” 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 Saturday, May 19th & Sunday, May 20th at River House, 1048 N River Road Ottawa is now FULL. Do not click REGISTER NOW below but if you want to put your name on a WAIT LIST please email Jane Brown, obspresident@ottawabuddhistsociety.com

Last date to cancel for a refund May 3rd; after that date no refund is possible unless a replacement for your spot can be found.

To register: click below on REGISTER NOW


For more information: click below on AJAHN PUNNADHAMMO’S NON-RESIDENTIAL RETREAT

Ajahn Punnadhammo’s Non-Residential Retreat

Ajahn Punnadhammo will be leading the OBS Friday Evening Meeting at Quaker House on May 18th

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

( with a seven day option June 1-8th, 2018)

Registration opens on this RETREAT page on Thursday, April 5th for both OBS members and non-members

Last date to cancel for a refund May 15; after that date no refund is possible unless a replacement for your spot can be found

Register Now

If you are unable to view the register button, Please fill out and mail the form below.

Registration Form Bhante Rahula Word Document

Registration Form Bhante Rahula PDF

For more information about Bhante Rahula and the retreat, click on blue link

Bhante Rahula retreat June 1-10


If you require further information please contact obspresident@ottawabuddhistsociety.com





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



Ayya Medhanandhi ‘s Death and Dying Non-Residential Retreat Nov 16th – 18th at Fischer Heights Community Centre, Ottawa.


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