Resources

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.

Ayya Nimmila Sunday Dhamma Talk

March 2019 Sunday Dhamma Talk by Ayya Nimmila ...
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Venerable Atulo Sunday Dhamma Talk

January 2019 Sunday morning dhamma talk by Venerable Atulo at TBC ...
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Venerable Khemako Sunday Dhamma Talk – December 2018

Understanding Anicca by Observing the Four Elements ...
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Venerable Khemako Day of Mindfulness Q & A

May 2019 Day of Mindfulness Q & A ...
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Ayya Nimmila Sunday Dhamma Talk

September 2018 - a Sunday morning dhamma talk by Ayya Nimmila at TBC ...
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Venerable Khemako 2018 Sunday Dhamma Talk

June 2018 - a Sunday morning dhamma talk by Venerable Khemako at TBC ...
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Ajahn Viradhammo 2018 Toronto Retreat

Themes discussed: How to practice lying meditation; understanding emptiness; trusting in awareness; understanding taking refuge in the Buddha, Dhamma, and ...
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Ajahn Viradhammo 2018 Toronto Retreat

Themes discussed: Individual differences in meditation technique; Different meaning of the term consciousness; limits of thought; importance of awareness of ...
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Ajahn Viradhammo 2018 Toronto Retreat

Themes discussed: Start with intention to notice present moment; awakening to everyday anxiety; witnessing change; right understanding and meditation practice ...
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Ajahn Viradhammo 2018 Toronto Retreat

Themes discussed: Starting with simple before practicing with complexity; gratitude; reflection on death; stimulating wholesome states of mind; believing, faith, ...
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Ajahn Viradhammo 2017 Toronto Retreat

Questions and answers regarding practice ...
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Ajahn Viradhammo 2017 Toronto Retreat

Cultivating heart and devotion in daily life ...
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Ayya Medhanandi Dhamma Talk – Sowing Grace

Sowing Grace - a dhamma talk by Ayya Medhanandi from the 2015 TBC weekend retreat ...
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Ayya Medhanandi Dhamma Talk – Many Intersections

Many Intersections - a dhamma talk by Ayya Medhanandi from the 2015 TBC weekend retreat ...
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Ayya Medhanandi Dhamma Talk – Fictitious Noodles

Fictitious Noodles - a dhamma talk by Ayya Medhanandi from the 2015 TBC weekend retreat ...
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Venerable Khemako 2018 Sunday Dhamma Talk

June 2018 - a Sunday morning dhamma talk by Venerable Khemako at TBC ...
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Venerable Khemako 2018 Sunday Dhamma Talk

July 2018 - a Sunday morning dhamma talk by Venerable Khemako at TBC ...
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Venerable Khemako 2018 Sunday Dhamma Talk

August 2018 - a Sunday morning dhamma talk by Venerable Khemako at TBC ...
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Venerable Khemako 2018 Toronto TBC Retreat

Samsara and Politics - a dhamma talk by Venerable Khemako at the 2018 TBC retreat in Toronto ...
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Sunday Morning Dhamma Talks

These are some of the talks chosen by our Facilitators at our Sunday meetings.
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Books

Here are some of our favourite writings.

Chanting Book

The Chanting Book from Abhayagiri Monastery, used by the Western Forest Sangha in the tradition of Ajahn Chah.Available in PDF ...
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A Task for Mindfulness: Facing Climate Change

Bhikkhu Anālayo, 2019 This article presents a Buddhist perspective on the challenge posed by climate change, with particular emphasis on ...
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Buddha Nature, Human Nature

Ajahn Succitto, 2019 Buddha-Nature, Human Nature is a book about our environment and the effects that Buddhism has had and ...
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Dhamma Talk Collections

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

Website
Description
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.
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.
Community
Description
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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We meet on Sunday mornings from 10:15 to 12:00, in the Peregrine Room at the St. George Hotel, located at 280 Bloor St. West.

On some Sundays we’ll be meeting in another room in the hotel.  Click here for more information.

As a result of the coronavirus situation, we are temporarily meeting online.  More information here.