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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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Next on our list of Video Documentaries from the Ajahn Chah Forest Tradition - an oldie but goodie: Blue Eyes in Saffron Robes (1979). This video feature young versions of monks who went on to become famous teachers, including Ajahns Amaro and Jayasaro. A good website describing the video: ... read more

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Adapting and carrying on (04-07-2020)

We had a meeting yesterday to talk over points of the new Dhamma Hall construction contract. Here we... >> Read more

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Happiness as a Method:

Ajahn Viradhammo gives a reflection about whether happiness is something a meditator should be trying to achieve from his/her meditation, or whether it is more skillful to cultivate wholesome thoughts that are inherently ‘happy’. He gives examples of thoughts of loving-kindness (Metta) and gratitude. (Talk recorded at Tisarana on 11 …

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