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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.

Most Recent Progress Update


Two mistakes in the last progress update regarding the September 14-21 retreat (07-23-2014)

For anyone interested in attending the September non-residential retreat, we apologize for two mistakes in the last update. The first mistake regards the length of the retreat. It is not a nine day retreat but a seven day retreat beginning on Sunday evening, September 14th and ending on Sunday morning, September 21st. The second mistake was M... (click here to read the full update)

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Most Recent Podcast


Stabilizing the Mind (07-20-2014)

Ajahn Vīradhammo gives various examples to encourage stability in our mediation and explores the nuances of how our minds work within the context of Dhamma. (click here to listen to the most recent podcast)

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Tisarana Event Calendar

Click on a date to see the full event description. Green events are our on-site monastery events, as well as off-site public retreats. The highlighted square is the current date.