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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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This year’s monastic Rains Retreat, marking another ‘year in the robes’ for Bhikkhus at Tisarana Buddhist Monastery, will end on October 21st. Traditionally, what follows is a month-long period during which a ‘Kathina cloth’ may be offered by lay supporters. This has long been a beloved e... read more

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2021 Kathina Announcement (10-13-2021)

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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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