The September 3rd Garden Party: Getting Ready for the Pah Bah

‘Many hands make light work’ It’s that time of year – the Pah Bah celebration is fast approaching, and there’s lots to do in preparation.  There are tent sites to clear for visiting monks who will be camping out, and clean up of small branch piles ahead of driveway improvements, among other light outdoor tasks …

A Successful Virtual Retreat

The first-ever Birken Forest Monastery and Pacific Hermitage virtual retreat was an overwhelming success. Hundreds of retreatants joined us – from South Africa to Azerbaijan, from Canada to White Salmon, WA. There was great appreciation […]