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” 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 five retreats in 2020.

Further details will be posted online on this web page.

Jim Bedard and Randy Baker’s Non-Residential Retreat on March 28th & 29th, 2020 at the Ron Kolbus Community Centre in Britannia Park, Ottawa.

Cancelled, for more information Click Here

Jim Bedard and Randy Baker will not lead the OBS Friday Evening Meeting at Quaker House on March 27th, 2020.


Bhante Rahula’s Residential Retreat on May 31st to June 7th, 2020 at the Galilee Centre in Arnprior ON

The retreat with Bhante Rahula has been cancelled in keeping with government guidelines regarding travel and gatherings.


 Ajahn Punnadhammo’s Two Day On-line Meditation Retreat via Zoom

Saturday July 4 & Sunday July 5,  8:45 AM to 3:30 PM

For more information Click Here


Luang Por Viradhammo’s Residential Retreat on September 11th to 18th, 2020 has been changed to an on-line retreat. Please check back to this page for more information.


Ayya Medhanandi’s Residential Retreat on November 20th to 27th, 2020 at the Galilee Centre in Arnprior ON



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