• $25.00 – • 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: 10:00am - 3:00pm in Main Dharma Hall

Location: Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center

Address: 159 Oscelola Rd Hendersonville, NC

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Social and Communal Harmony (Part 1)

with Venerable Pannavati

November 16, 2019

This is a day long retreat for local sangha on Social and Communal Harmony covering material in chapters 1-6.


Venerable Pannavati
Venerable Pannavati, a former Christian pastor, is co-founder and co-Abbot of Embracing-Simplicity Hermitage and meditation center; Co-Director of Heartwood Refuge and President of the Treasure Human Life Foundation. A black, female Buddhist monk ordained in the Theravada, Chan, and Mahayana traditions with Vajrayana empowerments and transmission from Roshi Bernie Glassman of Zen Peacemakers, she is both contemplative and empowered for compassionate service.  Venerable Pannavati is also a current disciple of Zhaxi Zhouma Rimpoche. An international teacher, she advocates on behalf of dis-empowered women and youth globally, and insists on equality and respect in Buddhist life for both female monastics and lay…
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