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 humans and animals. Ven. Pannadipa leads Theravada Dharma Talks and Meditation, Qigong and Tai Chi. For times and days, please see the Weekly Activities.
Events with Venerable Pannadipa
January 1, 2018
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…
May 5, 2020
Book Study (instructions/meditation/Q&A) with the Venerable Pannadipa, The study has been moved from facebook to allow for cross dialogue and understanding of our study. Tuesday Dharma classes based on Ajhan Brahm’s book Mindfulness Bliss and Beyond. Currently on Chapter 10 All are welcome.
December 4, 2020
Open only to students in ministerial program