As in years past, we’ll prepare for the upcoming winter by readying the wood needed to fuel the wood stove. This year, the wood is already split, we’ll just be moving and stacking it. This is a wonderful opportunity to offer generosity by working together with the monks in joyful community! The Details: Dates: Saturday, […]
This year, Ajahn Sona and Ajahn Sudanto are bringing the Birken Forest Buddhist Monastery and Pacific Hermitage Annual Retreat online. The focus is The Four Foundations of Mindfulness, a central theme in the teachings of the Buddha.
May 1-10, 2020: Everyone is Welcome As we step gently into these shifting times, and find our footing amidst uncertainty, Birken Forest Buddhist Monastery and Pacific Hermitage will premiere our first web-based virtual meditation retreat, centered on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness. Ajahn Sona, Ajahn Sudanto, and other resident monks will lead meditators around the […]
This Weekend, October 5 & 6 The monks need help splitting and stacking a large pile of wood. At this last work party of the year, we’ll use a gas-powered wood splitter to deal with large pieces, but about half of the wood is small enough to stack without splitting. The work party is from […]
Birken Forest Monastery (Sitavana)May 1 – 15, 2019Ajahn Sona Retreat on Right Effort Join the Pacific Hermitage monastics and lay community members for this opportunity to deepen your meditation practice in a beautiful British Columbia setting. Applications accepted starting November 1. Visit Ajahn Sona’s YouTube channel to see why he is respected as such a gifted and clear teacher! […]