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Kathina Wish List 2020

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 Kathina Wish List

As usual, our main priority is to build a New Dhamma Hall. If you would like to contribute towards this effort as part of a Kathina offering please visit the Financial Contributions page.

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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!

  1. 11th Sep. 7:30PM – Introduction and Precepts
  2. 12th Sep. 6:00AM – Morning Meditation
  3. 12th Sep. 8:30AM – Reflections and Meditation
  4. 12th Sep. 2:00PM – Reflections and Meditation
  5. 12th Sep. 7:00PM – Dhamma Talk
  6. 13th Sep. 6:00AM – Morning Meditation
  7. 13th Sep. 8:30AM – Reflections and Meditation
  8. 13th Sep. 2:00PM – Reflections and Meditation
  9. 13th Sep. 7:00PM – Dhamma Talk
  10. 14th Sep. 6:00AM –
  11. 14th Sep. 8:30AM –
  12. 14th Sep. 2:00PM – Reflections and Meditation
  13. 14th Sep. 7:00PM – Dhamma Talk
  14. 15th Sep. 6:00AM – Morning Meditation
  15. 15th Sep. 8:30AM – Reflections and Meditation
  16. 15th Sep. 2:00PM – Reflections and Meditation
  17. 15th Sep. 7:00PM – Dhamma Talk
  18. 16th Sep. 6:00AM – Morning Meditation
  19. 16th Sep. 8:30AM – Reflections and Meditation
  20. 16th Sep. 2:00PM – Reflections and Meditation
  21. 16th Sep. 7:00PM – Dhamma Talk
  22. 17th Sep. 6:00AM – Morning Meditation
  23. 17th Sep. 8:30AM –
  24. 17th Sep. 2:00PM – Reflections and Meditation
  25. 17th Sep. 7:00PM – Dhamma Talk
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Kathina Celebrations 2020

As the Kathina season approaches, we’ve been considering how to organise the event this year. Though it would be great to celebrate together as we have done in the past, COVID 19 safety regulations have resulted in limiting capacity to 25 people in the tent per day.

As previously scheduled, the Kathina robe cloth will be offered by the sponsors and a limited group of supporters on October 4th, 2020.

The Sangha will gladly meet everyone else, limited to 25 people per day, starting October 5th till the end of the month. All others are welcome to choose a day of the month when Luang Por & Sangha members will be delighted to meet with you.

Simply register your visit by clicking here. We will contact you by phone to work out the details.

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Just Watching the Mind

Luang Pu Sumedho gives some more wise Dhamma reflections.

Please click on this link:

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The Buddha Returns to Tisarana

After over a year away, the standing metal Buddha statue that greeted visitors as they drove into Tisarana is now back, shinier than ever. Last year it was observed that the statue was beginning to form large cracks in certain areas, and the outer layer was showing wear from the sun and weather. A dedicated supporter in Ottawa volunteered to fix it and after a year of hard work, it was ready to be put back up. Sadhu, Anumodana.

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Dhamma Teaching via Zoom with Ajahn Viradhammo, Friday, August 14th

Ajahn Viradhammo will offer a Dhamma teaching via Zoom Friday, August 14th at 7pm EST. Anyone is welcome to join. See details below:

Meeting ID: 912 5906 9811

Password: 122333

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