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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 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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We are delighted to announce the upcoming visit of Luang Por Sumedho and his attendant Ajhan Asoko this coming July. We will have the good fortune of hosting Luang Por and Aj. Asoko who arrive on the 11th of July and depart on the 3rd of August. Given Luang Por's health, he will not be available for interviews or teaching events. He has grac... (click here to read the full update)

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Have Faith in the Goodness of Your Actions:

Ajahn Pavaro chats with visitors and reflects on the process of leaving one’s family to become a Buddhist monk. He answers various visitors’ questions about Ajahn Chah’s way of teaching, and bringing peace to the mind. (Q&A recorded at Tisarana on 09 November 2018. Duration 58:48)

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