• Tuesday, 28. May 2024

    DNBF's first meeting with Finland was in Kreivila, and the retreat was - just like the society's first retreat in Norway - a smaller but open retreat where the participants got to know each other well.

  • Thursday, 16. May 2024

    On the weekend of 11th and 12th of May 2024, DNBF was in Stockholm for the first time to teach basic meditation and mindfulness. We had found Hälsans Hus by the old town - close to the city center and with fantastic views.

  • Monday, 29. April 2024

    49 participants from 9 countries met at Venabu for meditation and inspiration for 8 days - nice weather, lots of meditation, inspiration, smiles and joy, as well as good opportunities for skiing or walking for fresh air.

  • Thursday, 18. April 2024

    A doctor who wants to freeze his body when he dies, in the hope of a longer or eternal life. A bhikkhu who claims that we already have eternal life - only that we change bodies at the end of the life cycle, and that there is something better. A priest who hopes and believes in eternal life through Christian faith.

  • Monday, 15. April 2024

    On the weekend of 13th and 14th of April 2024, Kindfulness was the topic at Pranahuset in Sandvika. Ajahn Nitho attracted a full house of meditators, and the focus was Buddha's instructions "sukhino cittaṃ samādhiyati" - the mind of a happy person gets deep meditation.

  • Monday, 18. March 2024

    What could be better than having a retreat in a place called Sorgenfri (free of sorrow), south of Trondheim?

  • Monday, 18. March 2024

    We were greeted with blue skies, sun and snow in Tromsø on Friday 15th of March - and found a city teeming with tourists from all over the world - in the middle of winter. But some also came to explore their minds.

  • Friday, 9. February 2024

    DNBF annual report for 2023 - activities, future, chairman's report, spiritual leader's report and accounts.

  • Tuesday, 19. December 2023

    We invited Ajahn Ajito from Vingrom, Lillehammer to Oslo to teach a weekend retreat for just before Christmas 2023.

  • Monday, 13. November 2023

    Our first 9-day retreat in Trøndelag was at Troset, a new retreat center just outside Trondheim. It was a great retreat, in nice new premises!

  • Wednesday, 1. November 2023

    DNBF's spiritual director did his annual three-month retreat in the mountains of Western Norway, a period with a focus on study, meditation and health.

  • Sunday, 30. July 2023

    Out in nature, peace of mind, exercise for the body on Hardangervidda - simple lifestyle and plenty of time for your own practice!

  • Thursday, 22. June 2023

    The society's first visit and course in Bergen was fully booked, and despite the competition from sun and summer, we had a lot of teachings, discussions and testing of different meditation methods.

  • Monday, 12. June 2023

    The Norwegian monk Ajahn Brahmali came to Norway to teach the method Buddha used to achieve awakening - meditation on the breath. Despite a cold, so that Ajahn Nitho had to be the warming-up monk on Friday, we got a nice presentation and many questions answered.

  • Monday, 12. June 2023

    One of the members of the society's was interested in running a weekend course in Arendal, so in June Ajahn Nitho took the train to Arendal

  • Monday, 12. June 2023

    999 followers on Facebook - and follower number 1000 ended up being one of the committee member - so it was time for a small celebration!

  • Monday, 1. May 2023

    In April 2023, DNBF conducted its first big 7-day retreat at Venabu Fjellhotell. The 47 retreatants impressed with their efforts and results!

  • Thursday, 13. April 2023

    At Vingrom, south of Lillehammer, beautifully situated on the mountainside, we find an energetic monk - who will soon be finished with three cabins for guests and monks.

  • Wednesday, 29. March 2023

    Jaran DeLos Santos Olsen having a background as a psychologist and 6 years as a monk in Thailand, was invited to teach mindfulness and meditation.

  • Friday, 10. March 2023

    DNBF annual report for 2022 - activities, future, chairman's report, spiritual leader's report and accounts.

  • Thursday, 9. March 2023

    On a large property in the Khao Jai National Park lives Ajahn Ganha - the nephew of Ajahn Chah. Ajahn Nitho was visiting for inspiration and meditation.

  • Monday, 23. January 2023

    The weekend 20th to 22nd of January, the society organized […]

  • Monday, 12. December 2022

    The committee decided at a meeting on 7th of December 2022, to change the society's name from Oslo and Viken Buddhist Society, to "The Buddhist Society of Norway".

  • Tuesday, 29. November 2022

    Ajahn Bram and Ven Canda were invited to the House of Litterature in Oslo, to talk about our complicated minds - which always have to find fault.

  • Monday, 28. November 2022

    We had a visit from a woman with full ordination within Buddhism - Ayya Canda - a rare and exciting setting for teaching our mind.

  • Sunday, 27. November 2022

    Ajahn Brahm came to visit Norway for a short week, and as part of his stay a weekend retreat was organized in Oslo.

  • Monday, 10. October 2022

    Meditation with a focus on insights into Buddhist philosophy and psychology was the theme of Jaran DeLos Santos Olsen's retreat at Pranahuset.

  • Saturday, 6. August 2022

    In July and August 2022, the society carried out a pilot project - a retreat in the mountain home over 4 weeks.

  • Monday, 18. July 2022

    A week is over, and we have had several guests […]

  • Sunday, 26. June 2022

    In Oslo, the three Norwegian monks were gathered in one place - for the first time. Ajahn Brahmali, visiting from Australia, was invited to teach.