Welcome to the OBS

The Ottawa Buddhist Society serves Theravada Buddhists of all backgrounds in and around Ottawa, Canada’s Capital. All who support the Society and its objectives are welcome to Society activities: meditation retreats, days of mindfulness, Friday evening meetings at 91A Fourth Avenue, Dharma study groups and to become members.

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“…it is our own mind that should be soaked by the rain of truth…”  Buddha Gandavyuha Sutra
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Regular e-mails to the Ottawa Buddhist Society mailing list announce monthly OBS event bulletins, important OBS news, etc.

How to participate?

You can participate in the OBS in many different ways. We are always looking for volunteers!

Upcoming Events

Jan
30
Fri
7:30 pm Friday Evening Meeting with Rand... @ Quaker House
Friday Evening Meeting with Rand... @ Quaker House
Jan 30 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Friday Evening Meeting with Randy Baker - Jan. 30 2015 @ Quaker House | Ottawa | Ontario | Canada
Randy Baker from Satipanna Insight Meditation in Toronto Friday evening Randy will speak on The End of Passivity … ” Our world now puts immense emphasis on outward achievement and superficial enjoyment. Consequently, it’s easy[...]
Jan
31
Sat
8:30 am Day of Mindfulness with Randy Ba... @ Tu-An Pagoda (Vietnamese Buddhist Temple)
Day of Mindfulness with Randy Ba... @ Tu-An Pagoda (Vietnamese Buddhist Temple)
Jan 31 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Day of Mindfulness with Randy Baker - Jan. 31, 2015 @  Tu-An Pagoda (Vietnamese Buddhist Temple) | Ottawa | Ontario | Canada
Randy Baker On Saturday Randy will talk on Misconceptions About Practice: Fostering Skillful Applications of the Noble Eightfold Path in our Practice and Life …. ” All of us have blind spots in our outlooks[...]
Feb
2
Mon
all-day Full Moon
Full Moon
Feb 2 all-day
Full Moon
          “Moon phase 1″ by Daniel Kmiec – Own work. Licensed under GFDL via Wikimedia Commons – http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Moon_phase_1.svg#mediaviewer/File:Moon_phase_1.svg
Feb
13
Fri
7:30 pm Friday Evening Meeting with Bhan... @ Quaker House
Friday Evening Meeting with Bhan... @ Quaker House
Feb 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Friday Evening Meeting with Bhante Jinananda - Feb. 13, 2015 @ Quaker House | Ottawa | Ontario | Canada
  Bhante Jinananda is an Ottawa monk at theHilda Jayewardenaramaya Buddhist Monastery and meditation centre. ‘Bhante J’ has been in North America for nearly seven years and has been a qualified meditation master for decades[...]
Feb
27
Fri
7:30 pm Friday Evening Meeting with Jim ... @ Quaker House
Friday Evening Meeting with Jim ... @ Quaker House
Feb 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Friday Evening Meeting with Jim Bedard - Feb. 27, 2015 @ Quaker House | Ottawa | Ontario | Canada
In 1980, Jim began practicing Zen meditation and soon after became a student of Roshi Philip Kapleau of the Rochester Zen Center. Jim practiced with Roshi Kapleau and his dharma heirs for the next 20[...]