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! […]
* New wood is stacked * Ajahn Geoff visits 11/6 * Last 2018 Half-Day is 11/10 * CANCELLED: PFoD November visit * How Much Wood Does a Woodchucker Chuck? Plenty! Hermitage helpers were full of smiles, hard work and good company as they chucked wood at the last work parties for 2018. Many thanks to […]