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.

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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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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Venerable Khemako 2018 Toronto TBC Retreat

How to Best Use Our Precious Life - a dhamma talk by Venerable Khemako at the 2018 TBC retreat in ...
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Venerable Khemako 2018 Toronto TBC Retreat

Questions and Answers - a dhamma talk by Venerable Khemako at the 2018 TBC retreat in Toronto ...
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Venerable Khemako 2018 Toronto TBC Retreat

The Buddha's Alternative - a dhamma talk by Venerable Khemako at the 2018 TBC retreat in Toronto ...
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Ajahn Viradhammo 2017 Toronto Retreat

Using language as a skillful means to liberation ...
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Ajahn Viradhammo 2017 Toronto Retreat

Non-attachment versus preoccupation ...
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Ajahn Viradhammo 2017 Toronto Retreat

Three perceptions to cultivate in practice ...
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Ajahn Viradhammo 2016 Toronto Retreat

8. Sunday Afternoon Talk ...
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Venerable Khemako 2018 Toronto TBC Retreat

How to Best Use Our Precious Life - a dhamma talk by Venerable Khemako at the 2018 TBC retreat in ...
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Venerable Khemako 2018 Toronto TBC Retreat

Questions and Answers - a dhamma talk by Venerable Khemako at the 2018 TBC retreat in Toronto ...
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Venerable Khemako 2018 Toronto TBC Retreat

The Buddha's Alternative - a dhamma talk by Venerable Khemako at the 2018 TBC retreat in Toronto ...
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Venerable Khemako 2018 Sunday Dhamma Talk

May 2018 - a Sunday morning dhamma talk by Venerable Khemako at TBC ...
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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.
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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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As a result of the coronavirus situation, we are temporarily meeting online.  More information here.