Week-end Retreat, 6-8 May, 2016

Dear friends of the Ottawa Pagoda Sangha, I wish you all a Happy New Year! May 2016 – the year of the Monkey in the Chinese Calendar – bring you all joy and happiness. Looking to the not-too-distant future, the Ottawa Pagoda Sangha will be hosting a...

Alexis’ Letter about Peace

At our Sangha meeting this evening the letter by Alexis-Michel Schmitt-Cadet posted on Wkup.org was read out loud by Suzanne. Alexis is a graduate student in criminology at the University of Montreal and a dedicated practitioner with Wake Up in Montreal. The original...

Day of Mindfulness – November 15th 2015

The next Ottawa Pagoda Sangha Day of Mindfulness (DoM) is November 15th. It will be held at the home of Millaray Sanchez. If you need directions, please send her an e-mail at: millaraysanchez [at] rogers [dot] com. As usual – to simplify things – please...

August 17th Update on Church Renovations

The renovations at the Church of Ascension have been completed.  We  will resume our gatherings  for meditation and mindfulness practice at the church on Wednesday, August 19th.  To start the new session, Laureen will present the Recitation of  the Five Mindfulness...

Update on church renovations

Here is the latest update on the church renovations that have put a spanner in our meditation schedule…. It should come as no surprise to anyone who has undertaken renovations of any kind that…. there have been some delays! It seems unlikely that we will be able to...

Remembering Miriam van Husen

On May 2nd 2010, our dear Dharma sister Miriam Welsh van Husen (Chan Bao Ho – True Precious Protection) gently exhaled her last breath as the sun came up over Ottawa’s General Hospital after several months of struggle with intestinal cancer. Miriam, aged...