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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

Change (04-18-2014)

Nothing is permanent - and this applies just as much within the monastery as outside of it.  As the year progresses a few changes are taking place here at Tisarana Buddhist Monastery...   Farewell to Our Beloved Peter Peter Pauls is a lay resident who has been living here at Tisarana for about one year.  He has been in charge of maintai... (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.