OBS Activity Calendar

 

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Friday Evening Meeting with Venerable Khemako – September 7, 2018 7:30 pm
Friday Evening Meeting with Venerable Khemako – September 7, 2018 @ Quaker House
Sep 7 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Friday Evening Meeting with Venerable Khemako - September 7, 2018 @ Quaker House | Ottawa | Ontario | Canada
  Venerable Khemako was born in Phoenix, Arizona in 1959 into a large Catholic family and received his primary education from priests and nuns at the local Church-run school. His long-standing interest in the core[...]
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LP Viradhammo Residential Retreat – September 21-28, 2018
LP Viradhammo Residential Retreat – September 21-28, 2018 @ Galilee Centre
Sep 21 – Sep 28 all-day
LP Viradhammo Residential Retreat - September 21-28, 2018 @ Galilee Centre | Arnprior | Ontario | Canada
Luang Por Viradhammo is the Abbott of Tisarana Buddhist Monastery. He was born in Germany, 1947, to Latvian refugee parents. They moved to Toronto when he was four years old. Around 1969, while living in[...]
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LP Viradhammo Residential Retreat – September 21-28, 2018 @ Galilee Centre
Sep 21 – Sep 28 all-day

Ajahn V Sept 2014Luang Por Viradhammo is the Abbott of Tisarana Buddhist Monastery.

He was born in Germany, 1947, to Latvian refugee parents. They moved to Toronto when he was four years old. Around 1969, while living in India, he encountered Buddhism. He eventually travelled to Thailand to become a novice at Wat Mahathat in 1973 and took bhikkhu ordination the following year at Wat Pah Pong with Ajahn Chah. He went back to Canada to visit his family in 1977. Instead of returning to Thailand, he was asked by Ajahn Chah to join Ajahn Sumedho at the Hampstead Vihāra in London. Later, he was involved in the establishment of both the Chithurst and Harnham monasteries in the UK. In 1985, invited by the Wellington Theravāda Buddhist Association, he moved to New Zealand, where he lived for 10 years, setting up Bodhinyānārāma monastery. In 1995 he came to the UK to assist Ajahn Sumedho at Amarāvati and stayed for four years before returning to New Zealand, where he lived until 2002. He was living in Ottawa caring for his mother for nine years and is now resident Abbot at Tisarana.


 


  • Early Bird registration for OBS Members Noon, Monday July 16th
  • Public registration begins Thursday July 19th

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

1. Can I attend the retreat part time?
• NO, Priority is given to retreatants willing to commit for the full period,

2. Is the retreat accessible?
• Not at this time.

3. I have food allergies..what to do?
• All meals are vegetarian. If your registration is confirmed the OBS will contact you for any specific allergies etc.Galilee can accommodate gluten free, lactose intolerant and nut free meals.

4. I am allergic to electronic devices, will I be accommodated.
• NO, there will be recording devices and a sound system in the meditation room.

5. I have medical issues and need three meals a day, can I be accommodated.
• Galilee prepares breakfast and lunch meals. Yes, you may label and store a small amount of food in the greenhouse fridge across from the dining hall.

6. Can I choose my room?
• Room assignment is done by Galilee Centre unless there is a specific medical need. Please respect the policy of random assignment in the spirit of equanimity.

7. Can I bring my own bench/cushion/zafu?
• Yes please do… we have a limited number of mats and cushions.

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Friday Evening Meeting with Ayya Medhanandi – October 5, 2018 @ Quaker House
Oct 5 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Ayya MedhanandiAyyā Medhānandī , Bhikkhuni, a native of Montreal, is the founder of Sati Sārāņīya Hermitage, a Theravada Buddhist training monastery for bhikkhunīs in Perth, Ontario, Canada. After learning to meditate at 21, she made pilgrimage to India, studied with an Advaita sage, completed an Msc in nutrition and managed UN and other aid agency programs for malnourished women and children.

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Friday Evening Meeting with Ayya Medhanandi – October 19, 2018 @ Quaker House
Oct 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Ayya MedhanandiAyyā Medhānandī , Bhikkhuni, a native of Montreal, is the founder of Sati Sārāņīya Hermitage, a Theravada Buddhist training monastery for bhikkhunīs in Perth, Ontario, Canada. After learning to meditate at 21, she made pilgrimage to India, studied with an Advaita sage, completed an Msc in nutrition and managed UN and other aid agency programs for malnourished women and children.

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Day of Mindfulness with Ayya Medhanandi – October 20, 2018 @ Tu-An Pagoda (Vietnamese Buddhist Temple)
Oct 20 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

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Ayyā Medhānandī Bhikkhunī, a native of Montreal, is the founder of Sati Sārāņīya Hermitage, a Theravada Buddhist training monastery for bhikkhunīs in Perth, Ontario, Canada. After learning to meditate at 21, she made pilgrimage to India, studied with an Advaita sage, completed an Msc in nutrition and managed UN and other aid agency programs for malnourished women and children.

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Friday Evening Meeting with Venerable Khemako – November 2, 2018 @ Quaker House
Nov 2 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

 

Venerable Khemako was born in Phoenix, Arizona in 1959 into a large Catholic family and received his primary education from priests and nuns at the local Church-run school. His long-standing interest in the core questions of philosophy and religion led him to begin lay Buddhist practice in 1997. As his practice and faith in the Dhamma increased, his interest and involvement in lay life waned. Ven. Khemako trained for two years as an Anāgārika and Sāmaṇera, ordaining as a Bhikkhu on June 2, 2012 with Ajahn Pasanno as preceptor. In June of 2014 Ven. Khemako moved to Tisarana. During the winter of 2016 – 2017, Venerable Khemako stayed at Arrow River Hermitage.

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Friday Evening Meeting with Ayya Medhanandi – November 16, 2018 @ Quaker House
Nov 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Ayya MedhanandiAyyā Medhānandī , Bhikkhuni, a native of Montreal, is the founder of Sati Sārāņīya Hermitage, a Theravada Buddhist training monastery for bhikkhunīs in Perth, Ontario, Canada. After learning to meditate at 21, she made pilgrimage to India, studied with an Advaita sage, completed an Msc in nutrition and managed UN and other aid agency programs for malnourished women and children.