Welcome to the OBS

The Ottawa Buddhist Society serves Theravada Buddhists of all backgrounds in and around Ottawa, Canada’s Capital. All who support the Society and its objectives are welcome to Society activities: meditation retreats, days of mindfulness, Friday evening meetings at 91A Fourth Avenue, Dharma study groups and to become members.

Dhamma

“…it is our own mind that should be soaked by the rain of truth…”  Buddha Gandavyuha Sutra

 

 

 

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Regular e-mails to the Ottawa Buddhist Society mailing list announce monthly OBS event bulletins, important OBS news, etc.

How to participate?

You can participate in the OBS in many different ways. We are always looking for volunteers!

Upcoming Events

Dec
20
Fri
7:30 pm Friday Evening Meeting with Ayya... @ Quaker House
Friday Evening Meeting with Ayya... @ Quaker House
Dec 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Friday Evening Meeting with Ayya Medhanandi - December 20, 2019 @ Quaker House | Ottawa | Ontario | Canada
Ayyā Medhānandī is the founder and guiding teacher of Sati Saraniya Hermitage, a Theravada forest monastery for women.
Dec
21
Sat
8:30 am Day of Mindfulness with Ayya Med... @ Tu-An Pagoda (Vietnamese Buddhist Temple)
Day of Mindfulness with Ayya Med... @ Tu-An Pagoda (Vietnamese Buddhist Temple)
Dec 21 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Day of Mindfulness with Ayya Medhanandi - December 21, 2019 @ Tu-An Pagoda (Vietnamese Buddhist Temple) | Ottawa | Ontario | Canada
Ayya Medhanandi (1949- ) is the founder and guiding teacher of Sati Saraniya Hermitage, a Theravada forest monastery for women. The daughter of East European WW II refugees who emigrated to Montreal, she began a[...]
Jan
3
Fri
7:30 pm Friday Evening Meeting with Andr... @ Quaker House
Friday Evening Meeting with Andr... @ Quaker House
Jan 3 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Friday Evening Meeting with Andre Vellino - January 3, 2020 @ Quaker House
Andre has been a member and past President of the Ottawa Buddhist Society and practiced with many Theravada monastics and lay teachers. Since 2002 he has been a member of the Order of Interbeing and[...]
Jan
17
Fri
7:30 pm Friday Evening Meeting with Evel... @ Quaker House
Friday Evening Meeting with Evel... @ Quaker House
Jan 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Friday Evening Meeting with Evelyn Tan - January 17, 2020 @ Quaker House
The evening will be led by lay practitioner Evelyn Tan. Evelyn Tan first learned about Buddhism, mindfulness and Vipassana meditation largely through the Ottawa Buddhist Society when she and her family moved to Ottawa some[...]
Jan
18
Sat
8:30 am Day of Mindfulness with Philip J... @ Tu-An Pagoda (Vietnamese Buddhist Temple)
Day of Mindfulness with Philip J... @ Tu-An Pagoda (Vietnamese Buddhist Temple)
Jan 18 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
The Monks and Nuns will be on Winter retreat from January 1, 2020 until the end of March 2020. The Day of Mindfulness will be led by lay practitioner Philip Jurgens.