Dharmacharya Classroom

Welcome to the Dharmacharya Classroom

Retreat Dates

We will enter registration links here as they become available. For now, please block out the following dates as soon as possible. If you are unable to make any of these retreats, please email dc@heartwoodrefuge.org

  • Nov. 22-29, 2018
  • May 17-22nd, 2019
  • Nov. 24 – Dec. 1, 2019
  • May 15-20, 2020 – Ordination Ceremony


Every quarter you are required to have a personal interview with Venerable Pannavati, Venerable Pannadipa, or a Dharmcharya mentor.

Check back here to schedule your appointment.

Group Conference Calls

Please schedule in the following times for a group conference call with Venerable Pannavati, Venerable Pannadipa, and the rest of your group.

  • Sat, June 30th at Noon ET
  • Th, July 26 at 9 pm, ET
  • Sun, Aug 26 at 8pm ET

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Module 1 Year One
Unit 1 Lesson 1 – The Prison Of Life
Unit 2 Ānāpānasati, The Buddha’s Liberation Hack – Lesson 2
Unit 3 Wilderness in the Heart – Lesson 3
Unit 4 Dharma of Cultivation Pt. 1 – Lesson 4
Unit 5 Dharma of Cultivation Pt. 2 – Lesson 5
Unit 6 The 37 Factors of Awakening – Lesson 6
Unit 7 The 37 Practices of All Buddhas’ Sons – Lesson 7
Unit 8 Deranged Faculties – Lesson 8
Unit 9 The Four States of Awakening and the Four Fruits – Lesson 9
Unit 10 4 Stages and 4 Fruits of Attainment – Lesson 10
Module 2 Year Two
Unit 1 The Buddha's Teaching on Karma and the 31 Planes of Existence – Lesson 11
Unit 2 The 5 Major and 5 Minor Vidyas – Lesson 12
Unit 3 To study Buddhism is to Study Ourselves – Lesson 13
Unit 4 In What Sense is Insight a Power – Lesson 14
Unit 5 Heartwood of the Bodhi Tree – Lesson 15
Unit 6 Applied Spirituality as Adapted from Swami Agnivesh – Lesson 16
Unit 7 Right Livelihood and Buddhist Economics – Lesson 17
Unit 8 Comparative Religion/Spiritual Ethics – Lesson 18
Unit 9 How to Start and Build a Sangha, or guidance on another self-chosen project – Lesson 19
Unit 10 Drive All Blames Into One – Lesson 20