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The Fruits of Meditation Practice with Venerable Pannavati


We don’t really make a shift from me to other; the shift is made for us in the cultivation of practice. It’s like being on the shore and entering the ocean. As you wade into the water, the action of the waves begins to take over, and soon your feet aren’t even touching the bottom as the current begins to lift you.
— Venerable Pannavati (Lion’s Roar, 2017)

The Fruits of Meditation Practice

Tuesday evening with Venerable Pannavati

Tuesday, March 27,2018, 6:30–8:00 pm

Please join our weekly meditation class on March 28 as our guest teacher, Venerable Pannavati, shares her insights on the fruits of a meditation practice.

  • Why is calm abiding meditation so important on the path? 
  • How can we take what is discovered on the cushion into our daily lives? 
  • What qualities arise from our time on the cushion?

As a female Buddhist monk ordained in the Theravada and Chan traditions, Venerable’s teachings emphasize the benefit of our practice – both on and off the cushion. Her Buddhist name, Pannavati, roughly translates as “wise woman”. In this teaching, this wise woman will be sharing her vast experience and insights with her lucky students!

About Venerable Pannavati

A former Christian pastor, Venerable Pannavati, is co-founder and co-Abbot of Embracing-Simplicity Hermitage and Co-Director of Heartwood Refuge, a new intentional community, and residential retreat and conference center in Hendersonville, NC. She is president of the Treasure Human Life Foundation. A black, female Buddhist monk ordained in the Theravada and Chan traditions, she remains a disciple of Great Master Kuang Seng, continues Vajrayana empowerments and teachings with beloved Rinpoche Zhaxi Zhouma and received transmission from Roshi Bernie Glassman of Zen Peacemaker. Pannavati is both contemplative and empowered for compassionate service. She conducts retreats nationally at over 50 centers and churches each year sharing living truths that are deep, yet apprehendable. She advises the cultivation of both wisdom and compassionate action. She believes is it fine to sit in temples and meditate and pray when things are good; when they are not, we are compelled to get off our pillows and do something.

Let our actions line up with our intentions.

Teacher’s Gift

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