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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Dear friends, Tisarana will hold it's annual Vesākha Pūjā on Sunday, May 22. Vesākha Pūjā commemorates the Buddha's birth, enlightenment, and passing away. The commemoration will begin with the taking of the 5 Precepts at 10:45 am under the large outdoor tent (conditions permitting). At 11:15 am the monks will receive the meal danā ... (click here to read the full update)

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