Ottawa Buddhist Viharaya
The Ottawa Buddhist Vihare, which is also the home of the Ottawa inter-community Buddhist Society, the purpose of which, is to provide a place and the needed resources to those who are seeking the needed spiritual life. The Ottawa inter-community Buddhist society comprises of Buddhists with origins in Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Cambodia, Burma, Lao, Bangaladesh, Chinese, Thai, Malaysian, Indian and Nepalese; and also, both Buddhists and non-Buddhists, from Canada, Russia and Mexico. All of them come together to seek that spiritual life.
The Ottawa Inter-Community Buddhist Society was around 15 years ago. The present location, a few blocks south of Ottawa’s Parliament buildings, came to being in March 2013. The Ottawa Inter-Community Buddhist Society was the brain-child of Venerable Dr. Walasmulle Sirisumana Thero. Today, under the guidance of Dr. Walasmulle Sirisumana Thero, several monks reside permanently at the premises with the intent to help those seeking that spiritual life.
This book is published to commemorate the ceremonial opening of the new premises of the Ottawa Buddhist Vihara. We hope you enjoy reading it and will be able to draw inspiration from the articles and images in the following pages.
Published in Ottawa in the Month of Vesak in the year 2013 with Metta.
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As part of our dedication to our ever-growing community here in Ottawa, we are planning to expand the existing site of the Buddhist Vihara through the addition of a new vihara mandira (spatial addition) and a bana shala (meditation hall).
In anticipation for the success of this endeavour it is necessary for us to work together; productive co-operation is imperative. You can help by donating to this cause- any amount, big or small, in whatever capacity our patrons can manage is of great value to our community. Even the single dollar you may donate could make a massive difference.
If you would like to donate, please speak to one of the monks at our vihara.
Ottawa Buddhist Vihara Trust is a charitable organization. The running of this organization is purely and simply based on donations received. While making good use of the resources available, we would encourage you to donate generously. Your generous donations are essential to carry out the activities of the Vihara and meet the expenses such as rent and utilities.
Help us bring the Ottawa Buddhist Vihara into a new era of progress, cooperation, and efficacy with the expansion of our building.
Become a Volunteer
Speak to our monks about how you can help at the temple during events. All are welcome to contribute in any capacity, in accordance with their convenience, and ability.
How you Can Help?
There is a myriad of ways you can contribute to our community. Donations, volunteering, or even simply attendance/participation at our services and sermons is deeply appreciated by our monks, as well as other devotees.
Call Us or Come See Us..
If you have any questions or comments, or would like to schedule a meal offering, please email us at the address or visit us.
If you would like to visit during a time when there are no scheduled events, please call in advance.
4, Christie Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1R 6T2, Canada
Direction to the Ottawa Buddhist Viharaya
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