Retreats

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.

NOTICE of the Upcoming Non-Residential Meditation Retreat with Ajahn Punnadhammo June 3 – June 4, 2017

Ajahn Punnadhammo is the resident bhikku at Arrow River Forest Hermitage, a Theravada Buddhist monastery and meditation centre located fifty miles southwest of Thunder Bay. Venerable Punnadhammo has been studying and practicing Buddhism since 1979. He began studying the dhamma under Kema Ananda, the founder and first teacher at the Arrow River Centre, and did a oneyear 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. www.arrowriver.ca

Ottawa Buddhist Society  Retreat Information

When:
•    8:45 am – 3:30 pm Saturday
•    8:30 am – 3:45 pm Sunday

Where:
•    River House, 1048 N River Road Ottawa, K1K 3V4

Registration fees:  
•    $40 for OBS members
•    $45 for non-OBS members
Please note: The registration fee covers retreat venue, supplies and transportation costs for the teacher. The retreat fees do not cover dana (donations) to the teacher. Registrants should bring their own packed lunch for Saturday and Sunday.

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/

Cancellations:   
•    Last day to cancel with full refund: Friday May 26, 2017 unless you are able to find someone to take your place.

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 if you want to be on the waiting list the online retreat registration forms is available on the EVENT page.   (All upcoming OBS retreats are listed chronologically on the upper right hand side of this web page.)

The OBS is a not-for-profit organization run through the generosity of volunteers. We offer several residential and/or non-residential retreats to members and friends throughout 2017. Every effort is made to make these opportunities for deepening your practice as affordable as possible.

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