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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Beginning at 10:30 am, the Tisarana Community will commemorate Luang Por Vīradhammo's mother's birthday and dedicate blessings for the King of Thailand's birthday. Also on this day, the Lay Saṅgha will offer the Bhikkhu Vihara and the new tractor to the Monastic Saṅgha. We will have a potluck meal at 11:00 am and afterwards everyone will be in..... (click here to read the full update)

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Using Thought to Look at Doubt:

These short recordings are from the 2012 Tisarana Residential Retreat. Almost all of them take place before a formal sitting meditation session. So you may enjoy playing these before one of your own sits at home.


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