Teachings, Books and Sutta Translations from Bhante Ānanda
at the HeartDhamma Buddhist Hermitage in Nelson, BC.
“There are four kinds of lights, monks.
The light of the moon,
The light of the sun,
The light of fire,
and the light of wisdom.
View from alms round on the Hermitage’s location in the center, between the powerlines and the river.
Old palm-leaf Tipitaka manuscript from Northern Thailand
The Buddha’s words translated from the original Pāḷi.
Dhamma Talks & Guided Meditations
Dhamma bits, on-the-go.
The Special Samādhi of the Buddhas “This Samadhi is not practiced by unrighteous people.” Now, we can concentrate the mind, make it focused in many kinds of ways,
These 5 hindrances, whatever they are, they’re just doing the same thing in the mind–– just doing that rumination, And at some point, what I say is,
And the 5th is: “I am aware while entering it, and aware when emerging from it.” So, this whole process is just very mindful. There is no place where there
And we continue letting go. And whatever arises, whatever arises, it is just a hindrance. Even you thinking: “I can’t do it” Hindrance.
To radiate this calmness all around us, we first need to find it within ourselves. [From MN 2] How does one attend to things proper for attention? One attends to
😊 Whenever there is a distraction, wherever there is anything arising in the mind, even if it is anger, or worry, or restlessness– Notice these states always come with