A Beautiful Day to do Good Deeds

Dear Dhamma friends, The time spent in Sri Lanka has been very pleasant for Bhante thus far. Despite many hardships and challenges due to the ongoing economic crisis, people have […]

India Retreats

Dear Dhamma friends, Vassa season is coming to an end. The three month rains retreat is significant in Sri Lanka, where monks remain meditating within a monastery and leave its […]

Life is as such…

https://youtu.be/SbmqZhhZKvw A video made by lay devotees, from shots of Bhante Ānanda walking to his forest kuti in Sri Lanka. First published on TikTok by unknown upasakas. ජීචිතේ කියන්නෙ Jīvitē […]

Bhante’s Path to Upasampadā

In 2017, Bhante Ānanda chose to ‘go forth’, relinquishing lay-life for the purpose of developing the higher mind. After two years on a quest to find the right place to receive […]

Pilgrimage to Sri Pāda

Here is a message from Bhante to our community on the Sangha’s visit to Sri pāda : “We went  for pilgrimage, to Sri Pāda, sacred mountain of Sri Lanka, a few weeks […]


In a message to our community, Bhante describes receiving dana on a poya day in Sri Lanka:

Dewdrops of Dhamma

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Greetings Dhamma friends, For your happy inspiration and contemplation, there are a number of ‘short teachings’ on this website, taken from Bhante Ānanda’s longer lessons. These offer a wide range […]

Forest Life in Sri Lanka

Dear Dhamma friends 🌼 I hope this message finds you well, adjusting to winter, and fluctuating Covid conditions.As an update on our little Dhamma community, Bhante Ānanda remains in Sri […]

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 […]