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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Most Recent Progress Update

For anyone interested in attending all or part of the non-residential retreat held at Tisarana, September 14 to 21, the following is our planned retreat schedule: Sunday, September 14 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Evening puja, meditation, and Dhamma talk Monday, September 15 to Saturday, September 20 5:00 am to 6:30 am - Morning puja with the mon..... (click here to read the full update)

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During one of the Wan Prah vigils, Ajahn Vīradhammo speaks about the advantages and uses of renunciation and how the monastic form helps to encourage the use of this helpful tool... (click here to listen to the most recent podcast)

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