- Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center
- 159 Osceola Rd Hendersonville, NC 28739
- Apr 26 - 28, 2019 (3 days)
- $205.00 - 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.
Dalai Lama: “The purpose of life is to be happy.”
Sometimes in Mindfulness or Buddhist practice, one gets the impression that you shouldn’t enjoy “joy” or “beauty”. There is nothing further from the truth!
Insight/Vipassana meditation practice is actually a path that cultivates genuine happiness.
With retreat practice and amidst the silent beauty, you will practice cultivating a deep acceptance of things as they are, underneath which is a deep current of peace and joy. The whole weekend’s activities will be designed to support you in discovering your “natural joy” – the joy that is your birthright.
Join AIM’s founder and guiding teacher – Ronya Banks at the beautiful and private Heartwood Refuge & Retreat Center for a wonderful weekend meditation 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.