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Visiting Elders Summer & Fall 2024

Dear friends,

We are pleased to let you know that we will be receiving a few esteemed Elders who will be visiting Tisarana over the next few months.

Though we have not yet planned any large public gatherings or events, these Elders will be in residence during these dates and may possibly be available after Dāna to meet and discuss Dhamma.

Tan Ajahn Karuniko: May 26th to Jun 19th & Jul 4th to Jul 10th

Tan Ajahn Kusalo: Jun 10th to Jun 14th & Jun 19th to Jun 20th

Luang Por Sucitto: Jun 9th to Jun 13th; Jun 29th to Jul 14th & Oct 23rd to Nov 1st

Luang Por Pasanno: Aug 8th to Aug 14th

Please feel free to visit and share in the goodness and blessings of their presence, we look forward to seeing you at Tisarana.… Read the rest

Saturday Pindapats @ Ottawa, May 18th, 2024

The Sangha from Tisarana Buddhist Monastery will be going on Pindapatha scheduled for 18th May Saturday.  It will commence from Prasanna Ekanayake’s residence at 617 Remnor Avenue at 0800 and conclude at Rishanthi Pattiarachchi’s residence at 59 Maricona Way.  You can offer Dhana at either of these two residences. 

18th May Saturday @ 0800

Start: 617 Remnor Avenue

Finish: 59 Maricona Way

Please contact Chalaka at 343-548-2090 for any questions you may have.

Thank you very much.

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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.

We look forward to your participation.… Read the rest

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

Dhamma teaching with Luang Por Viradhammo

Friday, October 207:00 – 9:00pm

Luang por Viradhammo will be offering teachings on Zoom

Date / Time : Oct 20, 2023 at 7pm Ottawa (Oct 21, 7am Singapore)

To access the meeting, the details are : 

Zoom ID: 837 3663 4943

Passcode: 123… Read the rest

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

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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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