On our Resources page you’ll find audio recordings of dhamma talks from past retreats, links to other sites hosting dhamma talks, a list of selected writings in this tradition, and links to some of TBC’s friends’ sites.

Teachings from Retreats and Other Events

These are audio and video recordings of dhamma talks given by monastics to TBC retreats or Sunday morning meditation sessions.

Most Recent Talks

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Talks by Ajahn Candasiri

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Talks by Ajahn Viradhammo

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Talks by Ayya Medhanandhi

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Talks by Ayya Nimmila

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Talks by Venerable Atulo

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Talks by Venerable Khemakho

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Sunday Morning Dhamma Talks

These are some of the talks chosen by our Facilitators at our Sunday meetings.
2020-06-05 Bowing On Two Knees: Covid, Compassion, and Nonviolence 19:27
In this Covid pandemic, we are living through a pandemic of moral decay and heightened fear in the disintegration of so much that has felt secure and stable. Seeing how we are not in control, we choose the Buddha’s way. We care both for ourselves and others morally and spiritually, and as we grow in equanimity, we near the very cusp of awakening.
Ottawa Buddhist Society

This is an excerpt from a talk given during a retreat on Therīgāthā – Awakening Verses of the Early Buddhists Nuns in June 2020.

The full talk, along with others from the retreat, can be found here on the Dharma Seed website.

The collection of poems Ayya refers to is “The First Free Women: Poems of the Early Buddhist Nuns”, by Matty Weingast.

Below is the Bikkhuni Lineage Chant from the retreat.

Four talks from Ajahn Viradhammo given during the Day of Mindfulness on June 7, 2020

Knowing that you know, and making the moment fully conscious.

An introduction to the first meditation session of the morning.

Right understanding; Infinite patience, boundless compassion.

Dhamma Talk and QA: Transcendence; using beauty to uplift the mind; anger feels this way. QA: Cultivating patience and compassion; how to begin a study of Buddhism; listening to dhamma talks versus meditating; daily practice of metta and compassion during covid; renunciation as a regular practice

A guided meditation and dhamma talk from Ayya Medhanandi.

A Cry of Suprise Guided Meditation

Dhamma Talk: The Quail’s Tale, A Path of Harmlessness


Here are some of our favourite writings.
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Dhamma Talk Collections

A selection of web sites where you can find audio talks by teachers in this tradition. 

Talks given by Ajahn Viradhammo at the Tisarana Monastery outside of Perth, Ontario.
Talks and writings by Ayya Medhanandi at the Sati Saraniya Hermitage, also outside of Perth, Ontario.
As read by Ajahn Amaro.
Access all of the audio and text teachings from this monastery.
A huge assortment of talks (more than 4,500 at present), organized by monastic or by collection.
A collection of talks and meditations in the Insight Meditation tradition.
Teachings by many of the monastics in the Thai Forest Tradition under Ajahn Chah.
Includes lectures on his book “In the Buddha’s Words”.

Friends of TBC

These are some of the other communities we are friends with.
Tisarana Monastery, near Perth in Eastern Ontario, is in the Forest tradition of Ajahn Chah. Ajahn Viradhammo, a Canadian, is the abbot. Guests are welcome, but register your visit first. The surrounding countryside is beautiful.
Sati Saraniya Hermitage, not far from Tisarana, is a rural monastic residence for bhikkhunis — fully-ordained women — in the Forest tradition of Theravada Buddhism. Visits are welcomed, but contact them first.
Satipañña meets every Tuesday evening at 7pm at Quaker House, 60 Lowther Avenue in Toronto. Come early to secure your seat. The program is geared to those committed to beginners and experienced meditators.
Buddhist Place serving Peterborough and the Kawarthas meets for practice on Wednesday evenings.
Ottawa Buddhist Society serves Theravada Buddhists of all backgrounds in and around Ottawa, Canada’s Capital.
True North Insight offers insight meditation retreats and courses in English and French.
Dharma Friends supports meditation practice in Toronto’s LGBT community, based in diverse Buddhist philosophies and meditation practices.
Waterloo River Dharma Centre offers weekly meditation groups, beginner’s courses, workshops, retreats, evening and Sunday sittings, visiting Dharma teachers, resource library.

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