Welcome to the Heartwood Hermitage
A Refuge of Dhamma in the West Kootenays
The Heartwood Hermitage is a community project held by Buddhist monastics as well as lay practitioners to bring the early teachings of the Buddha to life in the West Kootenays, BC, Canada.
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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
Dear Dhamma friends, Vassa season is coming to an end. The three month rains retreat is significant in Sri Lanka, where monks remain meditating within a monastery and leave its
In 2017, Bhante Ānanda chose to ‘go forth’, relinquishing lay-life for the purpose of developing the higher mind. After two years on a quest to find the right place to receive
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
In a message to our community, Bhante describes receiving dana on a poya day in Sri Lanka:
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
Building a Kuti This note from Bhante Ānanda regarding the kuti (a small monk dwelling) being built in Sri Lanka— I admit it feels pretty good to be in a
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
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