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

 

 

 

Pindapata

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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

Apr
28
Sun
2:00 pm OBS Spring Social ~ April 28th 2... @ Nissanka and Hemantha Pussegoda
OBS Spring Social ~ April 28th 2... @ Nissanka and Hemantha Pussegoda
Apr 28 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
OBS Spring Social ~ April 28th 2- 5 pm @ Nissanka and Hemantha Pussegoda
We welcome all to this Spring Social from 2- 5 pm. Nissanka and Hemantha have generously offered to host the gathering at 29 Melanie Crescent, Kanata. Please bring a sweet or savoury snack to share.[...]
May
3
Fri
7:30 pm Friday Evening Meeting with Ayya... @ Quaker House
Friday Evening Meeting with Ayya... @ Quaker House
May 3 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Friday Evening Meeting with Ayya Nimmala - May 3, 2019 @ Quaker House | Ottawa | Ontario | Canada
Ayya Nimmala has been deeply inspired by the teachings of Ajahn Chah, and began training as a Theravada Buddhist nun in 2008, at Sati Saraniya Hermitage, with Ayya Medhanandi as her teacher. She received higher[...]
May
9
Thu
7:30 pm Special Dhamma Teaching Event wi... @ Quaker House - 91A Fourth Ave
Special Dhamma Teaching Event wi... @ Quaker House - 91A Fourth Ave
May 9 @ 7:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Ajahn Candasirī was born in Scotland in 1947 and was brought up as a Christian. After university she trained and worked as an occupational therapist, mainly in the field of mental illness. In 1977, an[...]
May
17
Fri
7:30 pm Friday Evening Meeting with Ayya... @ Quaker House
Friday Evening Meeting with Ayya... @ Quaker House
May 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Friday Evening Meeting with Ayya Medhanandi - May 17, 2019 @ Quaker House | Ottawa | Ontario | Canada
Ayyā Medhānandī is the founder and guiding teacher of Sati Saraniya Hermitage, a Theravada forest monastery for women.
May
18
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)
May 18 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Day of Mindfulness with Ayya Medhanandi - May 18, 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[...]