Dharma In Everyday Life
- Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center
- 159 Osceola Rd. Hendersonville, NC
- Sep 20 - 23, 2018 (4 days)
- $274.00 - 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.
Do you desire to have a more regular meditation practice? Are there times
when your practice seems to take a back seat amongst the busy-ness of
everyday life? We all seek to live wisely and with loving-kindness and we
all experience fear, anger, confusion, grasping, body pain and mental
agitation. We want to shine out with love, but we lose ourselves in the
darkness and feel cut off from the essence of ourselves. During this retreat
there will be instruction in Vipassana (Insight) Meditation, heart-centered
meditations, dharma talks, chanting from various traditions, optional yoga,
and individual meetings when requested. Dharma discussion will focus on
the application of these practices in our daily lives helping our Inner Light to
remain accessible, especially in times of difficulty and challenge.
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.