What Are The 8 Worldly Winds

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The eight worldly winds are: pleasure and pain, praise and blame, fame and disrepute, gain and loss. These are pairs of opposites:  one we are attracted to, the other repulsed by.   The conditions of their blowing are beyond us and can’t be controlled.  We get carried away by these winds and can lose our course easily.  Pleasure, fame, praise …

Before and After Photos

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We finished the Dharma Hall just in time for our first residential retreat with Martine Batchelor! We are blessed by the support you have given us. This update does not just include the before and after shots. Sorry to have held out for so long but there is the bigger news. We are now making public our offline cash commitments …

Mobility Retreats

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Besides residency, Heartwood provides retreats and vacation for handicapped and mobility challenged people seeking harmony, peace and refuge. Equipped with a spa, expansive gardens, and ponds, Heartwood is a 30 room mansion equipped with an additional (cabins) overlooking the magnificent Osceola Lake. FRONT VIEW OF HEARTWOOD SINGLE ROOMS SUITE BACK VIEW AT HEARTWOOD PATH TO THE LAKE THE GROUNDS GROUNDS …

Retreats for the Aging, Handicap, and Disabled

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Besides residency, Heartwood provides retreats and vacation for handicapped, aging, and retired people seeking harmony, peace and refuge. Equipped with a spa, expansive gardens, and ponds, Heartwood is a 30 room mansion equipped with an additional (cabins) overlooking the magnificent Osceola Lake. We have a vibrant community with a multitude of social groups and classes such as meditation, yoga for the …

Heartwood Images

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Front View of Heartwood Single Rooms Suite Back View at Heartwood Path to the Lake The Grounds Grounds Path From The Lake Osceola Lake 2 Double Occupancy Room Osceola Lake at Heartwood Cabin Room

Before Photos

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In just two days since the start of the crowd campaign, we went from this: To this: Then, we tore the walls out: And started to build them back up   And, Back up again! Just two more days and the Dharma hall will be finished! Subscribe for updates on the crowd campaign here to see the finished product. Thanks for helping …

Benefits of Mindfulness

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If you are asking what the benefits of mindfulness are, you are taking the first steps. Congrats, you are being mindful! You can add making it to this page a benefit of mindfulness! Very basically, mindfulness is awareness and experiential inquiry. As an initial practice, we ask that after you read this, comment below and tell us how you being …

Bearing Witness

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Contemplation practice ultimately takes us off the pillow, out of our temples, and into the world When you register for the whole series, you will be sent a recording of the first event and lessons to catch up on. However, each is a standalone event and the previous ones are not necessary for the current. This is the fourth of …

Mindfulness meditation retreat

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Martine Batchelor Meditation Retreat Mindfulness The art of mindfulness and the mindfulness of art / January 8-10th We will enjoy immersion in silence, seated meditation, Dharma talks based on classic Zen art, indoor and outdoor meditation in the Plum Village tradition of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. Also mindful eating, singing, poetry, art making, artful journaling, and burning bowl ceremony. ...

Visioning Conference

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An ONLINE, interactive teleconference to share our vision and shape the future of Heartwood Mountain Refuge   So far, we discussed: -What your ideal retreat center or live in community would offer -what would make a retreat center more accessible to not only our larger community but for POC, youth, and the LGBTQIA communities -How we can implement accessibility needs …