” In Buddhism, we gain a type of experiential acquired knowledge that grows in our hearts through what we call ‘practice’. We use the word ‘practice’in Buddhism much more that we use the word ‘belief’ We don’t say to each other: ‘ How’s your belief going?’ Instead, we ask, ‘Hows your practice going?’ Its a different way of learning.”

Ajahn Viradhammo, The Contemplatives Craft

The OBS will be offering five retreats in 2018

In advance of registering for a retreat please note OBS Memberships are available online HERE

Jim Bedard and Randy Baker’s Non-Residential Retreat was held on March 10th & 11th at the Ron Kolbus Community Centre in Britannia Park, Ottawa.

Ajahn Punnadhammo’s Non-Residential Retreat was held on Saturday, May 19th & Sunday, May 20th at River House, 1048 N River Road Ottawa.

Ajahn Punnadhammo led the OBS Friday Evening Meeting at Quaker House on May 18th


Bhante Rahula’s Residential Retreat was held June 1 – 10th at Galilee Centre in Arnprior ON

For more information about Bhante Rahula please see the Lion of Wisdom Meditation Centre  web site



Luang Por Viradhammo’s Residential Retreat was held on Sept 21-28th at the Galilee Centre in Arnprior ON


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Ayya Medhanandhi ‘s Death and Dying Non-Residential Retreat Nov 17th – 18th, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm daily at Fisher Heights Community Centre, Ottawa.

The Ayya Medhanandi retreat is full; if you would like to be put on a wait list please send an email to the retreat registrar  obspresident@ottawabuddhistsociety.com

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