Friday Evening Meetings

The OBS has returned to in-person events but will continue to provide the means to join events online.

The Ottawa Buddhist Society welcomes people to join two Friday evening meetings per month. The first meeting of the month is online only and the second is held in person.

Location (in-person): 91A Fourth Avenue, just east of Bank Street
Time: 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Meetings are usually led by Buddhist monastics in the Thai Forest tradition. Sessions usually begin with a period of guided meditation, followed by a dhamma talk and period of questions and answers led by the evening’s teacher. From January to March when Thai Forest monks and nuns are on winter retreat, the OBS invites other monastics or lay teachers to share their perspectives on the Buddha dhamma.

All are welcome to attend; there is no requirement to be a Buddhist or a member of the Ottawa Buddhist Society to attend these sessions.

The Meeting Room will open at 7:00 pm. Chairs are provided; if you would like to sit on a cushion or mat please bring these items with you.

Donations are gratefully accepted and go to support the monastery where the teacher resides, and to support OBS events.

Note:  events at nearby Lansdowne Park may affect parking in the Glebe.  See the TD Place Upcoming Events page for listings.  A City of Ottawa parking garage is found nearby at Bank St and Third Avenue.