Note: The monastery will be on winter retreat until April 1st.  During this time, there will not be any Saturday meditation program, and the monastery will not be accepting any guests.  Thank you.

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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During Tisarana's Winter Retreat (January 1st to March 31st) we will not be holding our usual Saturday afternoon meditation and Dhamma talk sessions. However, for anyone who is interested in attending any of the Lunar Observance Day evening sessions, we will have our usual puja and sitting beginning at 7:00 pm and a live or recorded talk held short..... (click here to read the full update)

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Intellectual Dueling or an Internal Conversation:

Ajahn Viradhammo. Tisarana Non-Residential Retreat 2014 (Fifteenth talk). The difference between intellectual cleverness and knowledge versus a contemplative exploration of experience with the teachings of the Buddha.


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