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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Most Recent Progress Update

For anyone interested in attending all or part of the non-residential retreat held at Tisarana, September 14 to 21, the following is our planned retreat schedule: Sunday, September 14 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Evening puja, meditation, and Dhamma talk Monday, September 15 to Saturday, September 20 5:00 am to 6:30 am - Morning puja with the mon..... (click here to read the full update)

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On the afternoon of July 27th, 2014, in Toronto, Ajahn Vīradhammo leads a guided meditation and then answers questions from the group... (click here to listen to the most recent podcast)

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