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.

News from the HeartDhamma Community and Buddhist Hermitage based in Nelson, BC.

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.

Mental Development

Life and Practice in Harmony

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

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Discernment

Seeing Hindrances

            And we continue letting go. And whatever arises, whatever arises, it is just a hindrance.   Even you thinking: “I can’t do it” Hindrance.

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Boundless Calm

Radiant Calm

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

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Joy

Smile!

😊 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

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The Practice

   Of course, you can use an object if the feeling gets weak… if it goes away.   If the mind gets distracted a lot, you can use something to