OBS Activity Calendar

 

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Friday Evening Meeting with Ayya Medhanandi – July 6, 2018 7:30 pm
Friday Evening Meeting with Ayya Medhanandi – July 6, 2018 @ Quaker House
Jul 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Friday Evening Meeting with Ayya Medhanandi - July 6, 2018 @ Quaker House | Ottawa | Ontario | Canada
Ayyā 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[...]
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Friday Evening Meeting with LP Viradhammo – July 13, 2018 7:30 pm
Friday Evening Meeting with LP Viradhammo – July 13, 2018 @ Quaker House
Jul 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Friday Evening Meeting with LP Viradhammo - July 13, 2018 @ Quaker House | Ottawa | Ontario | Canada
  The leader for this Buddhist meditation and dhamma talk will be Luang Por Viradhammo. Luang Por Viradhammo is the senior abbot of Tisarana monastery, located in Perth, Ontario, which he founded in 2005. He[...]
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Day of Mindfulness with LP Viradhammo – July 14, 2018 8:30 am
Day of Mindfulness with LP Viradhammo – July 14, 2018 @ Tu-An Pagoda (Vietnamese Buddhist Temple)
Jul 14 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Day of Mindfulness with LP Viradhammo - July 14, 2018 @ Tu-An Pagoda (Vietnamese Buddhist Temple) | Ottawa | Ontario | Canada
The teacher for this Buddhist meditation and dhamma talk will be Luang Por Viradhammo. Luang Por Viradhammo is the senior abbot of Tisarana monastery, located in Perth, Ontario, which he founded in 2005. He has[...]
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Registration for LP Viradhammo Sept 2018 Retreat opens for OBS Members 12:00 pm
Registration for LP Viradhammo Sept 2018 Retreat opens for OBS Members
Jul 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Retreat page http://ottawabuddhistsociety.com/activities/latest-updates/retreats/ scroll down to – Register Now
Retreat Registration Opens 12:00 pm
Retreat Registration Opens
Jul 16 @ 12:00 pm
For OBS members, Ajahn Viradhammo’s Annual Sept Retreat Registration opens today. http://ottawabuddhistsociety.com/activities/latest-updates/retreats/
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Friday Evening Meeting with Ayya Medhanandi – August 3, 2018 @ Quaker House
Aug 3 @ 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 Venerable Khemako – August 17, 2018 @ Quaker House
Aug 17 @ 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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Day of Mindfulness with Ven Khemako – August 18, 2018 @ Tu-An Pagoda (Vietnamese Buddhist Temple)
Aug 18 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Ven. Khemako

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 to spend his third vassa.

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Friday Evening Meeting with Venerable Khemako – September 7, 2018 @ Quaker House
Sep 7 @ 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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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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No Day of Mindfulness on September 22, 2018
Sep 22 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm