• $1,068.00 – Price is for accommodations only and doesn't include dana for the teacher or the center.

Date & Time Details: Opening Day: check in is between 2-5pm, orientation at 5pm and supper at 6pm. Closing Day: ends at 11am.

Location: Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center

Address: 159 Osceola Rd. Hendersonville NC 28739

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Cancellation Policy: Full refund issued for cancellations received at least 4 weeks prior to the event

An $89 cancellation fee retained for cancellations received between 2 and 4 weeks prior to the event

No refund will be issued for cancellations received less than 2 weeks prior to the event

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Calm and Insight – 12 Day Meditation Retreat

With Bhikkhu Samāhita

December 20, 2018 - January 1, 2019

Single rooms are issued based on availability, and are on a first-come-first-serve basis.


Bhikkhu Samāhita
Ven. Samāhita Thero has lived alone for the last 16 years remotely on Knuckles Mountain in a Bhāvanā-Kuti: The Cypress Hermitage 56 km from Kandy from where he runs the website: and numerous Buddhist internet, YouTube, and Facebook groups w. >100.000 international members. His email is: Ven. Samāhita Thero (born 1960) was educated as a Medical Doctor at the Copenhagen University in Denmark, and became Associate Professor in Bioinformatics at the Technical University in Denmark, working with theoretical biology, and artificial intelligence. Cooperating with grandchildren of Danish Physicist Niels Bohr (Noble Prize 1922) stimulated a long cherished interest in Quantum Physics, and Einsteinian Relativity. He arrived in Sri Lanka 2001, was ordained as novice at…
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