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 and mind, this is where we need to make our inquires. We all have the answers within ourselves, we just have not got in touch with them yet. The potential of finding the truth within requires faith in ourselves.”
― Ayya Khema

In preparation for the OBS Annual General Meeting please circle Sunday January 27th, 2019 on your calendar. A Sweet and Savoury Social will follow the business meeting, details to follow. Also a gentle reminder of those less fortunate than ourselves who show up each mid-day for fellowship and a hot meal at the Shepherds of Good Hope.

” I receive and I give back” Ayya Medhanandhi

Upcoming Opportunities and Events

Friday, December 7th – Friday Evening Meeting with Ven Khemako 7:30 pm at Quaker House, 91A Fourth Ave, Ottawa. All dana offerings for the monks at Tisarana will be gratefully accepted on Friday evening. T

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.

Friday, December 21st ~ Winter Solstice

Friday, December 21st and Saturday December 22nd – Friday Evening at Quaker House 7:30 pm and

Saturday 8:30 am to 3:30 pm at the Tu An Pagoda, OBS Days of Mindfulness with again Ven Khemako from Tisarana Monastery.Please click on each event above for full details.

The Great Buddha at Kotokuin Temple in Kamakura, Japan

** Warm wishes to all for a safe and peaceful holiday season.**