Calm and Insight – 12 Day Meditation Retreat
- Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center
- 159 Osceola Rd. Hendersonville NC 28739
- Dec 20, 2018 - Jan 1, 2019 (13 days)
- $1,075.00 - Residential Stayplus dana (offered at the end of the retreat) to the teacher and to Heartwood. You can read more about the practice of dana here.
This is not a typical western retreat. Over 12 days we will examine the 40 meditation subjects/objects carried down through the Theravadan lineage and learn how to use them. All can suppress the five hindrances allowing one to pursue wisdom, some can be used as antidotes to abandon discursive thought, some lead to access concentration or one of the four jhanas. Realization of all four jhanas can be induced through two of them. In addition, the Pali commentaries provide guidelines for suggesting meditation subjects based on one’s general temperament. And, it is remarkable that today’s technology, science and physics verify the veracity of many of the Buddha’s teaching in regard to direct knowledge that can be attained through right concentration. Samahita Thero will be showing the correlation between these modern scientific thoughts and proof on many subjects. If you’ve been wanting to take your practice to the next level, get to this retreat!
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.