Lineage Stories

Welcome friends.

Five sanghas from Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta have come together to create this special lineage story series. Read more about us. And, we are delighted to be partnering with IMS Online to bring this to the wider sangha. We offer a warm prairie welcome to all practitioners!

Our vision is to have our teachers share stories about their teachers, to honour our gratitude to the Asian roots of the practice; to give a sense of these teachings being handed down, generation to generation; and to give current practitioners a sense of carrying this precious gift forward.

Our collective practice is primarily rooted in the Burmese and Thai Forest lineages through Mahasi Sayadaw and Ajahn Mun, and, is also influenced by many other traditions. We will build a virtual lineage image as we go along, to create a visual sense of our practice and its roots.

All sessions are being held 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm Mountain, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm Central


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Support our teachers and this project.


Guy Armstrong, head shot, short white hair, smiling, teeth showing, wearing a white shirt and collar and dark jacket, background is a tree building and snow.

October 10, 2024 – Guy Armstrong
Guy has prepared a special presentation describing the diverse streams of dharma in our lineage.


Registration for this program is through the IMS Online Learning Center.
You can register individually for each session, or for the bundle of the first four sessions:
https://ims.dharma.org/bundles/lineage-stories


Save the dates:

January 23, 2025 – Thanissara, Kittisara, and Yong Oh

April 10, 2025 – Carol Wilson and Neesha Patel


Joseph Goldstein and Sharon Salzberg

Recording available: October 12, 2023 – Joseph Goldstein and Sharon Salzberg
These two co-founders of IMS (Insight Meditation Society) will share stories of Dipa Ma (1911 – 1989), Anagarika Munindra (1915-2003), and other beloved teachers.


A collage of three people, Rebecca Bradshaw in the top left, devon hase in the center, and Jessica Morey in the lower right.

Recording available: January 11, 2024 – Rebecca Bradshaw, devon hase, Jessica Morey
These friends will share memories of Sayadaw U Pandita, and also explore the connections between Theravada and Tibetan practices.


April 11, 2024 – Roxanne Dault and Tara Mulay
These friends will describe the Mahasi Method and how it has been passed on through Sayadaw U Pandita.