” In Buddhism, we gain a type of experiential acquired knowledge that grows in our hearts through what we call ‘practice’. We use the word ‘practice’in Buddhism much more that we use the word ‘belief’ We don’t say to each other: ‘ How’s your belief going?’ Instead, we ask, ‘Hows your practice going?’ Its a different way of learning.”

Ajahn Viradhammo, The Contemplatives Craft



The OBS will be offering the following retreats in 2021.

Further details will be posted online on this web page.

Jim Bedard and Randy Baker will lead a 2 day retreat via Zoom
Saturday March 20 and Sunday March 21st – from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM each day


Ajahn Punnadhammo will lead a retreat via Zoom
Saturday May 1st and Sunday May 2nd – from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM each day


Luang Por Viradhammo will lead a Residential and On-Line Meditation Retreat
Sunday September 12th until Sunday September 19th


Bhante Rahula from the Lion of Wisdom Meditation Centre will lead a hybrid meditation retreat titled “Living and Dying with Awareness”.
OBS members and friends have the opportunity to attend the on-line (Zoom) part of the retreat.

Date: Thursday November 25th until Sunday November 28th 2021
For more information  Click Here

Registration will be on this page on Monday November 1st. If you try to register on or after Monday November 1st , and if you cannot see the REGISTER HERE button, please try a different browser (ie Safari instead of Chrome) and/or clear your browser history. If these steps still do not allow you to get to the registration page, please contact retreats@ottawabuddhistsociety.com


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