Kataññutā – Gratefulness

Meal Offering to Bhante Ānanda Kootenay Tamil Kitchen Ciraj Premanantham

Here at the Heart Dhamma Hermitage, we are so grateful to all those who have generously participated in the meal dana opportunity through the website. Thanks also to the Kootenay Tamil […]

Practicing Generosity

Bhante Ānanda Walking Almsround Blewett Kootenay Lake

Buddhist Monk going for Almsround in Blewett If you’ve ever had the opportunity to travel in Thailand, Myanmar or Sri Lanka, you may have noticed Theravada Buddhist monks and nuns […]

Summer Building Projects

With much work and some willing hearts,  Some essential projects have been completed in order to have the capacity to receive visitors for short stays at the hermitage and to […]

Robe Making Season

Every year during Vassa, the monsoon season of Northern India, monks take to solitary retreat and take advantage of this sedentary period to repair their robes or make new ones. […]

Slocan Retreat

What a special gift, to receive Buddha’s Teachings. Staying at this off-grid location in Terry’s hand-built homes, deeply enriched this wonderful experience. Many thanks to Bhante, and to everyone who […]

Kuti Progress

The Kuti is coming along nicely! With the help of Marty, Grant and Bhante’s mom, serious progress has been made!   Just a few things that have been completed or […]

Cottonwood Farmers Market

What does this mean and how can you participate? Like the Buddha, Buddhist monks and nuns choose to leave behind all worldly possessions to live a simple life dedicated to […]

Kuti Pūjā

Bhante Ānanda Receiving Alms Traditionally at HeartDhamma Hermitage at kuti Pūjā, Nelson BC Blewett

When: Friday, June 19th, 10:00am – 2:00pmWhere: 3414 Renwick Rd., Nelson (Blewett). You may park along the side of Renwick road.What to bring: folding chair, weather-appropriate clothing. Optional: offerings of […]

Kuti Arrival

In June 2020, a virtuous and generous couple decided to purchase a tiny house which would serve as shelter and refuge to a monk in the West Kootenay mountains of […]

Winter Robes & Winter Alms

Dec. 16 2019   Dear Nelson, Being the amazing, heart centred community that you are, I thought that I would share the following    As the weather gets colder, Bhante […]