• $403.00 – Residential Stay
    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.
  • $307.00 – Commuter Option
    Commuters attend the full retreat, including lunch and dinner, but are not provided with overnight accommodations or breakfast. It is important to note that by registering as a commuter, you agree to attend the entire retreat and to arrive and depart at the scheduled time each day. Your presence is important, as having retreatants come and go or miss sessions can disrupt the container created by group practice. dana (offered at the end of the retreat) to the teacher and to Heartwood. You can read more about the practice of dana here.

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Date & Time Details: Opening Day: check in is between 3-5pm, with orientation at 5:30pm and supper at 6pm. Closing Day: ends at 11am.

Location: Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center

Address: 159 Osceola Rd Hendersonville, NC 28739

Contact:
Clear Grace
retreat@heartwoodrefuge.org828-356-5568

Cancellation Policy: View Here

Room Assignments: Rooms are double-occupancy. Depending on the number of retreatants, if single rooms are available, we assign them in order of registration to those who registered earliest.

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The Five Bundles of Clinging~ Retreat Scholarship Eligible

with Santikaro

August 19 - 23, 2020

The Five Bundles or Khandhas are known as “the most frequent teaching.” This simple & powerful analysis of human experience is used in two primary ways. First, they are the stuff out of which we fabricate ourselves, which makes them the core of suffering. Second, in response to the first inquiry, they are scrutinized to see their deeper nature so that they’re no longer concocted into “me” and “mine.” In this teaching, we find the four ennobling truths, dependent co-arising, emptiness, and the middle way. The core teachings of Buddhism are all found in insightful inquiry of the five bundles of egoistic existence.

This workshop will explore the basic Five Aggregates teachings as found in the early record. We will then explore their practical uses, thus seeing their role in the manufacture of suffering, their concocted and empty nature, and how they quench in mindful peace. Our objective is to apply mindfulness and insight to this heart of the human dilemma, both in meditation and quotidian life.

Leader

Santikaro
Santikaro and his partner Jo Marie are caretakers at Liberation Park in southwest Wisconsin, where he is also the guiding teacher. There, he guides students of Buddha-Dhamma and meditators in their cultivation of the noble eightfold path. He teaches actively around the Midwest and further a field, leads retreats, and encourages study groups. His Dhamma roots are at Suan Mokkh, the Southern Thai monastery of Buddhadasa Bhikkhu, where he lived for 14 years, and his Dhamma understanding is grounded in the teachings of Early Buddhism. When he has the time and energy, he also contributes to work for social justice…
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