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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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At long last, the much-awaited 'Stillness Flowing' audio book is now available online. Thanks to the efforts of Aj. Jayasaro and Aj. Siripanyo, the audio book is made available in time for Ajahn Chah's memorial day today (Jan 16th). There are several ways that Stillness Flowing audio book ca... read more

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Latest Blog Post

Ajahn Pavaro's Reflections on 2020 (12-28-2020)

Reflections on 2020 Ajahn Pavaro December at Tisarana. Each day we walk by the deer in their... >> Read more

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Latest Podcast

Investigating how Opinions Underlie Uncertainty: Venerable Khemako describes how views and opinions are quick sketches and shortcuts for the fullness of the present moment. Once we see this, we can hold our opinions more tentatively and recognize their uncertainty. He encourages us to investig...

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