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Feb
21
Fri
Friday Evening Meeting with Bhante Vijitha – February 21 2020 @ Quaker House
Feb 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Bhante Vijitha is an ordained Buddhist monk and a resident teacher at the Hilda Jayewardenaramaya Buddhist Monastery, Ottawa since 2010. He holds an M.A. in Buddhist studies from the University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, and M.A. in Counseling and Spirituality from Saint Paul University, Ottawa.

Mar
6
Fri
Friday Evening Meeting with Catherine Collobert- March 6, 2020 @ Quaker House
Mar 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Friday Evening Meeting with Catherine Collobert- March 6, 2020 @ Quaker House

Catherine Collobert will lead the meditation and dhamma teaching on Friday Evening 7:30 pm at Quaker House.

The Monks and Nuns will be on winter retreat from January 1, 2020 until the end of March 2020.

Mar
27
Fri
Friday Evening Meeting with Jim Bedard and Randy Baker – March 27, 2020 @ Quaker House
Mar 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

 

Jim Bedard

In his early twenties, Jim’s spiritual angst led him to the experiential practice of meditation: Christian meditation, Transcendental Meditation (TM), and then Zen Buddhist meditation.

In 1980 Jim began practicing Zen meditation and soon after became a student of Roshi Philip Kapleau of the Rochester Zen Center. After completing his formal training in Zen, Jim began practicing with senior Vipassana teachers in the Theravada Buddhist tradition.

Today, Jim offers a balanced, direct approach to practices that point directly to the heart of the teachings. He teaches Insight Meditation at Satipañña Insight Meditation Toronto.

Jim has written two books: Lotus in the Fire and Old Pond: The Teachings of the Elders.

 
 

Randy Baker ~ Satipanna Toronto

 
Randy Baker began practicing Zen meditation in 1977 as a student of Roshi Philip Kapleau. His Zen training included 10 years on staff at the Rochester Zen Center. After practicing Zen for 20 years, Randy took up the practice of Vipassana. He has since worked with a number of well known Western Vipassana teachers.

Apr
3
Fri
Friday Evening Meeting with LP Viradhammo – April 3, 2020 @ Quaker House
Apr 3 @ 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.

Apr
17
Fri
Friday Evening Meeting with LP Viradhammo – April 17, 2020 @ Quaker House @ Quaker House
Apr 17 @ 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.

May
1
Fri
Friday Evening Meeting with Ayya Medhanandi – May 1, 2020 @ Quaker House
May 1 @ 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.

May
15
Fri
Friday Evening Meeting with Venerable Khemako – May 15, 2020 @ Quaker House
May 15 @ 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.

Jun
5
Fri
Friday Evening Meeting with Ayya Medhanandi – June 5, 2020 @ Quaker House
Jun 5 @ 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.

Jun
26
Fri
Friday Evening Meeting with Ajahn Punnadhammo – June 26, 2020 @ Quaker House
Jun 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

PunnadhammoAjahn Punnadhammo is the resident bhikku at Arrow River Forest Hermitage, a Theravadin Buddhist monastery and meditation centre located fifty miles southwest of Thunder Bay. Venerable Punnadhammo has been studying and practising Buddhism since 1979. He began studying the dhamma under Kema Ananda, the founder and first teacher at the Arrow River Centre, and did a one-year solitary retreat at the Centre in 1988.

After this he went to Thailand and was ordained in the forest tradition of Ajahn Chah in 1990. Between 1990 and 1995 he was based at Wat Pah Nanachat, Thailand, and in 1995 was asked by Kema Ananda to return to Canada to assume the management of the Arrow River. He has been there ever since. Venerable Punnadhammo is Canadian, born in Toronto in 1955.

Jul
3
Fri
Friday Evening Meeting with Ayya Medhanandi – July 3, 2020 @ Quaker House
Jul 3 @ 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.