Our OBS Meditation events continue to be cancelled until further notice. We are currently running an online schedule of teaching events using Zoom.

For more details please contact: mailbox@ottawabuddhistsociety.com

Talks & Meditations with Luang Por Viradhammo or Ayya Medhanandi

Two Friday evenings per month, members and friends of the Ottawa Buddhist Society have the opportunity to share in the teachings of the Buddha, often with Ayya Medhanandi or LP Viradhammo. The location is 91A Fourth Avenue in the Glebe, just east of Bank Street.

From January to March 2018 when the monks and nuns near Perth are in silent winter retreat, the OBS invites other dedicated and skilled lay teachers and monks living in the city to share their perspectives on the Buddha dhamma.

Photo by Rose Hunt

Photo by Rose Hunt

The 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. There is no requirement to be a Buddhist or a member of the Ottawa Buddhist Society to attend these sessions.

As there are no cushions or mats in the meditation hall, we ask that you bring these items with you. Chairs are provided for those who wish to use them.

There is no fixed charge for attending a Friday Evening Meeting.  Charitable donations are gratefully accepted and go to support the teacher and to support this and similar OBS events.

Please note that the capacity of the Meeting room is 80 persons due to fire restriction. We will not be able to admit extra people once the 80 person capacity is reached. Attendance is on a first come first serve basis and please kindly do not make reservation of seats for others who might come later. The Meeting Room will open at 7:00 pm.

For ongoing information on Friday Evening meditations, please bookmark this page.

Location: 91A Fourth Avenue, near Bank Street
Time: 7:30pm – 9:30pm

 Some information that we have regarding events at Landsdowne Park that may affect our Friday evening meditation sessions:
There are no Redblack games scheduled on a Friday evening this year.
There are no 67’s games scheduled this side of September on a Friday evening. The fall/winter schedule for 2020 is not available yet.
Ottawa has a new soccer team that will be playing at Landsdowne Park possibly starting at the end of April 2020 but the schedule is not out yet. We will let you know if any of the games are scheduled for a Friday evening.
There are no other events scheduled for Landsdowne Park on a Friday evening yet.

 

Jun
5
Fri
Cancelled – Friday Evening Meeting with Ayya Medhanandi – June 5, 2020 @ Quaker House
Jun 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.

Jun
26
Fri
Cancelled – Friday Evening Meeting with Ajahn Punnadhammo – June 26, 2020 @ Quaker House
Jun 26 @ 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.

Jul
3
Fri
Friday Evening Meeting with Ayya Medhanandi – July 3, 2020 @ Quaker House
Jul 3 @ 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.

Jul
17
Fri
Friday Evening Meeting with Ajahn Pavaro – July 17, 2020 @ Quaker House
Jul 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Jul
18
Sat
Day of Mindfulness with Ajahn Pavaro – July 18, 2020 @ Tu-An Pagoda (Vietnamese Buddhist Temple)
Jul 18 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Aug
7
Fri
Friday Evening Meeting with LP Viradhammo – August 7, 2020 @ Quaker House
Aug 7 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

 

AjahnViradhammoThe leader 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.

Please note that the Friday Meeting room has a capacity of 80 persons due to fire restriction. We will not be able to admit extra people once the capacity is reached.

Aug
21
Fri
Friday Evening Meeting with LP Viradhammo – August 21, 2020 @ Quaker House
Aug 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

 

AjahnViradhammoThe leader 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.

Please note that the Friday Meeting room has a capacity of 80 persons due to fire restriction. We will not be able to admit extra people once the capacity is reached.

Aug
22
Sat
Day of Mindfulness with LP Viradhammo – August 22, 2020 @ Tu-An Pagoda (Vietnamese Buddhist Temple)
Aug 22 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 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.

Sep
4
Fri
Friday Evening Meeting with Ayya Medhanandi – September 4, 2020 @ Quaker House
Sep 4 @ 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.

Oct
2
Fri
Friday Evening Meeting with Venerable Khemako – October 2, 2020 @ Quaker House
Oct 2 @ 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.

LP Viradhammo

LP Viradhammo is the senior abbot of Tissarana 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. ...more..

Ayya Medhanandi

Ayya Medhanandi (1949- ) is the founder and guiding teacher of Sati Saraniya Hermitage, a Theravada forest monastery for women....more..

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