Events Program


The OBS has returned to in-person events but continues to provide online access to all those who cannot attend in person.

If you would like to receive Zoom links for OBS Events, you must be subscribed to the OBS Newsletter.   If you are not already subscribed, please complete the form on this page.

There are two Friday Evening Meetings per month.  The first, usually scheduled on the first Friday of each month, is held online.  The second, usually held on the third Friday of each month, takes place in person at Quaker House, 91A, Fourth Avenue.  The Saturday Day of Mindfulness, taking place on the following day, is held in-person at the Tu An Pagoda, 3591 Albion Road, Ottawa South.

We very much hope that you will be able to attend in-person OBS events as we look forward to seeing members and friends, both new and old and to strengthening connections within the OBS community.

The Saturday Day of Mindfulness includes a pot-luck vegetarian lunch. The lunch provides a beautiful opportunity to offer sustenance to the teacher and for participants to share a meal together. For those intending to stay for the lunch, please bring a vegetarian dish that can be shared. Utensils will be provided.

Event details, including Zoom links, are sent in each monthly OBS Newsletter.

Our upcoming events for 2024 are:

  • January 5: Friday Evening Meeting – online only with Ayya Nimmala
  • January 19: Friday Evening Meeting – in-person with Bhante Rahula teaching online
  • January 20: Saturday Day of Mindfulness – in-person with Bhante Rahula teaching online
  • February 2: Friday Evening Meeting – online only with Catherine Collobert
  • February 16: Friday Evening Meeting – in-person with Andre Vellino
  • February 17: Saturday Day of Mindfulness – in-person with Philip Jurgens
  • March 1: Friday Evening Meeting – online only with Ajahn Sona

(Sign into Zoom from 7:15PM – 7:30PM)
Chanting and 30 minutes guided meditation
Dhamma talk and Q&A
Chanting/Thank you/Announcements/Paying respects/Goodbyes

(Schedule may be adjusted by teacher)
8:30AM – 8:45AM  (Sign into Zoom 8:45AM)
8:30AM – 9:45AM  Welcome, opening chant, sitting meditation
9:45AM – 10:30AM  Walking Meditation
10:30AM – 11:15AM Sitting Meditation
11:15AM – 12:45PM  Lunch Break (Zoom will remain open)
12:45PM – 1:30PM  Dhamma Talk
1:30PM – 2:15PM  Walking Meditation
2:15PM – 3:00PM Sitting Meditation /Closing Chant/Paying respects/Goodbyes

If you have any questions please contact us at:

We look forward to your joining us.

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