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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If you have ever wondered how the Tisarana free distribution books are produced, here is a description by Lisa explaining the process. It also illustrates how the life of Tisarana Monastery is made possible by an extended family of volunteers . . . In October of 2013, Philip and I began our “special volunteering project” for Tisarana Buddhis... (click here to read the full update)

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Watching Resistance:

Ajahn Viradhammo encourages us to choose awareness rather than blind reactivity to circumstances, so we can abide in a consciousness that is aware of change. This is a transcendent form of freedom which is different from being caught in resistance or trying to get what you want.


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