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Thursday ~ Dharma Contemplations Via Zoom

with Venerable Pannadipa and Venerable Pannavati

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On Thursdays, rather than a Dharma talk, together as a peer group, we examine a short saying, exploring its meaning, how it affects us … and we agree to reflect on it throughout the week, noticing how we can go deeper and deeper in its implications for increasing wisdom and compassion in daily life! This is a way to increase our concentration, mindfulness of bodily feeling and investigation of mental states during meditation; and will encourage effortless application of skillfulness in thoughts, words, and deeds in real time (off the pillow).

Heartwood Refuge is inviting you to register for the scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Dharma Contemplations Zoom Meeting
Time: 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)




Venerable Pannadipa
Bhikkhu Pannadipa, founding Co-Abbot of Embracing Simplicity Hermitage, ordained in the Theravada and Mahayana (Chan) traditions. A former Taoist monk and an initiated yogi, he taught Tien Shen Pai Kung Fu, qigong, Tai Chi and Fitness for more than 25 years. As meditation counselor of the Hermitage,  his finely honed skills add unspeakable depth to a practitioner’s experience. Powerfully present with penetrating awareness, he guides meditators towards jhanic attainment, teaching them how to use this empowerment in all circumstances of practical life. In addition, he has extensive experience assisting in the transition from this life to the next for both…
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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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