The Five Bundles of Clinging
About This Event
The Five Bundles or Khandhas are known as "the most frequent teaching." This simple & powerful analysis of human experience is used in two primary ways. First, they are the stuff out of which we fabricate ourselves, which makes them the core of suffering. Second, in response to the first inquiry, they are scrutinized to see their deeper nature so that they're no longer concocted into "me" and "mine." In this teaching, we find the four ennobling truths, dependent co-arising, emptiness, and the middle way. The core teachings of Buddhism are all found in insightful inquiry of the five bundles of egoistic existence.
This workshop will explore the basic Five Aggregates teachings as found in the early record. We will then explore their practical uses, thus seeing their role in the manufacture of suffering, their concocted and empty nature, and how they quench in mindful peace. Our objective is to apply mindfulness and insight to this heart of the human dilemma, both in meditation and quotidian life.
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.
- A/C 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.
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.
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Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center – North Carolina, USA North Carolina, USAFeb 1 - Mar 1, 2020 (30 days)