Latest Events

Below is a list of upcoming events. All are welcome. Click this link to download a copy of the 2016 OBS Schedule> Quaker&DOM_2016 (revised May 30)

Jun
2
Fri
Friday Evening Meeting with Ajahn Punnadhammo – June 2, 2017 @ Quaker House
Jun 2 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

PunnadhammoAjahn Punnadhammo is the resident bhikku at Arrow River Forest Hermitage, a Theravadin Buddhist monastery and meditation centre located fifty miles southwest of Thunder Bay. Venerable Punnadhammo has been studying and practising Buddhism since 1979. He began studying the dhamma under Kema Ananda, the founder and first teacher at the Arrow River Centre, and did a one-year solitary retreat at the Centre in 1988.

After this he went to Thailand and was ordained in the forest tradition of Ajahn Chah in 1990. Between 1990 and 1995 he was based at Wat Pah Nanachat, Thailand, and in 1995 was asked by Kema Ananda to return to Canada to assume the management of the Arrow River. He has been there ever since. Venerable Punnadhammo is Canadian, born in Toronto in 1955.

Jun
3
Sat
Ajahn Punnadhammo Non-Residential Retreat @ River House
Jun 3 – Jun 4 all-day

Punnadhammo

THE REGISTRATION for Ajahn Punnadhammo’s retreat is now FULL, the OBS is keeping a WAITING LIST . People can still register but should opt for “send a cheque” but they should wait to send the cheque until they are told that  a  space is available .

Thank you for your interest in this retreat.

Ajahn Punnadhammo is the resident bhikku at Arrow River Forest Hermitage, a Theravadin Buddhist monastery and meditation centre located fifty miles southwest of Thunder Bay. Venerable Punnadhammo has been studying and practising Buddhism since 1979. He began studying the dhamma under Kema Ananda, the founder and first teacher at the Arrow River Centre, and did a one-year solitary retreat at the Centre in 1988.

After this he went to Thailand and was ordained in the forest tradition of Ajahn Chah in 1990. Between 1990 and 1995 he was based at Wat Pah Nanachat, Thailand, and in 1995 was asked by Kema Ananda to return to Canada to assume the management of the Arrow River. He has been there ever since. Venerable Punnadhammo is Canadian, born in Toronto in 1955.

Registration Period: 
•    Early Bird registration for OBS members: Monday May 8- Wed May 10th
•    General Public registration begins Thursday May 11

Please note: Some retreats may have more people registering than can be accommodated.  These retreats will be managed on a first come first serve basis. 
•    To become and OBS member and be included in the Early Bird Registration period, please go to  http://ottawabuddhistsociety.com/participate/become-a-member/

Register Now

 

CLICK here for Manual Registration form to MAIL to Retreat Registrar

 

 

Jun
11
Sun
OBS Social Sunday June 11th 2017
Jun 11 @ 2:00 am – 5:00 am

The next OBS social is planned for Sunday June 11, 2017 from  2-5 pm. It will be held at the home of Jane Brown, 71 Sunnycrest Drive.  All are invited and please remember to bring a sweet or savory food item to share and your own mug. We hope to see you there ~ Contact Ann Waters if you have any questions socserv2014@ottawabuddhistsociety.com

Jun
16
Fri
Friday Evening Meeting – U Jagara June 16, 2017 @ Quaker House
Jun 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Venerable U Jagara is Canadian-born and has been a Theravadin monk for 35 years, primarily in Sri Lanka and Myanmar (Burma). He has trained and taught in the U Ba Khin as well as the Pa-Auk traditions of Myanmar (Burma), where he is presently living, dedicating his time to meditation and research.

 

The evening consists of a period of guided meditation, followed by a Dhamma talk and a question and answer period

This event is free. Donations are gratefully accepted and go to support the teacher and to support this and similar OBS events.

All are welcome to attend