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Notice of the Annual General Meeting for the Year 2020

Date of AGM: Sunday the August 29, 2021.

Place: Tisarana Buddhist Monastery – 1356 Powers Road, Perth, Ontario K7H 3C5

Time: 130pm (EDT)

The Directors of the Board of Tisarana Buddhist Monastery cordially invite all members of good standing to attend the Annual General Meeting (AGM) scheduled to be held on Sunday, August 29, 2021 at 1.30 PM. 

Sincerely,

Tilak Gunawardhane
Secretary to the Board

July 21, 2021… Read the rest

Tisarana Vesak Celebration 2564

May 26 marked this year’s Vesak Day, the full-moon of May that commemorates the Buddha’s Birth, Enlightenment, and Final Passing (Parinibbana). It is a major, sacred occasion in the annual Buddhist calendar, observed throughout the Buddhist world. With Tisarana situated at some distance from the Asian heartlands of Theravada, our celebrations contained improvised as well as traditional features.

Due to Covid restrictions this year’s gathering was modest in size. Supporters arrived earlier in the week with many flower pots to adorn shrines. Residents and others devoted hours to trimming grass and clearing flower beds. On Vesak itself Luang Por Viradhammo, the Bhikkhus, and resident community received cheerful assistance from day-visitors bringing more gifts. Groups of us busied ourselves arranging flowers and candles. Within a few hours the various shrines had been tidied and beautifully adorned: the large standing Buddha near Tisarana’s entrance; the cast Buddha rupa (eventually bound for the Dhamma Hall); the library-shrine room in the Bhikkhu Vihara; the meditation and eating Sala. Even the small Bodhi tree (gamely struggling with spider mites, alas) was decorated.

The following photos offer glimpses of our Vesak. At different junctures of the evening itself Luang Por read from Ven. Nyanamoli’s The Life of the Buddha, dealing with the Blessed One’s Birth, Enlightenment, and Parinibbana.… Read the rest

Important Zoom Update

Going forward, we will be unable to send out Zoom reminders before each individual public teaching event. All event and login details are posted on our public calendar. Please see the website calendar (at the bottom of www.tisarana.ca homepage) to see the teaching dates with the Zoom details, make sure to click on the event to see the details. Thank you for your patience and understanding.… Read the rest

Dhamma Teaching Via Zoom with Ajahn Viradhammo, Friday, April 2nd (update)

Ajahn Viradhammo will offer a Dhamma teaching via Zoom Friday, April 2nd at 7pm EST. Anyone is welcome to join. See details below:

Join Zoom Meeting http://bit.ly/AjahnViradhammo

Zoom Meeting ID: 837 3663 4943

Passcode: 123

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Dhamma Teaching via Zoom with Ajahn Viradhammo, Friday, March 5th

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Dhamma Teaching via Zoom with Ajahn Viradhammo, Friday, February 5th

Ajahn Viradhammo will offer a Dhamma teaching via Zoom Friday, February 5th at 7pm EST. Anyone is welcome to join. See details below:

Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/96432723114?pwd=RS8vWlRzZUZoaUpsaWZXNmtGUVMzQT09
Zoom Meeting ID : 964 3272 3114
Passcode : 122333

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