Ven. Pannavati Bhikkhuni

About The Teacher

Venerables Pannavati  is  the abbot of Embracing Simplicity Hermitage and spiritual directors of Heartwood Refuge, a non-sectarian Buddhist residential community and retreat center in Hendersonville NC. They guide a local sangha, offer an international teacher training program and engage in advocacy and hands-on ministry to relieve human suffering, globally.


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