• $304.00 – 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.
  • $108.00 – Commuter 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.

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Date & Time Details: Opening Day: check in is between 3-5:30 PM, Orientation will start promptly at 5:45 PM. Dinner will be served at 6:00 PM. Closing Day: ends at 11 AM.

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

Donation Options: Support Heartwood's Ongoing Renovation. Please consider making an additional donation now to help support the major renovations that have been undertaken at Heartwood and that are still ongoing. These renovations are what make Heartwood a comfortable and supportive container for practice.

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The Liberating Teachings of the Buddha~ Retreat Scholarship Eligible

with Annie Nugent

May 6 - 9, 2021

The purpose of the Buddha’s teachings is to show us how to be truly happy  by using the tools of mindfulness and clear understanding to reveal the unskillful tendencies  of mind that keep us bound to suffering.

Joy arises for us when we realize, through our direct experience,  that it  is possible for transformation to come about.

This silent  retreat is an invitation to explore the depth of the teachings  in this formal setting as wisdom and compassion is cultivated, allowing these qualities to come to the fore  in the  midst of the fullness and vibrancy of daily life.

Leader

Annie Nugent
Annie has practiced in the Theravada and Tibetan traditions since 1979  under the guidance of a range of teachers including Sayadaw U Pandita, Tulku Akong Rinpoche, Sayadaw U Teijanea and various western teachers.   She was the resident teacher at the Insight Meditation Society from 1999-2003 and has  since been teaching elsewhere in America, including the annual IMS 3 month retreat and The Forest Refuge.  Her teaching style aims to reveal how our all aspects of our lives are opportunities  to develop a clear and direct understanding of the Truth.
Learn more about Annie Nugent