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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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As we enter a budding spring time at Tisarana after the ending of our winter retreat, many changes have been brought to the fore. The Saturday Afternoon Program Resumes Beginning at 1:00 pm. The first Saturday of April brought many old friends back to the monastery and we would like to announce a small change in schedule. A request was made f... (click here to read the full update)

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Ajahn Viradhammo. Ottawa Buddhist Society Fall Retreat in Arnprior (Eleventh Talk).

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