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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


Abbot's Birthday (04-08-2014)

There was an error in our previous progress update.  Venerable Ajahn Vīradhammo's birthday is on April 27th, not the 22nd as was erroneously reported. In related news, he will he away from the monastery from the 17th to the 26th, as he will be leading an annual retreat in Hockley Valley. (click here to read the full update)

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Most Recent Podcast


Where is the End of the World? (03-23-2014)

The Buddha said "Dear Rohatissa, you're not going to find the end of the world, by traveling physically".  That's when he said that the arising of the world, the ceasing of the world, and the path leading to the ceasing of the world, is right within this body. (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.