2020 Birken Retreat — April 29th to May 13th

Theme: Foundations of Mindfulness

The Sala at Birken Forest Monastery is a still, silent and beautiful place for meditation.

Application Period: Dec. 1 – Jan. 15

It’s become a tradition each spring — the Pacific Hermitage meditation retreat at Birken Forest Monastery in British Columbia, Canada. In total, up to 24 members of our lay community travel north to spend either one or two weeks in a beautiful setting so conducive to deeper meditation, investigation and reflection. Ajahn Sona, Abbot of Birken, gives reflections each night on the retreat theme.

If you’re interested in attending, please take a look at the retreat website. You’ll find information about the monastery, what the schedule is like and how to apply. Participants are selected from those who apply. Those accepted will be notified by January 30. Please direct any questions to retreat coordinator (Chevy) at the email address given near the bottom of retreat website home page.