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

Feb
17
Fri
7:30 pm Friday Evening Meeting with Bhan... @ Online
Friday Evening Meeting with Bhan... @ Online
Feb 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Friday Evening Meeting with Bhante Jinananda - February 17, 2023 @ Online | Ottawa | Ontario | Canada
Bhante Jinananda is an Ottawa monk at the Hilda Jayewardenaramaya Buddhist Monastery and meditation centre. ‘Bhante J’ has been in North America for over seven years and has been a qualified meditation master for decades[...]
Feb
18
Sat
8:45 am Day of Mindfulness with Bhante J...
Day of Mindfulness with Bhante J...
Feb 18 @ 8:45 am – 3:00 pm
The teacher for this Buddhist meditation and dhamma talk will be Bhante Jinananda.Bhante Jinananda is a resident monk at the Hilda Jayewardenaramaya Buddhist Monastery since July 2008.
Mar
3
Fri
7:30 pm Friday Evening Meeting with Andr... @ Online
Friday Evening Meeting with Andr... @ Online
Mar 3 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Friday Evening Meeting with Andre Vellino - March 3, 2023 @ Online
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[...]
Mar
24
Fri
8:45 am Jim Bedard Non-Residential Retre... @ Hybrid
Jim Bedard Non-Residential Retre... @ Hybrid
Mar 24 @ 8:45 am – Mar 25 @ 3:00 pm
Jim Bedard Non-Residential Retreat March 24 - 25, 2023 @ Hybrid
Jim Bedard In his early twenties, Jim’s spiritual angst led him to the experiential practice of meditation: Christian meditation, Transcendental Meditation (TM), and then Zen Buddhist meditation. In 1980 Jim began practicing Zen meditation and[...]
Apr
7
Fri
7:30 pm Friday Evening Meeting with LP V... @ Online
Friday Evening Meeting with LP V... @ Online
Apr 7 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Friday Evening Meeting with LP Viradhammo - April 7, 2023 @ Online
The teacher for this Buddhist meditation and dhamma talk will be Luang Por Viradhammo. Luang Por Viradhammo is the senior abbot of Tisarana monastery, located in Perth, Ontario, which he founded in 2005. He is[...]