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.

Dhamma

“…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

Feb
25
Sat
all-day February – New Moon – 2017
February – New Moon – 2017
Feb 25 all-day
February - New Moon - 2017
“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
Mar
3
Fri
7:30 pm Friday Evening Meeting with Hoa ... @ Quaker House
Friday Evening Meeting with Hoa ... @ Quaker House
Mar 3 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Friday Evening Meeting with Hoa Nguyen,  March 3, 2017 @ Quaker House | Ottawa | Ontario | Canada
  The Monks and Nuns will be on winter retreat from January 1, 2016 until the end of March 2016. The regular Friday Evening Meetings at Quaker House will continue with lay practioner Hoa Nguyen[...]
Mar
5
Sun
all-day March Waxing (Half) Moon 2017
March Waxing (Half) Moon 2017
Mar 5 all-day
March Waxing (Half) Moon 2017
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Mar
10
Fri
7:30 pm Friday Evening Meeting with Jim ... @ Quaker House
Friday Evening Meeting with Jim ... @ Quaker House
Mar 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Friday Evening Meeting with Jim Bedard and Randy Baker - March 10, 2017 @ Quaker House | Ottawa | Ontario | Canada
In his early twenties, Jim’s spiritual angst led him to the experiential practice of meditation: Christian meditation, Transcendental Meditation (TM), and then Zen Buddhist meditation. In 1980 Jim began practicing Zen meditation and soon after[...]
Mar
11
Sat
all-day Non-Residential Retreat – Randy... @ Ron Kolbus Lakeside Centre
Non-Residential Retreat – Randy... @ Ron Kolbus Lakeside Centre
Mar 11 – Mar 12 all-day
Non-Residential Retreat -  Randy Baker and Jim Bedard @ Ron Kolbus Lakeside Centre | Ottawa | Ontario | Canada
Randy Baker began practicing Zen meditation in 1977 as a student of Roshi Philip Kapleau. His Zen training included 10 years on staff at the Rochester Zen Center. After practicing Zen for 20 years, Randy[...]