Days of Mindfulness

Monthly Days of Mindfulness – Poya Days – for 2017

On May 20th 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.

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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Day of Mindfulness with LP Viradhammo – November 18, 2017 at Tu-An Pagoda @ Tu-An Pagoda (Vietnamese Buddhist Temple)
Nov 18 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm


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.

Day of Mindfulness with Ayya Medhanandi – December 16, 2017 at Tu-An Pagoda @ Tu-An Pagoda (Vietnamese Buddhist Temple)
Dec 16 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

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.