- Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center
- 159 Osceola Rd. Hendersonville, NC
- Jul 25 - 29, 2018 (5 days)
- $363.00 - Residential 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. $276.00 - Commuter Option plus dana (offered at the end of the…
Buddhist practice is the process of identifying the numerous ways that we fill our minds with discontent and confusion – and replacing them with mental clarity and joy. Bhante Suddhāso, a monk trained in both Theravāda and Soto Zen, will be coming to lead us on an exploration of various techniques for uncovering our innate bliss. Knowledgeable, joyful and clear, he brings the original Dharma in contemporary language. Bhante engages his retreatants and enjoys dialogue and questions. He especially appeals to young adults 20 to 50. However, this retreat is suitable for all ages, beginner to advanced.
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.