Ven. Pannadipa Bhikkhu

About us

 Venerable Pannadipa  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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Reconnecting with basic goodness in an environment of people who share a vision for a better society. Wimberly

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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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