” 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

For more information  Click Here

Registration will be on this page starting Tuesday April 6th 

Register Here 

 Luang Por Viradhammo will lead a retreat – Sunday September 12th until Sunday September 19th
(format to be determined)


Tan Khemako will lead a retreat – Friday November 19th until Friday November 26th
(format to be determined)


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