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 […]

Lunar Observance Pūjā

Lunar Observance Teepee Meditation Hall at the HeartDhamma Hermitage in Nelson, BC

Namo Buddhaya 🙏🏻 As you may already know, the Buddhist monastic calendar is based on the lunar cycles. Every full moon and new moon, monks and nuns of the same […]

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 […]

Sunday Gatherings Resuming

Teepee Meditation Hall at the HeartDhamma Hermitage in Nelson, BC

Dear friends,   I hope this little message finds you well, enjoying these clear September days. As an update, Bhante Ananda returned last week, so our outdoor Sunday gatherings will […]

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 […]

The Beginning of Vassa

In Northern India, where the Buddha lived and taught, the year is mainly divided into three seasons, unlike our four familiar seasons here in the West. They are the Summer […]

Happy Vesak

moon among fluffy clouds on a dusky evening

This 26th of May is the full moon which marks the triply auspicious date of the Birth, the Awakening and the passing into Parinibbāna of the Bhagavan Buddha. This day […]

Entering the Dhamma – Online Retreats

Entering the Dhamma, indeed!   Mettā gently eases and uplifts the mind. How fortunate to receive these teachings online and practice at home! 😊   Thank you, Bhante  🙏 The online retreat […]

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 […]