Friday Evening Meetings

Talks & Meditations with Luang Por Viradhammo or Ayya Medhanandi

Two Friday evenings per month, members and friends of the Ottawa Buddhist Society have the opportunity to share in the teachings of the Buddha, often with Ayya Medhanandi or LP Viradhammo. The location is 91A Fourth Avenue in the Glebe, just east of Bank Street.

From January to March 2017 when the monks and nuns near Perth are in silent winter retreat, the OBS invites other dedicated and skilled lay teachers and monks living in the city to share their perspectives on the Buddha dhamma.

Photo by Rose Hunt

Photo by Rose Hunt

The sessions usually begin with a period of guided meditation, followed by a Dhamma talk and period of questions and answers led by the evening’s teacher. There is no requirement to be a Buddhist or a member of the Ottawa Buddhist Society to attend these sessions.

As there are no cushions or mats in the meditation hall, we ask that you bring these items with you. Chairs are provided for those who wish to use them.

There is no fixed charge for attending a Friday Evening Meeting.  Charitable donations are gratefully accepted and go to support the teacher and to support this and similar OBS events.

For ongoing information on Friday Evening meditations, please bookmark this page.

Location: 91A Fourth Avenue, near Bank Street
Time: 7:30pm – 9:30pm

 

Jan
5
Fri
Friday Evening Meeting with Evelyn Tan, January 5th, 2018 @ Quaker House
Jan 5 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

The evening will be led by lay practitioner Evelyn Tan and will begin with a 45-minute guided meditation followed by a recorded ‘dhamma’ talk, Evelyn Tan first learned about Buddhism, mindfulness and vipassana meditation largely through the Ottawa Buddhist Society when she and her family moved to Ottawa some twenty years ago. She facilitated MBCT groups at The Ottawa Hospital Rehabilitation Centre from 2011-2015 and is now in private practice.

 

 

The Monks and Nuns will be on winter retreat from January 1, 2017 until the end of March 2017. The regular Friday Evening Meetings at Quaker House will continue with tonight’s lay practitioner Evelyn Tan..

 

Jan
19
Fri
Friday Evening Meeting with Bhante Jinanda, January 19th, 2018 @ Quaker House @ Quaker House
Jan 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Bhante Jinananda is an Ottawa monk at the Hilda Jayewardenaramaya Buddhist Monastery and meditation centre. ‘Bhante J’ has been in North America for over seven years and has been a qualified meditation master for decades in Theravada Buddhist tradition.

Feb
2
Fri
Friday Evening Meeting with Bhante Jinanda, February 2nd, 2018 @ Quaker House @ Quaker House
Feb 2 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Bhante Jinananda is an Ottawa monk at the Hilda Jayewardenaramaya Buddhist Monastery and meditation centre. ‘Bhante J’ has been in North America for over seven years and has been a qualified meditation master for decades in Theravada Buddhist tradition.

Feb
16
Fri
Friday Evening Meeting with Andre Vellino, February 16th, 2018 @ Quaker House
Feb 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Andre has been a member and past President of the Ottawa Buddhist Society and practiced with many Theravada monastics and lay teachers. Since 2002 he has been a member of the Order of Interbeing and received the Lamp Transmission from Thich Nhat Hanh in 2014. He leads meditation classes at the University of Ottawa Continuing Education Program and Andre is also a co-founder of the University of Ottawa’s Academy for Mindfulness and Contemplative Studies.

The Monks and Nuns will be on winter retreat from January 1, 2017 until the end of March 2017. The regular Friday Evening Meetings at Quaker House will continue with tonight’s lay practitioner Andre Vellino.

Mar
2
Fri
Friday Evening Meeting with Andre Vellino, March 2nd, 2018 @ Quaker House
Mar 2 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Andre has been a member and past President of the Ottawa Buddhist Society and practiced with many Theravada monastics and lay teachers. Since 2002 he has been a member of the Order of Interbeing and received the Lamp Transmission from Thich Nhat Hanh in 2014. He leads meditation classes at the University of Ottawa Continuing Education Program and Andre is also a co-founder of the University of Ottawa’s Academy for Mindfulness and Contemplative Studies.

The Monks and Nuns will be on winter retreat from January 1, 2017 until the end of March 2017. The regular Friday Evening Meetings at Quaker House will continue with tonight’s lay practitioner Andre Vellino.