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7000 Smith Lake Forest Service Road, Knutsford

Birken Forest Buddhist Monastery

7000 Smith Lake Forest Service Road is a Buddhist Monastery south of Kamloops, slightly south of Roche Lake Provincial Park. In 2001, a growing commnity of monastics from Princeton, BC moved to this location and began building and improving it.


2001: Birken’s growing community of monastics and lay supporters relocate from near Princeton BC to its current location.

2001-Present: Improvements occured to bring the monastery to a high level of energy efficiency. It has become a model of simple, green monasticism.

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