OBS Activity Calendar

 

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Friday Evening Meeting with Ayya Nimmala – May 3, 2019 7:30 pm
Friday Evening Meeting with Ayya Nimmala – May 3, 2019 @ 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[...]
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Special Dhamma Teaching Event with Sister Candasiri – May 9th, 7:30 7:30 pm
Special Dhamma Teaching Event with Sister Candasiri – May 9th, 7:30 @ 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[...]
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Friday Evening Meeting with Ayya Medhanandi – May 17, 2019 7:30 pm
Friday Evening Meeting with Ayya Medhanandi – May 17, 2019 @ 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.
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Day of Mindfulness with Ayya Medhanandi – May 18, 2019 8:30 am
Day of Mindfulness with Ayya Medhanandi – May 18, 2019 @ 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[...]
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Friday Evening Meeting with Ajahn Punnadhammo – June 7, 2019 @ Quaker House
Jun 7 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

PunnadhammoAjahn Punnadhammo is the resident bhikku at Arrow River Forest Hermitage, a Theravadin Buddhist monastery and meditation centre located fifty miles southwest of Thunder Bay. Venerable Punnadhammo has been studying and practising Buddhism since 1979. He began studying the dhamma under Kema Ananda, the founder and first teacher at the Arrow River Centre, and did a one-year solitary retreat at the Centre in 1988.

After this he went to Thailand and was ordained in the forest tradition of Ajahn Chah in 1990. Between 1990 and 1995 he was based at Wat Pah Nanachat, Thailand, and in 1995 was asked by Kema Ananda to return to Canada to assume the management of the Arrow River. He has been there ever since. Venerable Punnadhammo is Canadian, born in Toronto in 1955.

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Non Residential Retreat with Ajahn Punnadhammo June 8th and 9th, 2019 @ River House
Jun 8 @ 8:30 am – Jun 9 @ 4:00 pm

Ajahn Punnadhammo is the resident bhikku at Arrow River Forest Hermitage, a Theravadin Buddhist monastery and meditation centre located fifty miles southwest of Thunder Bay. Venerable Punnadhammo has been studying and practising Buddhism since 1979. He began studying the dhamma under Kema Ananda, the founder and first teacher at the Arrow River Centre, and did a one-year solitary retreat at the Centre in 1988.

After this he went to Thailand and was ordained in the forest tradition of Ajahn Chah in 1990. Between 1990 and 1995 he was based at Wat Pah Nanachat, Thailand, and in 1995 was asked by Kema Ananda to return to Canada to assume the management of the Arrow River. He has been there ever since. Venerable Punnadhammo is Canadian, born in Toronto in 1955.

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Friday Evening Meeting with Ayya Medhanandi – June 21, 2019 @ Quaker House
Jun 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Ayya MedhanandiAyyā Medhānandī is the founder and guiding teacher of Sati Saraniya Hermitage, a Theravada forest monastery for women.

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Day of Mindfulness with Ayya Medhanandi – June 22, 2019 @ Tu-An Pagoda (Vietnamese Buddhist Temple)
Jun 22 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

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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 spiritual quest in childhood that led her to India, Burma, UK, New Zealand, Malaysia, Taiwan, and finally back to Canada. In 1988, at the Mahasi retreat centre in Yangon, Myanmar, Ayya requested full bhikkhuni ordination from her teacher, Venerable Sayadaw U Pandita. This was not yet possible in Theravada Buddhism. Instead, Sayadaw gave her 10-precept ordination on condition that she keep her vows for life. When a military coup closed Myanmar to foreigners, Sayadaw blessed her to join the Ajahn Chah Thai Sangha at Amaravati, UK. Ten years later, Ayya felt called to practice as a hermit nun in New Zealand for 6 years and later in SE Asia. In 2007, after nearly 20 years as a novice nun, she received bhikkhuni ordination at Ling Quan Chan Monastery in Keelung, Taiwan; and, in 2008, invited by Ottawa and Toronto Theravada Buddhist societies, she returned to Canada to establish Sati Saraniya Hermitage.

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Friday Evening Meeting with Ayya Medhanandi – July 5, 2019 @ Quaker House
Jul 5 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Ayya MedhanandiAyyā Medhānandī is the founder and guiding teacher of Sati Saraniya Hermitage, a Theravada forest monastery for women.

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Friday Evening Meeting with Venerable Khemako – July 19, 2019 @ Quaker House
Jul 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

 

Venerable Khemako was born in Phoenix, Arizona in 1959 into a large Catholic family and received his primary education from priests and nuns at the local Church-run school. His long-standing interest in the core questions of philosophy and religion led him to begin lay Buddhist practice in 1997. As his practice and faith in the Dhamma increased, his interest and involvement in lay life waned. Ven. Khemako trained for two years as an Anāgārika and Sāmaṇera, ordaining as a Bhikkhu on June 2, 2012 with Ajahn Pasanno as preceptor. In June of 2014 Ven. Khemako moved to Tisarana. During the winter of 2016 – 2017, Venerable Khemako stayed at Arrow River Hermitage.