Victoria Vipassana Community Welcomes:
Friday, May 7th 7 – 9 p.m.
The Relationship of Concentration to the Development of Wisdom.
Note: The location has been changed to accommodate more people.
Please go to Queenswood Retreat Center, 2494 Arbutus Road, Victoria, BC. May 7th 7-9 p.m. We will be in the Chapel. Chairs will be available. Floor-sitters, please bring your own cushion.
No registration is required for the Friday night talk, however we would appreciate an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you are planning to attend.
Ajahn Sona – Abbot of Birken Forest Monastery
Born in Canada, Ajahn (”teacher”) Sona’s background as a layperson is in classical guitar performance. His encounter with Buddhist wisdom as a young man initiated a spiritual journey that led him to become a lay hermit for several years. He subsequently ordained as a Theravada monk under Venerable Gunaratana, at the Bhavana Society in West Virginia. Ajahn Sona further trained at monasteries in the Ajahn Chah lineage in northeast Thailand, especially Wat Pah Nanachat. Upon his return to Canada in 1994 he helped establish Birken Forest Monastery which is now located south of Kamloops BC.
Ajahn Sona has been in robes for over 20 years. He has ample experience leading meditation retreats and lecturing on Buddhist meditation and practice, both in Canada and abroad. His teachings combine tried-and-true Buddhist wisdom with modern commonsense.