Tisarana Blog

Launched during the depths of the 2020 Virus Pandemic to stay in touch with occasional bursts of writing by community residents. We hope you enjoy reading our blog!


Tuesday Dana in Barhaven (04-09-2020)

Anumodanā from Luang Por Viradhammo, the sangha and residents of Tisarana for the Dana received on April 7th in Barrhaven. Such spontaneous generosity is inspiring and delightful to witness. Many thanks to Bee Sterling and Niranjala Weerakoon for taking the lead on this and much Anumodanā to all our friends who participated. Here are some pictur... >> Read the complete blog entry . . .


Adapting and carrying on (04-07-2020)

We had a meeting yesterday to talk over points of the new Dhamma Hall construction contract. Here we are, all in the office. Gabriel took the picture using a fish-eye lens to get us all in the shot! When you have to meet, maintain six feet... We've heard that at Wat Pah Nanachat they've cancelled the daily Pindabhat and, like Tisarana, have a ... >> Read the complete blog entry . . .


Improvising & Caring (04-02-2020)

Bee’s mum died on Monday. She was ill with cancer so Bee and Steve have been caring for her in this time of dying. Without belittling the loss, I would say she had a good death – a good death because she lived a good life. She was cared for and loved. She knew the meaning of presence. Her passing was timely. We couldn’t go to the service,... >> Read the complete blog entry . . .


Wildlife & Tree Brackets (03-27-2020)

Technically I'm still on Winter Retreat forest practice, but it's getting pretty hard to ignore the signs of spring. The squirrels outside my kuti have been engaging in quite loud and sometimes shocking territorial combat. After meditating in the long stillness of the snowed-in weeks, with only the distant sound of coy-wolves howling, for me t... >> Read the complete blog entry . . .