About Us

Hillside Hermitage is a small hermitage for Buddhist monks of the Theravada Forest Tradition, near the Knuckles mountain range in central Sri Lanka. It was founded few years ago by Ajahn Nyanamoli Thero, (who has received his Upasampada ordination by Ajahn Sumedho, in the Thai Forest Meditation Tradition of Ajahn Chah over ten years ago) and Venerable Thaniyo Bhikkhu, who joined him shortly afterwards. Venerable Thaniyo received his Upasampada over half a dozen of years ago in Chithurst Buddhist monastery, in UK. Recently, Venerable Pannaratana Bhikkhu, originally ordained by the Most Venerable Bhante Henepola Gunaratana at Bhavana Society in USA, has also joined the Hillside Hermitage Sangha.

The following pages contain Nyanamoli Thero’s Teachings, namely the Dhamma talks, writings and photography of the life at the Hermitage.