Foundation to support Early Buddhist Teachings 

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

“Radiant, blazing and shining forth, The liberation of the mind, Through Boundless Love, Surpasses them.

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

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 https://zoom.us/join Zoom YoutubeMore Info
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.

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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

“From a previous participant:
I understand that I could have gone deeper perhaps but it’s okay I still feel like I’ve learned a lot of useful lessons. The most profound one probably about what the relationship between attention, the meditation object and the other objects appearing in consciousness should be. I can now recognize when things are being pushed down because I don’t to experience them or have them hijack attention from the object. And I know now not to do that! :-). I’m very grateful to you for that lesson and for your kind guidance through the entire retreat. I wish you all the best and please know that you’ve made a positive dent in my life.” 

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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

Insights

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.