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.
Old palm-leaf Tipitaka manuscript from Northern Thailand
The Buddha’s words translated from the original Pāḷi.
Dhamma Talks & Guided Meditations
Dhamma bits, on-the-go.
Puññanumodanā-Pattidāna Rejoicing and Sharing of Merits Dukkha-ppattā ca, niddukkhā May suffering ones be suffering free. Bhaya-ppattā ca, nibbhayā And the fear-struck fearless be. Soka-ppattā ca, nissokā May the grieving
“Practicing the Jhāna to that depth, seeing Nirodha, entering Nirodha, you have to understand Dependent Origination at its core, but also know the wheel of Dhamma, and which direction that
“Or perhaps, one might notice, forms or shapes, or lights and colours, forms, Rūpa. The first fabric of the ego. One of the five constituents that we call ‘ourselves’: Form
Aspiration Chant Sabbe sattā, sabbe pāṇā, sabbe bhūtā, May all beings, all those who breath, all who are living, sabbe puggalā, sabbe attabhāvapariyāpannā, all people, all who have taken up
Metta Sutta Khp 9 Discourse on Boundless Love 1. Karaṇīyam-attha-kusalena, This should be displayed by one skilled in goodness, Yanta santaṃ padaṃ abhisamecca; One who walks at peace and
“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