The Theravada Buddhist Community would like to invite you to a Day of Mindfulness with Ajahn Viradhammo on Sunday, June 26, 2022. The retreat will be available online using the Zoom platform.
Ajahn Viradhammo is the founder and abbot of Tisarana Buddhist Monastery in Perth, Ontario. He took bhikkhu (monastic) ordination in Thailand in 1974 at Wat Pah Pong with Ajahn Chah. He was one of the first residents at Wat Pah Nanachat, the international monastery in north-east Thailand. In 1977, he was asked by Ajahn Chah to join Ajahn Sumedho at the Hampstead Vihara in London. Later, he was involved in the establishment of both the Chithurst and Harnham monasteries in the UK. In 1985, he moved to New Zealand, where he lived for 10 years, setting up Bodhinyanarama monastery. In 1995, he went to the UK to assist Ajahn Sumedho at Amaravati and stayed for four years before returning to New Zealand, where he lived until 2002. He then returned to Ottawa where he cared for his mother for nine years. He is now a full time resident at Tisarana Buddhist Monastery.
To join our Zoom Meeting, click on this link:
The Day of Mindfulness will include meditation, mindfulness instructions and Buddhist reflections.
Registration is not required. If you would like to donate to the Tisarana Buddhist Monastery for this event, please use the TBC donation page and include a message that the donation is for Ajahn Viradhammo Day of Mindfulness retreat. 100% of all donations will be passed on to Tisarana.
The chants for the Days of Mindfulness will be displayed on the Zoom screen during the opening and closing chants. However, you can print the chants ahead of time if you prefer. They are available at this link.
We look forward to you joining us on June 26th. Please note that this one day retreat will start at 8:30 am EDT and finish at 3:15 pm.
Sunday, June 26, 2022 EDT
|8:30 – 8:45 am EDT||Zoom Check-In|
|8:45 – 8:50 am||Welcome and Introduction of Ajahn Viradhammo|
|8:50 – 9:00 am||Chanting and Bowing: Dedication of Offerings|
Request for, and Offering of Three Refuges and Five Lay Precepts
|9:00 – 9:45 am||Guided meditation|
|9:45 – 9:50 am||Break in Noble Silence|
|9:50 – 10:20 am||Dhamma Talk|
|10:20 – 10:50 am||Questions and Answers|
|10:50 – 10:55 am||Break in Noble Silence|
|10:55 – 11:40 am||Meditation|
|11:40 – 11:45 am||Announcements|
|11:45 am – 12:55 pm||Lunch Break (Zoom will remain open)|
|12:55 – 1 pm||Announcements|
|1 – 1:45 pm||Guided meditation|
|1:45 – 1:50 pm||Break in Noble Silence|
|1:50 – 2:25 pm||Dhamma Talk|
|2:25 – 3:00 pm||Questions and Answers|
|3:00 – 3:15 pm||Sharing of Merit, Closing Chants, Thank you to Ajahn|