” Bhikkhus, when the perception of impermanence is developed and cultivated, it eliminates all sensual lust, all lust for existence, it eliminates all ignorance, it uproots the conceit, ‘I am.’ ”

Better than one hundred years lived without seeing the arising and passing of things is one day lived seeing their arising and passing. “

— The Dhammapada, translated by Gil Fronsdal

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.

The OBS focuses primarily on Buddhist teachings in the Theravada tradition as practised in the forest monasteries in Sri Lanka, Thailand and Burma.

Practitioners and the spiritual mentors of the OBS communicate primarily in English.


The OBS is on Facebook.


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