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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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In addition to the normal routines and business of the monastery, over the past seven years considerable energy has been directed towards envisioning, designing, contracting and planning to build a Dhamma Hall at Tisarana. With each passing month, now, these plans are coming closer to completion. A... read more

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Important Zoom Update (05-20-2021)

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Body awareness and Non desire | Luang Por Viradhammo | 25 Sep 21:The session begins with a brief Puja, guided meditation on the body, this is followed by a Dhamma talk, and concludes with a Q&A session. Luang Por explores the role that body awareness plays in arriving at Non desire. Once again staying with the th...

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