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Sunday Public Meditations @ Tisarana – 9.30 to 11 AM.

It gives us great pleasure to welcome everyone to Tisarana’s Public Meditation, Dhamma talk and Q&A, scheduled for Sundays between April & December, starting Sunday, April 14th, 2024.

If you would like to join us for the meal after the meditation session, please email the Kitchen at by Friday evening to register for the meal and to let us know what you’ll be contributing to the meal that Sunday.

The kitchen will also gratefully accept Dāna of groceries, dry/canned goods and household items before the Sunday session commences. We request that participants be seated and comfortable five minutes prior to the start of the session.

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Year End FY 2023.

Dear friends and supporters,

As the year draws to a close, Luang Por Viradhammo, the Sangha and the Tisarana Community wish to express our gratitude and appreciation for your thoughtfulness, generosity and friendship over the past year.

As December 31st falls on a Saturday, the last banking day for 2023 falls on Dec 29th. To process all donations and close our books on time, any physical donations (by way of cheque, cash or in-kind receipts) received after 11 AM on Dec 29th, will be moved over to the Financial Year 2024.

PayPal, wire and Interac eTransfers will be received till 11 PM Dec 31, 2023. Anything coming in after that will be accounted for as donations received in the new financial year 2024.

We thank you once again for your continued support and we send you our warmest wishes for the year ahead.

Warm regards,


Tisarana Buddhist Monastery.… Read the rest

Winter Retreat 2024 and April 2024.

Dear friends,

The resident community at Tisarana is now winding down in preparation for our annual winter retreat.

Please note that we do not accept any overnight visitors from Jan 1st to Mar 31, 2024 apart from the Winter Retreat crew.

Sunday Public Meditations and New Visitor Orientation Weekends will not be offered during the Winter Retreat period. We will announce recommencement sometime in April via our website.

Day visits are also not possible during the Winter Retreat.

Dāna meals are gratefully accepted during the winter retreat. Kindly email our Kitchen Steward as usual to make the necessary arrangements.

However, if you’d like to meet a monk when you bring Dāna, please email the office in advance to arrange this.

Our community treasures this time of silence and solitude and we may not be freely available to interact with people bringing Dāna during the Winter Retreat. We request that day visitors please bear this in mind.

At the close of the Winter Retreat, the community restarts planning and work projects for the months ahead.

Overnight stays for the month of April 2024 will be restricted to friends and supporters of long-standing who can reside at Tisarana with ease and familiarity. If you are a supporter of long-standing and would like to visit overnight in April, please email the office with your request.… Read the rest

Online Meditation Retreat with Luang Por Viradhammo 24 November – 3 December 2023

The Angel Group is pleased to invite you to join the 10-day online retreat “Our ultimate desire is the end of desire” with LuangPor Viradhammo. The retreat starts from 24 November to 3 December 2023.

During this retreat, Luang Por will share his profound wisdom and offer guidance through the path that will lead to the end of desire.
For retreat timetable and more details, please refer to the Retreat Information Booklet.
Retreat Zoom Log in : Click here
Zoom meeting ID : 922 5374 0296
Passcode : Dhamma
(No registration is required)
All participants are welcome who are not able to commit to every session due to any personal limitations.
Please feel free to share this information with your friends.

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Notice of the 2023 Annual General Meeting for the Fiscal Year 2022

Date: Saturday, November 4, 2023

Location: Tisarana Buddhist Monastery

Time: 1:30 PM


The Directors of the Board of Tisarana Buddhist Monastery cordially invite all members of good standing to attend the Annual General Meeting for the Fiscal Year 2022 scheduled to be held at the monastery on Saturday, November 4, 2023, at 1.30 PM.

As always, we thank you for your continued support and participation.


Philip Jurgens, Secretary

October 16, 2023… Read the rest

Correction re OBS Teaching this weekend.

Please note that the teachings scheduled with the Ottawa Buddhist Society for Friday evening Oct 20 and Saturday, Oct 21 will be conducted by Ajahn Pavaro, not Luang Por Viradhammo. We apologise for the previous post which was erroneous.

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