” 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 the following retreats in 2021.

Further details will be posted online on this web page.

Jim Bedard and Randy Baker will lead a 2 day retreat via Zoom
Saturday March 20 and Sunday March 21st – from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM each day


Ajahn Punnadhammo will lead a retreat via Zoom
Saturday May 1st and Sunday May 2nd – from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM each day


Luang Por Viradhammo will lead a Residential and On-Line Meditation Retreat
Sunday September 12th until Sunday September 19th
For more information  Click Here

On-line retreat registration on Wednesday August 11 (8AM)
If you try to register for the on-line retreat on or after Wednesday August 11(8 AM) and if you cannot see the “REGISTER HERE” button, please try a different browser (ie Safari instead of Chrome) and/or clear your browser history. If these steps still do not allow you to get to the registration page, please contact retreats@ottawabuddhistsociety.com   


The in-person Residential retreat is full. if you would like to be added to a wait list for the in-person retreat please email: retreats@ottawabuddhistsociety.com

Retreat to be announced – Friday November 19th until Friday November 26th

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