Monthly Days of Mindfulness – Poya Days – for 2019

Ottawa Buddhist Society gathers to practice mindfulness meditation at the Tu-An Pagoda (Vietnamese Buddhist Temple), 3591 Albion Road, near Bank Street once a month. These days of silent meditation and dhamma reflections are conducted by a visiting monk or nun.The Days of Mindfulness run from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and include periods of sitting meditation, walking meditation, dhamma readings, listening to dhamma talks (from either an invited monastic/nun or else a taped talk chosen by a senior OBS member), occasional discussions. You are invited to contribute to and share in the pot-luck vegetarian lunch, served between 11:30 a.m. and 12:45 p.m.  Any contribution would be warmly welcomed. OC Travel Planner
Apr
20
Sat
Day of Mindfulness with LP Viradhammo – April 20, 2019 @ Tu-An Pagoda (Vietnamese Buddhist Temple)
Apr 20 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
AjahnViradhammo 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 has been the principal spiritual guide for the Ottawa Buddhist Society for the past 10 years.
May
18
Sat
Day of Mindfulness with Ayya Medhanandi – May 18, 2019 @ Tu-An Pagoda (Vietnamese Buddhist Temple)
May 18 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

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Ayyā Medhānandī Bhikkhunī, a native of Montreal, is the founder of Sati Sārāņīya Hermitage, a Theravada Buddhist training monastery for bhikkhunīs in Perth, Ontario, Canada. After learning to meditate at 21, she made pilgrimage to India, studied with an Advaita sage, completed an Msc in nutrition and managed UN and other aid agency programs for malnourished women and children.

Jun
22
Sat
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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Ayyā Medhānandī Bhikkhunī, a native of Montreal, is the founder of Sati Sārāņīya Hermitage, a Theravada Buddhist training monastery for bhikkhunīs in Perth, Ontario, Canada. After learning to meditate at 21, she made pilgrimage to India, studied with an Advaita sage, completed an Msc in nutrition and managed UN and other aid agency programs for malnourished women and children.

Jul
20
Sat
Day of Mindfulness with Ven Khemako – July 20, 2019 @ Tu-An Pagoda (Vietnamese Buddhist Temple)
Jul 20 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Ven. Khemako

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 to spend his third vassa.

Aug
17
Sat
Day of Mindfulness with Ven Khemako – August 17, 2019 @ Tu-An Pagoda (Vietnamese Buddhist Temple)
Aug 17 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Ven. Khemako

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 to spend his third vassa.

Sep
21
Sat
No Day of Mindfulness on September 21, 2019
Sep 21 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm