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.

View from alms round on the Hermitage’s location in the center, between the powerlines and the river.

Open Heart Book - A Beginning Guide to Boundless Love Meditation by Bhante Ānanda

Open Heart

A Beginning Guide for Boundless Love Meditation.

Bhāvanā - The Buddha's Path to Awakening and Wholesome Mental Development by Bhante Ānanda

Bhāvanā

The Buddha's Path to Awakening & Wholesome Mental Development

Pūjā chanting Recital of Dhamma Book by Bhante Ānanda

Pūjā

Recitals of Dhamma

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Dhamma bits, on-the-go.

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Boundless Calm

The Experience of Nibbāna

And Samādhi, becomes so sharp,

collectedness of mind becomes so sharp,

steadiness so sharp and so present,

awareness starts to dissolve,

it breaks down here.

Boundless Calm

The Beautiful

[One trains:]  ‘Let me live, unattached [15] to what is favorable. One then lives, unattached to that.   [One trains:] ‘Let me live, accepting what is unfavorable. One then lives,

Boundless Love

Awareness in Practice

How is the liberation of the heart by Love developed?   Where does it lead to?What is its limit?What is its fruit?What is its culmination?   Here monks, (1) One

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Boundless Love

Viveka as Letting Go

Here it is quite explicit, where the Buddha is going. Because… this is not ant kind of awareness, this is not any kind of development that is properly developed in

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Causality

The Creation of Consciousness

“This is two main aspects of dependent origination… How it works… how consciousness arises: (1) from previous activities and conditioned activities of the mind, (2) and also, how it arises

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Changefulness

Holding on to Impermanence

Now here, of course,

the Buddha’s teaching on impermanence,

in regards to these five aspects of what we call ‘me’.

is at the very core of the teaching,

it is very important,

and it’s good for us to understand that.