What is Cultivation? Training and Seminar
- Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center
- 159 Osceola Rd. Hendersonville, NC
- Apr 13, 2019 (1 day)
- Cost: Dana (donation), study booklet available for purchase.
About This Event
If you are serious about your practice, join us for a profound discourse and discussion. This Chinese Master says merely studying Buddhism is not cultivation. We must cultivate the mind and action of a Buddha to become a Buddha! We will learn the eight fundamental right views and receive instructions for practicing the two sets of seven branch bodhicitta dharma: the Dharma for Great Compassion for All Living Beings as My Mother Bodhicitta and the Dharma of Bodhisattva Correspondence Bodhicitta.
Cost: Dana, study booklet available for purchase. Classes begin with 15 minutes of chanting!
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.
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.
- 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.