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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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The podcast, Where Are You Going, has a new audio Buddhist pilgrimage book which you can listen to in weekly instalments. Over this winter Nick Scott will be reading In My Teacher's Footsteps, the account of how Ajahn Amaro, he and four others followed Luang Poh Sumedho to Mount Kailash in Tibet. ... read more

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2021 Kathina Announcement (10-13-2021)

This year’s monastic Rains Retreat, marking another ‘year in the robes’ for Bhikkhus at Tisar... >> Read more

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Latest Podcast

OBS Retreat 2021 | day 04 Session 01 | Luang Por Viradhammo:The session begins with a reflection on how to bring spirituality into the mundane. Luang Por reflects on Ajahn Chah's teachings. Which somehow brought the spiritual into the mundane. This is followed by a guided meditation. For more teachings, pleas...

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