” 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, ‘How’s your practice going?’ It’s a different way of learning.”

Ajahn Viradhammo, The Contemplative’s Craft



The OBS will be offering the following retreats in 2024.

Further details will be posted online on this web page.


Note: For in-person residential retreats, financial assistance is offered through the Rhona Goodspeed retreat bursary. Please see Retreat Bursary for more details.


If you are trying to register for a retreat on or after the posted registration date, and you cannot see the REGISTER HERE button, please try using a different browser (e.g. 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

Luang Por Viradhammo will lead a Residential and On-Line Meditation Retreat (Hybrid Model)
Location of Residential Retreat: Galilee Centre, Arnprior
Friday September 20th until Friday September 27th, 2024
For more information: Click Here


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