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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 south-west 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 Viradhammo is the resident senior monk at Tisarana.

 

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Another round of seasons at Tisarana. The quiet, open space of the previous winter retreat is long past; subsequent seasons have been filled with regular pujas and Sangha gatherings, daily chores, needed kuti repairs, cabinetry, and numerous planning meetings for our prospective Dhamma Hall. Especi... read more

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End of Year Reflections (2021) by Ajahn Pavaro (12-30-2021)

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Latest Podcast

OBS Retreat 2021 | day 04 Session 01 | Luang Por Viradhammo:The session begins with a reflection on how to bring spirituality into the mundane. Luang Por reflects on Ajahn Chah's teachings. Which somehow brought the spiritual into the mundane. This is followed by a guided meditation. For more teachings, pleas...

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