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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Our Use By Date – Luang Por Liem:

Ajahn Thaniyo translates a talk given by Luang Por Liem. He covers many themes including mindfulness, generosity, sacrificing, not to be a slave to the worldly Dhammas and conditioned things, and seeing the nature of our bodies as impermanent and not self. This allows us to experience dispassion, helping us …


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