Hilda Jayewardenaramaya Buddhist Monastery
Buddhist Congress of Canada (BCC)
1481 Heron Road, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (1-613-321-5677 | bcc.ottawa@rogers.com)
The Hilda Jayewardenaramaya Buddhist Monastery and meditation centre is established to preserve the Theravada Buddhist teaching in the Western world. The provision of facilities for ordained monks to practice the noble teaching, disseminate the Buddhist teaching among lay people (i.e. morality (Sila), concentration (Samadhi), wisdom (Panna)), and teaching noble qualities such as tolerance, hospitality, compassion, and loving kindness are our objectives.
“Conquer anger with non-anger. Conquer badness with goodness. Conquer meanness with generosity. Conquer dishonesty with truth.” - BUDDHA -

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Ehipassiko - Come and See

The Buddha's teaching is welcoming and open to investigate. It is a discovery of the Buddha with great effort throughout meditation and he confirms that what he found and explained to the world is existing at all time. He realized and showed the same thing for others to realize and embrace liberation. Simply he teaches a way to love, compassion and wisdom. Come and see whether this is true to your experience. May All Beings Be Well, Happy and Peaceful!

Temple Building Project


The City of Ottawa approved the building permit to renovate the existing building of Hilda Jayewardenaramaya Buddhist Monastery. Constructions needs to be started in June 2022.
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Weekly Programs & Upcoming Events

Paritta chanting and Katina Robe Offering
We are pleased to extend our respectful invitation to all of you along with your friends to the Annual Paritta Chanting and the Katina Robe Offering, which will be held this weekend with participation of Bhikkhu and Bhikkhuni Sangha, devotees and friends of Hilda Jayewardenaramaya Buddhist Vihara.

This is an in-person event at the Ottawa Masonic Center. However, our friends and devotees who can't participate in-person may use the following links to participate virtually in the events.

Zoom Meeting (Meeting ID: 881 6330 0409, Passcode: 782900)
'Ehipassiko' Livestream (View flyer for more information)


Sutta study class in English: each Saturday 8:00-9:00pm
Everyday guided meditation: 9:00-9:45am
බුද්ධ වන්දනාව, භාවනාව සහ සුත්‍ර සාකච්ඡාව: සැම බදාදාවකම සවස 7:00 සිට 9:00 දක්වා
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