Courage to Care: The Dharma in Family Recovery

  • Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center
  • 159 Osceola Rd Hendersonville, NC 28739
  • Apr 12 - 14, 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.

About us

How do we love enough to let go of relatives and friends caught in the grip of craving and attachment? How do we abandon clinging while keeping our hearts open to love? We gather in this retreat to contemplate these and other matters via the practice of meditation and study of the teachings of the Buddha. While there will be generous segments of the weekend given to discussion and fellowship, we will undertake the practice of Noble Silence for periods of time so that we may reclaim silence as a means of communion, rather than the isolation or fear present in the silence of too many families.

Acharya Christie Bates (Passatininna) brings over 30 years of family recovery and spiritual practice to the experience of this retreat. It is appropriate for any practitioner wishing to heal wounds that are an inevitable part of family attachments, as well as wounds particular to the experience of having loved ones who struggle with addiction or other chronic illness.


Venue Highlights

Heartwood’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.

Amenities

  • Free Wifi
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Fitness Center
  • Yoga Studio

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Nut Free

Menu/Cuisine

Three 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.

Accommodations

Rooms 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.

Directions

Heartwood 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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Courage to Care: The Dharma in Family Recovery

at Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center

  • Apr 12, 2019 - Apr 14, 2019 (3 days)

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Why Retreat?

We asked people why they go on retreat, here's what they said:

It would my first vacation in the mountains. I think getting away and beginning a new routine would be good for me and a friend. Dianne
 

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We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.

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