Calgary & Area Sitting Groups

Bodhi Sangha
Coordinated by Frank Laxshimalla. Inspired by DIY Sangha, by Noah Levine. We are a Theravada Buddhist sangha following in line with the Thai Forest Tradition of Ajahn Chah.
Meets: Every Sunday - check the website in case of changes
Time: 10 - 11:30 AM
We start with a sitting, followed by a listening to a recorded Dhamma talk by the likes of Ajahn Brahm, Thanissaro Bhikku, Ajahn Sona, Sharon Salzberg, etc. and then have a short discussion after.
Location: 4935 - 20 Ave. NW in Montgomery

Calgary Theravadin Meditation Society
Teacher: Anne Mahoney
Meets: Typically 1st and 3rd Wednesdays each month - check the website for dates in case of changes.
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Location: #3, 1922 - 9 Ave. SE (in Inglewood)
Cost: By dana (donation) 

Wellness Through Mindfulness
1st Tuesday and 3rd or 4th Thursday of every month - check website to confirm dates
Time: 7:15 - 9:15 PM
Location: Shaganappi Community Association, 2516 - 14 Ave. SW
Cost: no charge
Contact: from website



    (For groups in Bragg Creek, Canmore or elsewhere in Alberta, see here)

    Calgary IMS Sangha
    Leaders: Leslie Ellestad and Carmen Wyatt
    Meets: We will not be meeting over the summer - please check back in late August for fall dates!
    Time: 7:15 - 9:00 PM
    Location: 2nd floor classroom, Christ Church 3602 - 8 St. SW. Enter front (west) door, stairs/elevator are on the right of the entrance hallway
    Cost: By dana (donation)

    Refuge Recovery Beltline
    Refuge Recovery Beltline offerss a program of recovery from all types of addiction and suffering. Using Buddhism's Four Noble Truths and The Eightfold Path as its main inspiration and guiding philosophy, meetings are based on the book Refuge Recovery: A Buddhist Path to Addiction Recovery, by Noah Levine.
    Meetings: There are a number of meeting types and times. Please see the website for details.
    Location: Community Wise Resource Centre, 223 - 12th Ave. SW
    Check signs in building for room location.
    Cost: A donation is requested, but not required for attendance

    Alberta Deepening Practice Program

    ADPP Participants Heather Martin Retreat Register Here

    September 2017 – July 2019 - PROGRAM IS FULL

    This program is led by Heather Martin, with senior students in Calgary and Edmonton facilitating monthly groups. Over the 21 months, this program includes monthly homework, monthly group meetings, 2 non-residential retreats in Calgary, 2 in Edmonton, and 2 week-long residential retreats in Calgary (summers of 2018 & 2019). Suitable for participants with meditation experience and interest in Dharma study. Participants are asked to commit to attending the meetings and the retreats.

    Our explorations are based on three areas:

    • Mindfulness, based on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness.
    • Friendliness (Metta) practices;
    • Engaging actively in this world with and from our Buddhist understandings and perspective.

    Questions? For info, contact

    Heather Martin Recordings