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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

A Monk in the Kootenays

Mountain Waters Meditation Center

Announcement to the Kootenays:   Dear Friends, Happy Thanks Giving…..and in the Spirit of Giving….. I am connecting you with a wonderful person named Ananda who is spending the winter […]