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 […]

The Practice

   Of course, you can use an object if the feeling gets weak… if it goes away.   If the mind gets distracted a lot, you can use something to […]

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 […]

Poya

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

Attachments: It’s all in the mind

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This short teaching helps set the mind straight regarding attachments. Oftentimes, the simplest explanations are the easiest to digest…     ‘The Smooth & Creamy Discourse on Unshakable Happiness’   […]

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 […]

Opening Our Hearts

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Maybe we just start by opening our hearts… just a little five minutes. And just let go of everything, everything so far, let loose. Smile.  Feel like the whole space […]

Viveka as Letting Go

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Here it is quite explicit, where the Buddha is going. Because… this is not ant kind of awareness, this is not any kind of development that is properly developed in […]

Dhamma means Truth

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“This is the famous Kālāmā Sutta, Also known as Kesamutti Sutta. AN III 65 Kālāmās: Know for Yourselves – HeartDhamma The ‘Discourse of the Buddha to the Kālāmās’, And this […]