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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Due to a lack of key members, necessary paperwork, and a working internet connection, the Tisarana Annual General Meeting scheduled for June 26 was canceled. It has been rescheduled to Sunday, July 24 at 3:00 pm. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. (click here to read the full update)

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Precepts and Unbiased Attention:

Ajahn Viradhammo explains how to use the precepts for our practice and also focuses on the theme of attention and how to consistently keep awareness on a particular object of mind.


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