Days of Mindfulness

Monthly Days of Mindfulness – Poya Days – for 2018

Ottawa Buddhist Society gathers to practice mindfulness meditation at the Tu-An Pagoda (Vietnamese Buddhist Temple), 3591 Albion Road, near Bank Street once a month.

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.

OC Travel Planner

 

Aug
18
Sat
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.

Sep
22
Sat
No Day of Mindfulness on September 22, 2018
Sep 22 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Oct
20
Sat
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.

Nov
17
Sat
No Day of Mindfulness on November 17, 2018
Nov 17 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Dec
22
Sat
Day of Mindfulness with Ven Khemako – December 22, 2018 @ Tu-An Pagoda (Vietnamese Buddhist Temple)
Dec 22 @ 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.