Chambers of the Heart: Abiding in Freedom from Compassion Fatigue
- Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center
- 159 Osceola Rd Hendersonville, NC 28739
- Apr 4 - 8, 2018 (5 days)
- $356.00 - 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. $276.00 - plus dana (offered at the end of the retreat) to the teacher and to…
Single rooms are issued based on availability, and are on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Just as we have four chambers of the heart, we have four essential heart qualities that can help us face and metabolize experience. They are known as the Divine Abodes ~ lovingkindness, compassion, altruistic joy, equanimity We can practice so that in daily grind of working to relieve and eliminate suffering, the Abodes are actually nourished and strengthened, not depleted or crushed.
This retreat is for everyone, especially those rendering service to others on a regular basis. Whether in a weekly volunteer capacity, working 40+ hours a week, or providing care to a loved one at home, you can learn how not to succumb to compassion fatigue. You can use your service to awaken and develop the chambers of the heart that offer you shelter in the midst of it all. Come energize and refuel in community with others who share your passion for caring, and allow yourself to be cared for here.
Venue HighlightsHeartwood’s facilities include a historic thirty-room Victorian-era mansion, and additional thirty adjoining courtyard rooms. Three meditation halls and a commercial kitchen are designed to support short-term and long-term retreats, conferences, and workshops. Quiet spaces indoors and out invite contemplation and conversation. Our goal is to nurture all aspects of one’s being.
- Air Conditioning in Rooms
- Free Parking
- Gluten Free
Menu/CuisineThree delicious vegetarian meals per day are offered; there are always vegan and gluten free options served for those with dietary restrictions. You are also welcome to bring a snack to share if you wish.
Breakfast typically includes cereal, hard-boiled eggs, fruit, bread, and rice cakes. Coffee is served at breakfast only. Lunch, which is the main meal of the day, consists of a protein, a grain, vegetables, and salad. A light supper of soup, with either salad or fruit, as well as some surprises, is offered each evening.
AccommodationsRooms 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. For your convenience, Heartwood provides bed linens, blankets, and towels. All rooms, whether double or single, have an en-suite bathroom.
DirectionsHeartwood is located at 159 Osceola Rd, Hendersonville NC 28739. We are approximately 20 minutes from the Asheville NC airport, and 2 hours from the Charlotte NC airport.
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