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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This year we will hold our annual Vesākha Pūjā on Saturday, May 30. This is a day commemorating the Buddha's birth, enlightenment, and death. The commemoration will begin with the taking of the 5 Precepts at 10:30 am under the large outdoor tent (conditions permitting). At 11:00 am the monks will receive the meal danā (a potluck lunch). ... (click here to read the full update)

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The Mood of the Mind:

In this short talk before a meditation session, Ajahn Viradhammo speaks about awakening to the way things are, the mood of the mind, stabilizing awareness, the feel of the body and the mind, experiencing the mind and the body, and experience as “in awareness” — not as mine or self. …


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