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

Meal Offering to Bhante Ānanda Kootenay Tamil Kitchen Ciraj Premanantham

Kataññutā – Gratefulness

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

Bhante Ānanda Walking Almsround Blewett Kootenay Lake

Practicing Generosity

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.

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

Kuti Progress

The Kuti is coming along nicely! With the help of Marty, Grant and Bhante’s mom, serious progress has been made!   Just a few things that have been completed or

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

Bhante Ānanda Receiving Alms Traditionally at HeartDhamma Hermitage at kuti Pūjā, Nelson BC Blewett

Kuti Pūjā

When: Friday, June 19th, 10:00am – 2:00pmWhere: 3414 Renwick Rd., Nelson (Blewett). You may park along the side of Renwick road.What to bring: folding chair, weather-appropriate clothing. Optional: offerings of

Kuti Arrival

In June 2020, a virtuous and generous couple decided to purchase a tiny house which would serve as shelter and refuge to a monk in the West Kootenay mountains of