Tisarana is a monastery in the Thai forest tradition of Theravāda Buddhism. It is located 15km from Perth in the countryside a little more than an hour southwest of Ottawa, Canada.

The monastery is a residence for Buddhist monks and those who wish to train as Buddhist monks. It also functions as a spiritual sanctuary for interested friends who may visit for varying periods of time. Ajahn Vīradhammo is the resident senior monk at Tisarana.

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Dear Friends: We are happy to let you know that arrangements are well under way for the Kathina celebration scheduled to take place at Tisarana monastery at 10am on Sunday November 8th. The lay members of the Board of directors heartily invite friends and supporters of the monastery to participate in this happy and auspicious occasion. This year... (click here to read the full update)

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Right View: Accepting the Storm of Experience:

Ajahn Viradhammo teaches us to pay attention to the arising and ceasing of experience, being a witness to change rather than trying to get something better or remove something we don’t want in our field of awareness. This leaves room for wisdom to arise.


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