Days of Mindfulness

Monthly Days of Mindfulness – Poya Days – for 2017

In the spring of 2017 members and friends of the Ottawa Buddhist Society will once again gather to practice mindfulness meditation at the Tu-An Pagoda (Vietnamese Buddhist Temple), 3591 Albion Road, near Bank Street.

These days of silent meditation and dhamma reflections are conducted by a visiting monk or nun.The Days of Mindfulness run from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and include periods of sitting meditation, walking meditation, dhamma readings, listening to dhamma talks (from either an invited monastic/nun or else a taped talk chosen by a senior OBS member), occasional discussions, as well as a pot-luck vegetarian lunch.

Until then, the OBS Days of Mindfulness will be held in a quiet upstairs room at Trinity United Church at 1099 Maitland Avenue. The Tu-An Pagoda will be undergoing a major renovation during the summer and early fall months, so we were fortunate to rent space at Trinity, a sanctuary well known to several OBS board members.

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If you cannot attend the full-day program, you may participate in a half-day session: from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. or from 12:45 to 3:30 p.m.  Either way, you are invited to contribute to and share in the pot-luck vegetarian lunch, served between 11:30 a.m. and 12:45 p.m.  Any contribution would be warmly welcomed.

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Apr
22
Sat
Day of Mindfulness with LP Viradhammo – April 22, 2017 at the * newly renovated Tu-An Pagoda * @ Tu-An Pagoda (Vietnamese Buddhist Temple)
Apr 22 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

AjahnViradhammo

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 been the principal spiritual guide for the Ottawa Buddhist Society for the past 10 years.

May
20
Sat
Day of Mindfulness with Ven Khemako – May 20, 2017 at Tu-An Pagoda @ Tu-An Pagoda (Vietnamese Buddhist Temple)
May 20 @ 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.

Jun
17
Sat
Day of Mindfulness – TBA – June 17, 2017 at Tu-An Pagoda @ Tu-An Pagoda (Vietnamese Buddhist Temple)
Jun 17 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Jul
22
Sat
Day of Mindfulness with LP Viradhammo – July 22, 2017 at Tu-An Pagoda @ Tu-An Pagoda (Vietnamese Buddhist Temple)
Jul 22 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

AjahnViradhammo

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 been the principal spiritual guide for the Ottawa Buddhist Society for the past 10 years.

Aug
19
Sat
Day of Mindfulness with LP Viradhammo – August 19, 2017 at Tu-An Pagoda @ Tu-An Pagoda (Vietnamese Buddhist Temple)
Aug 19 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

AjahnViradhammo

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 been the principal spiritual guide for the Ottawa Buddhist Society for the past 10 years.

Sep
16
Sat
Day of Mindfulness – TBA – September 16, 2017 at Tu-An Pagoda @ Tu-An Pagoda (Vietnamese Buddhist Temple)
Sep 16 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm