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 Sunday 23rd July. Our monastics will be in Perth on Alms Round on Monday 24th July. All other details remain the same. If you would like to offer alms Monday alone, please email office.webmail@gmail.com before 9 PM Sunday 23rd July with the words "Alms Round" in the subject line and body of your email, your ... (click here to read the full update)

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