Teachings, Books and Sutta Translations from Bhante Ānanda 

at the HeartDhamma Buddhist Hermitage in Nelson, BC.

“There are four kinds of lights, monks. 

 

The light of the moon,

The light of the sun,

The light of fire,

and the light of wisdom.

View from alms round on the Hermitage's location in the center, between the powerlines and the river.

View from alms round on the Hermitage’s location in the center, between the powerlines and the river.

Open Heart Book - A Beginning Guide to Boundless Love Meditation by Bhante Ānanda

Open Heart

A Beginning Guide for Boundless Love Meditation.

Bhāvanā - The Buddha's Path to Awakening and Wholesome Mental Development by Bhante Ānanda

Bhāvanā

The Buddha's Path to Awakening & Wholesome Mental Development

Pūjā chanting Recital of Dhamma Book by Bhante Ānanda

Pūjā

Recitals of Dhamma

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Short Teachings

Dhamma bits, on-the-go.

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Attachments: It’s all in the mind

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’  

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Letting Go

Opening Our Hearts

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

Discernment

Acceptance

Here, Bhante Ānanda offers a beautiful teaching on attachment, the hindrances and acceptance. 🌼 Wishing you all continued happiness. “Most people associate letting go of all attachments with simply abandoning

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Boundless Calm

The Experience of Nibbāna

And Samādhi, becomes so sharp,

collectedness of mind becomes so sharp,

steadiness so sharp and so present,

awareness starts to dissolve,

it breaks down here.

Boundless Calm

The Beautiful

[One trains:]  ‘Let me live, unattached [15] to what is favorable. One then lives, unattached to that.   [One trains:] ‘Let me live, accepting what is unfavorable. One then lives,