Foundation to support Early Buddhist Teachings 

retreats, dhamma talks, books, support to monastics and more

Develop the mind through letting go of tension and purposeful cultivation of joy and happiness which naturally results in awareness.

Ānāpānassati Sutta – MN118 The Breath as a Reminder, one the most important suttas of the entire Pāḷi canon.

Our Activities

Support Monastics, Monastreries and Meditation centers

Publish Dhamma Talks

Meditation Brainwave Research

Meditation Retreats

We are organizing meditation retreats based on the early Buddhist suttas. They are centered around the 6R (Relax/Release), the 3 characteristics, 4 foundations of mindfullness and lead to peace and wisdom

Nelson, BC, Canada

 Bhante Ānanda is a Buddhist monk based in Nelson, BC, Canada. He is teaching multiple retreats in and around Nelson and we’re planning for retreats in the Netherlands in 2021. Please get in touch with us if you’re interested

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia

We will organize a number of weekend retreats in Phnom Penh in 2020, followed by longer 10-day retreats in 2021 (assuming international travel is possible without need for quarentine). Retreats will be guided by an advanced student of Bhante Vimalaramsi

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Netherlands and rest of Europe

Once COVID-19 situation allows for international travels without restrictions, we’re planning for a number of retreats (weekends and longer ones) in the Netherlands. We’ll keep this page updated once more information is available

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Weekly Dhamma Talk with Delson Armstrong

Each week a sutta will be covered with topics like dependant origination, beautiful friendship, the four noble truths and other aspects of early Buddhism.

All are welcome, opportunity for live Q&A. List of talks to-date can be found on this page Date: every Sunday, 18:00 Phnom Penh, GMT+7 starting Oct 4, 2020 Location:   Online Zoom Talk, Meeting ID: 829 871 3216 Passcode: dhamma You can connect with link below to access directly, use your Zoom client or connect via YoutubeMore InfoPlaylist
Kuti Project for Bhante Ananda

A Canadian couple has acted in a very wholesome and skillfull way and has initially bought a small home, “a kuti” for Bhante Ānanda to dwell in. We are in the process of setting up a Canadian Suttavada Foundation, which is planned to eventually “own” the Kuti by using donations to buy it. You can already make donations locally in CAD for this purpose.

Un couple canadien a agi de manière très saine et habile et a initialement acheté une petite maison, «un kuti» pour que Bhante Ānanda y habite. posséder “le Kuti en utilisant des dons pour l’acheter. Vous pouvez déjà faire des dons localement en CAD à cet effet. Donate directly to Canadian Suttavada Foundation

Suttavada Foundation

The Suttavada Foundation is based in the Netherlands and its aim is to support the practice of the early Buddhist Teachings.

Open Heart

A Beginning Guide for Boundless Love Meditation

Boundless Love meditation, as taught by the Buddha in the early Buddhist texts (Suttas) is particularly special. Mettā was perhaps the foremost meditation subject taught by the Buddha himself, especially to people beginning on the path to awakening for many valuable reasons. He in fact called this practice, Mettā-cetovimutti: ‘The liberation of the Heart by Love.’ This was not only a kind of sitting meditation practice but a way of life also called Mettā-bhāvanā; ‘The cultivation of Love.’ Download pdf

Online Retreats

We are starting 10-day online retreats – a great way of advancing your practice, with day-to-day guidance including a list of suttas, daily dhamma talks, and reflections. You can schedule a daily 15 minute 1-1 interview with the teacher, and there will be 30 minute group Q&A on the suttas and reflections of that day.

Online retreat is best suited for people who have experience with Right Effort/Effective Applications and/or the 6R process. Upon registration we will provide you with preparation material. You can do this at home, while having a normal life. For best results, please allow for 3-4 hours daily for the retreat. Dates: Nov-3 and Nov 17 2020 Learn More and Register

Offer a meal to Bhante Ānanda

A local restaurant has kindly offered the opportunity to offer a daily meal to Bhante Ānanda. With a monk eating a single meal a day, this is quite an important meal

You have the opportunity to donate a meal for CAD50, which includes the preparation using fresh ingredients and the delivery to his kuti


Short (5-10 minutes) interviews with Delson Armstrong on various deeper and subtle topics of the Dhamma

Dana – Gifts

Sādhu Sādhu Sādhu!

Sādhu literally means “a wise person”, and is often translated as “well done”, “thank you”, “well said” or “wise words”. This is often said of people who support the dhamma and the sangha of monks and nuns on their path to the good and to wisdom. As the ones who support the good and wisdom, share in the merit of this good and wisdom.  And the ones who give are wise, as they know and directly experience the results of their good ations. Gift can be done for the foundation in general or to a specific project. We support donations using Paypal or direct bank transfer. Read on

Contact us

You’re welcome to get in touch. Feel free to ask questions about retreats, volunteering, books, and the Dhamma itself.