March 4th to 7th, 2024
4-Day Introduction to Natural Samādhi Retreat
Boundless Love Meditation to Nibbāna
With Bhante Ānanda
Kalimpong, West Bengal, Himalayas
Located 8 km East of the small mountain town Kalimpong, a 30 minute drive, the land that hosts us is a stunning 1.5 acres on the slope of an old rice paddy field.
The land holds a silence, that is conducive for meditative practice and offers a breathtaking view over the Relli Valley.
The serene countryside atmosphere conveys the memory of life at the time of the Buddha and naturally elevates the heart and mind.
Building the Institute will take place in three main phases:
1. The construction will begin with the most essential buildings to host retreats and welcome meditators; the main lodge will be first, then a monk’s kuti and a simple block with four dorm-style rooms.
2. More accommodations will be built for meditators and some basic landscaping will take place (The land is on an old rice paddy field.
3. A more spacious Dhamma Hall in the center of the property will be built, and more accommodations, for monastics and lay practitioners.
We are working with leading edge professional builders of natural and environmentally sustainable construction.
We are using natural, locally sourced and sustainable building materials such as:
The HeartDhamma Foundation India is currently being estalished. It will serve as sister organization of the same foundation which was originated by Bhante Ānanda in Canada.
The Foundation is directed by a handful of very dedicated practitioners and supporters of the Dhamma.
It is the recipient and conduit for the Institute project in Kalimpong and for supporting our activities, including supporting monastic life and free dispensation of our teachings in India.