Bhante Ānanda departs soon for Sri Lanka.
There, he will continue his practice for 5 months, returning to BC next year in early May.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]