” 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 2022.

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.



Luang Por Viradhammo will lead a Residential and On-Line Meditation Retreat (Hybrid Model)

Friday September 23 until Friday September 30, 2022


Ayya Mehanandi assisted by Ayya Anuruddha will lead a Residential and On-Line Meditation Retreat (Hybrid Model)

Thursday November 17th until Sunday November 20, 2022

For more information: Click Here

If you are trying to register for the retreat on or after Monday, October 17, 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


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