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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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Starting Saturday 23rd till Saturday 30th September 2017, the monastics and residents at Tisarana will be on retreat. The public meditation sessions on Saturdays (23rd & 30th) will happen as scheduled. However, there will be no Dhamma Talk on the Lunar Observance Day on Thursday, September 28th. On Saturday 23rd September at 1,30 PM there... (click here to read the full update)

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Individuality vs Anatta:

Ajahn Viradhammo talks at the Ottawa Buddhist Society Day of Mindfulness about the unconditioned, uncreated, transcendent and how we suffer because of wrong view.

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