” 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 four retreats in 2019.

Further details will be posted online on this web page.

Jim Bedard and Randy Baker’s Non-Residential Retreat on March 23th & 24th 2019 at the Ron Kolbus Community Centre in Britannia Park, Ottawa.

Jim Bedard and Randy Baker will lead the OBS Friday Evening Meeting at Quaker House on March 22th 2019.

Registration is closed.

Ajahn Punnadhammo’s Non-Residential Retreat will be held on June 8th & 9th 2019 at River House, 1048 N River Road Ottawa.

Ajahn Punnadhammo will lead the OBS Friday Evening Meeting at Quaker House on June 7th 2019.

Registration is closed.

Luang Por Viradhammo’s Residential Retreat on September 15th to 22th at the Galilee Centre in Arnprior ON

Registration is closed.

Venerable Tan Khemako’s Residential Retreat on November 24th to December 1st at the Galilee Centre in Arnprior ON

Click here for information about the retreat

Registration will open on Monday September 30 at 8 AM. 

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