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

 

 

 

Pindapata

Join our Newsletter

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
24
Sat
8:30 am RESCHEDULED Day of Mindfulness –... @ Tu-An Pagoda (Vietnamese Buddhist Temple)
RESCHEDULED Day of Mindfulness –... @ Tu-An Pagoda (Vietnamese Buddhist Temple)
Feb 24 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
RESCHEDULED Day of Mindfulness - February 24th, 2018 @ Tu-An Pagoda (Vietnamese Buddhist Temple) | Ottawa | Ontario | Canada
This Day of Mindfulness will be facilitated by OBS members. We will follow a schedule which includes periods of sitting and walking meditation with a taped Dhamma talk by Ajahn Jayasaro. As usual there will[...]
Feb
25
Sun
8:30 am Soup Kitchen – Feb 25th 2018
Soup Kitchen – Feb 25th 2018
Feb 25 @ 8:30 am – 1:00 pm
Soup Kitchen - Feb 25th 2018
OBS Soup Kitchen Shepherds of Good Hope This is a community event where a volunteer team of members and friends, wishing to donate their time and food preparation skills, are welcome to join in. The[...]
Mar
2
Fri
7:30 pm Friday Evening Meeting with Andr... @ Quaker House
Friday Evening Meeting with Andr... @ Quaker House
Mar 2 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Friday Evening Meeting with Andre Vellino - March 2, 2018 @ Quaker House | Ottawa | Ontario | Canada
Andre has been a member and past President of the Ottawa Buddhist Society and practiced with many Theravada monastics and lay teachers. Since 2002 he has been a member of the Order of Interbeing and[...]
Mar
9
Fri
7:30 pm Friday Evening Meeting with Jim ... @ Quaker House
Friday Evening Meeting with Jim ... @ Quaker House
Mar 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Friday Evening Meeting with Jim Bedard and Randy Baker, March 9th, 2018 @ 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
10
Sat
8:30 am Jim Bedard and Randy Baker Non-R... @ Ron Kolbus Community Centre, Ottawa
Jim Bedard and Randy Baker Non-R... @ Ron Kolbus Community Centre, Ottawa
Mar 10 @ 8:30 am – Mar 11 @ 4:00 pm
Jim Bedard and Randy Baker Non-Residential Retreat March 10th - 11th, 2018 @ Ron Kolbus Community Centre, Ottawa
JIm Bedard Randy Baker ~ Satipanna Toronto   Theme: Overcoming Obstacles to Awakening This retreat will focus on recognizing and working with the hindrances. The Buddha’s teaching encourages us to turn our difficulties into objects[...]