Welcome to Bodhi Leaf, a blog dedicated to reflections on the Dharma and announcements about Dharma events in the Ottawa region.

My name is André Vellino. I am a disciple of Thich Nhat Hanh (“Thay”) and my Twitter handle (@chan_daolu) is the Dharma name he gave me when I undertook the 14 Mindfulness trainings in 2002. Chan Dao Lu means “True Companion on  the Path”. I received the Lamp Transmission from Thay in 2014 in Plum Village.