• $356.00 – 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

Address: 159 Osceola Rd Hendersonville, NC

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An Awake and Responsive Heart – The Dharma Approach to Working with Political and Emotional Unease in Chaotic Times

With Lisa Ernst

August 8 - 12, 2018

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

During these challenging and chaotic times, how do we best utilize meditation and mindfulness to prepare for and meet these challenges skillfully? Can practice help us to stay engaged with a compassionate heart while also offering a respite from the nearly daily challenges to our principles, values, and sense of fairness and justice, that we encounter? The dharma offers a wellspring of wisdom and tools that can refresh and renew us. Through meeting our joys and sorrows with awareness and compassion, this retreat will help us step out of our reactive patterns and reset our hearts to continue our journey with loving attentiveness and wise action. We will also identify practical approaches and insights for staying engaged in our communities and beyond.


Lisa Ernst
Lisa Ernst is a meditation teacher, artist and founder of One Dharma Nashville. In her teaching, Lisa emphasizes both transformational insight and everyday awakening as an invitation to embrace all of the path’s possibilities. She offers private meditation training, classes and workshops and she teaches retreats nationally. She is a visiting teacher at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre California. Lisa writes essays on dharma practice and awakening in everyday life, which she regularly posts to this blog. Lisa has been meditating for over 25 years in the Zen and Vipassana traditions. She received teaching authorization in the Thai Forest…
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