Bow Valley Sangha

Meditation can help one let go of the suf­fering that comes from worry, agitation, and rumination. It can also be a spiritual pathway to realizing the interconnected­ness of all beings. The group welcomes those who are simply interested in calm­ing their minds and coping

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Birken Forest Monastery

Two forest monks living in seclusion. Ex­perienced meditators welcome. Write ahead. Very little accommodation. Prac­tice must be independent. address: PO Box 46, Mt. Currie, BC V02 2K0 lineage: Thai Forest, Ajahn Chah spiritual head: Sona Bhikkhu, Resident Director AFFILIATION: Autonomous ESTABLISHED: 1994

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Arrow River Community Center

A Buddhist forest monastery offering a traditional monastic lifestyle and periodic formal retreats. Founded in 1975 as a lay meditation center by Kema Ananda. The resident bhikkhu, Punnadhammo, is a former student of Kema’s who took ordi­nation in Thailand in 1990. address:

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Fondation Vipassana/Eastern Canada Vipassana Foundation

For additional information, please see listing for Vipassana Meditation Center in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts. address: C. P. 32083 Les Atriums, Montreal, QC H2L 4Y5 PHONE: (514) 481-3504 FAX: (514) 879-8302 lineage: Vipassana meditation in the tradition of Burmese teacher Sayagyi U Ba Khin, as taught by S. N. Goenka spiritual head: S. N. Goenka

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Insight Meditation Group

Our group meets regularly one evening a week throughout the year. We begin with a forty-five-minute sitting and usually follow it with dharma discussion. We have a library of taped dharma talks, which anyone who is interested can bor­row. A small discussion group meets for an hour on alternate Sundays. address: 2672

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