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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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


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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