• $180.00 – Zoom Option
    plus dana (offered at the end of the retreat) to the teacher and to Heartwood. You can read more about the practice of dana here.

Date & Time Details: Participants will receive the Zoom link via email

Location: Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center

Address: 159 Osceola Rd Hendersonville, NC 28739


Cancellation Policy: As a dana-based, volunteer-based center, we are unable to provide refunds. At this time, all retreats are non-refundable. We understand that emergency circumstances arise. In this case, please submit in writing to explain the nature of the emergency circumstances to the retreat manager at retreat@heartwoodrefuge.org to secure a credit for future Heartwood offerings.

Room Assignments: All rooms are single-occupancy at this time and until further notice, due to the need for social distancing.

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The Heart’s True Refuge: Finding Freedom in Compassionate Presence ~ Zoom Online ~ Scholarship Eligible

with Lisa Ernst

June 23 - 27, 2021

True refuge is turning toward our experience and finding freedom even amidst the uncertainties of life. This retreat will provide time to give our hearts and minds a reset during these challenging and uncertain times. Through the refuges of wisdom, compassion and community, we will cultivate a quality of kind awareness that embraces our joys and sorrows with equanimity and insight. Through mindfulness, lovingkindness and insight practices, we will begin to dissolve the illusion of separation and taste the joy of interconnectedness with all things.

This retreat is appropriate for all levels of experience. It will include periods of sitting and walking meditation, daily instructions and dharma talks, q&a and optional small group or private meetings with the teacher. 


Lisa Ernst
Lisa Ernst is a meditation teacher in the Thai Forest/Spirit Rock lineage of Ajahn Chah, Jack Kornfield and Trudy Goodman. She emphasizes both transformational insight and everyday awakening as an invitation to embrace all of the path’s possibilities. Lisa is the founder of One Dharma Nashville and she leads classes and retreats nationally as well as Buddhist tours of India. She is a visiting teacher at Spirit Rock meditation Center in Woodacre, CA.
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