Calendar

Jul
17
Fri
Friday Evening Meeting with Ajahn Pavaro – July 17, 2020 @ Quaker House
Jul 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Jul
18
Sat
Day of Mindfulness with Ajahn Pavaro – July 18, 2020 @ Tu-An Pagoda (Vietnamese Buddhist Temple)
Jul 18 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Aug
7
Fri
Friday Evening Meeting with LP Viradhammo – August 7, 2020 @ Quaker House
Aug 7 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

 

AjahnViradhammoThe leader for this Buddhist meditation and dhamma talk will be Luang Por Viradhammo.

Luang Por Viradhammo is the senior abbot of Tisarana monastery, located in Perth, Ontario, which he founded in 2005. He has been the principal spiritual guide for the Ottawa Buddhist Society for the past 10 years.

Please note that the Friday Meeting room has a capacity of 80 persons due to fire restriction. We will not be able to admit extra people once the capacity is reached.

Aug
21
Fri
Friday Evening Meeting with LP Viradhammo – August 21, 2020 @ Quaker House
Aug 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

 

AjahnViradhammoThe leader for this Buddhist meditation and dhamma talk will be Luang Por Viradhammo.

Luang Por Viradhammo is the senior abbot of Tisarana monastery, located in Perth, Ontario, which he founded in 2005. He has been the principal spiritual guide for the Ottawa Buddhist Society for the past 10 years.

Please note that the Friday Meeting room has a capacity of 80 persons due to fire restriction. We will not be able to admit extra people once the capacity is reached.

Aug
22
Sat
Day of Mindfulness with LP Viradhammo – August 22, 2020 @ Tu-An Pagoda (Vietnamese Buddhist Temple)
Aug 22 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

AjahnViradhammo

The teacher for this Buddhist meditation and dhamma talk will be Luang Por Viradhammo.

Luang Por Viradhammo is the senior abbot of Tisarana monastery, located in Perth, Ontario, which he founded in 2005. He has been the principal spiritual guide for the Ottawa Buddhist Society for the past 10 years.

Sep
4
Fri
Friday Evening Meeting with Ayya Medhanandi – September 4, 2020 @ Quaker House
Sep 4 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Ayya MedhanandiAyyā Medhānandī is the founder and guiding teacher of Sati Saraniya Hermitage, a Theravada forest monastery for women.

Oct
2
Fri
Friday Evening Meeting with Venerable Khemako – October 2, 2020 @ Quaker House
Oct 2 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

 

Venerable Khemako was born in Phoenix, Arizona in 1959 into a large Catholic family and received his primary education from priests and nuns at the local Church-run school. His long-standing interest in the core questions of philosophy and religion led him to begin lay Buddhist practice in 1997. As his practice and faith in the Dhamma increased, his interest and involvement in lay life waned. Ven. Khemako trained for two years as an Anāgārika and Sāmaṇera, ordaining as a Bhikkhu on June 2, 2012 with Ajahn Pasanno as preceptor. In June of 2014 Ven. Khemako moved to Tisarana. During the winter of 2016 – 2017, Venerable Khemako stayed at Arrow River Hermitage.

Oct
16
Fri
Friday Evening Meeting with Ayya Medhanandi – October 16, 2020 @ Quaker House
Oct 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Ayya MedhanandiAyyā Medhānandī is the founder and guiding teacher of Sati Saraniya Hermitage, a Theravada forest monastery for women.

Oct
17
Sat
Day of Mindfulness with Ayya Medhanandi – October 17, 2020 @ Tu-An Pagoda (Vietnamese Buddhist Temple)
Oct 17 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

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Ayya Medhanandi (1949- ) is the founder and guiding teacher of Sati Saraniya Hermitage, a Theravada forest monastery for women. The daughter of East European WW II refugees who emigrated to Montreal, she began a spiritual quest in childhood that led her to India, Burma, UK, New Zealand, Malaysia, Taiwan, and finally back to Canada. In 1988, at the Mahasi retreat centre in Yangon, Myanmar, Ayya requested full bhikkhuni ordination from her teacher, Venerable Sayadaw U Pandita. This was not yet possible in Theravada Buddhism. Instead, Sayadaw gave her 10-precept ordination on condition that she keep her vows for life. When a military coup closed Myanmar to foreigners, Sayadaw blessed her to join the Ajahn Chah Thai Sangha at Amaravati, UK. Ten years later, Ayya felt called to practice as a hermit nun in New Zealand for 6 years and later in SE Asia. In 2007, after nearly 20 years as a novice nun, she received bhikkhuni ordination at Ling Quan Chan Monastery in Keelung, Taiwan; and, in 2008, invited by Ottawa and Toronto Theravada Buddhist societies, she returned to Canada to establish Sati Saraniya Hermitage.

Nov
6
Fri
Friday Evening Meeting with Ajahn Pavaro – November 6, 2020 @ Quaker House
Nov 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm