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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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At the request of our caring supporters, here is a list of suggested items that would be useful for Tisarana that could be offered during the Kathina season this year. If you plan to offer an item please cross it out using strikethrough (example) so that it can be removed from the list. 2020 Kat... read more

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Tuesday Dana in Barhaven (04-09-2020)

Anumodanā from Luang Por Viradhammo, the sangha and residents of Tisarana for the Dana received on... >> Read more

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Latest Podcast

Ajahn Viradhammo - Ottawa Buddhist Society Zoom Retreat - September 2020: This retreat, which for over a decade has normally been held each year at the Galilee Centre in Arnprior, was this year conducted via Zoom. Much thanks to members of the OBS for organizing this retreat. Sadhu, Anumodana! 11th Sep. 7:30PM - Introd...

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