OBS Newsletter February 2019

OBS Newsletter February 2019

Good evening friends, Ottawa snow falls have set a new record – over 97 cm’s of snow fell in January. That’s the height of a countertop or five steps on a staircase. While considering the measure of abundance, members learned at the recent OBS Annual...
OBS Newsletter – January 2019

OBS Newsletter – January 2019

Good morning friends, Walking by the lake in the late afternoon, rabbit and I stop, look at each other. She scurries on, and I do same. The angle of the sun’s rays, still warm, pierce each icy wood and above all this, the quick blue sky rolls out into a massive...
OBS Newsletter December 2018

OBS Newsletter December 2018

Dear friends, With much joy we send our collective best wishes and encouragement to Anagārikā Kusalā (Lori Elling) who entered the holy life as a postulant at Sati Sārāņīya Hermitage on Sunday November 26th, 2018. “If the whole universe can be found in our own body...
OBS Newsletter November 2018

OBS Newsletter November 2018

Good evening friends, On October 28th, a bonanza of dhamma practitioners were busy preparing and serving dana. That Sunday, OBS members and friends led by Ann Waters prepared food for the homeless people at Shepherds of Good Hope, while others of us ploughed through...
OBS Newsletter October 2018

OBS Newsletter October 2018

Good afternoon friends, Sati Saraniya Hermitage , the Theravada Bhikkhuni Sangha near Perth recently paid homage to the Buddha’s mother, Arahant Mahapajapati Theri and all the arahant bhikkhunis of ancient times and down through the ages. Also, this year, the 10th...
OBS Newsletter September 2018

OBS Newsletter September 2018

Dear friends, After a hot summer in Ottawa, cooler autumn days will soon be here. As usual, the earth orbits the sun and we, in the northern hemisphere, know this astronomical tilt as Fall. September 22 is the official date of the equinox and our awareness will...