• $997.00 – 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.

$250 deposit saves your spot when you register early. The balance will be charged in two payments - $250 two months before the retreat, and the final balance one month before the retreat.

Date & Time Details: Opening Day: check in is between 2-5pm, 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:
Retreat Manager
retreat@heartwoodrefuge.org
828-356-5568

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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Jhana Retreat

with Mary Aubry

November 5 - 15, 2020

This retreat will emphasize the application of the Jhanas (Meditative Absorptions) as part of a regular sitting practice, in the tradition of Leigh Brasington and his teacher Ayya Khema.  The Jhanas are a method of one-pointed concentration taught in the Theravadan Buddhist tradition. The retreat will be held in Noble Silence and will focus on teaching the Jhanas for the purpose of enhancing insight practice.  Several topics for insight practice will be discussed, including Dependent Origination and Emptiness.  Mary will offer instructions, dharma talks, and interviews.  Each day will include periods of sitting meditation, walking meditation, lovingkindness meditation, and Q&A.  This retreat is for experienced meditators with prior retreat experience.  A regular sitting practice is required.

Leader

Mary Aubry
Mary Aubry began meditating in the insight (mindfulness) tradition and attending insight meditation retreats in 1993. She graduated from the Community Dharma Leadership program co-sponsored by the Spirit Rock Meditation Center and the Insight Meditation Society in 2012. Tara Brach authorized her to teach residential silent meditation retreats in 2012, and Leigh Brasington authorized her to teach jhana retreats in 2016. Other than Tara and Leigh, her primary teachers have included Joseph Goldstein, Bhikkhu Analayo, and Rodney Smith. In 2014-15, Mary co-taught a year-long program in Washington, D.C., on Aging, Illness, and Dying. Mary teaches meditation retreats nationally and internationally…
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