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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This week, the Lunar Observance falls on Tuesday 8th August and our monastics will be in Perth on Alms Round Tuesday 8th August. All other details remain the same. If you would like to offer alms Tuesday alone, please email office.webmail@gmail.com before 9 PM Monday 7th August with the words "Alms Round" in the subject line and body of your email,... (click here to read the full update)

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Ajahn Viradhammo explores the reflective capacity and speaks about how to apply reflection – not for the sake of knowledge, but to learn what it is we are supposed to reflect upon. Examining the absence of conditions and exploring not self, non-becoming and non-resistance.

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