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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To commemorate Ajahn Viradhammo's 70th birthday on April 27th, the electronic edition of his upcoming book of Dhamma reflections entitled The Contemplative's Craft: Internalizing the Teachings of the Buddha, will be made available on April 27th through a number of different websites. These websites include forestsangha.org and the forest monastery... (click here to read the full update)

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