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Ven. Dr. Pannavati-Karuna & Ven. Pannadipa

DEVELOPING INSIGHT INTO POWER

JUN 15 - 19, 2016
4 nights:
$160 deposit/$320 total
Plus Dana

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DEVELOPING INSIGHT INTO POWER

In what sense is insight a power? Understanding impermanence, it is not disappointed by expecting endurance! Knowing suffering, it is not excited, even when experiencing sense pleasure! Comprehending no-self, it is not deceived by an apparent, yet imaginary ego! Apprehending disgust, it is not obsessed by the delight of the adored object. Appreciating disillusion, it does not get addicted, when influenced by greed. Recognizing ceasing as peace, it does not get hooked on any form of arising. Realizing relinquishment, it is not perturbed by any panic induced by clinging! Insight does neither waver, nor hesitate, as if when blinded by ignorance. This penetrative comprehension is neither indecisive, nor ever vacillating as if when in serious doubt, or confused by uncertainty.
--Vism 703

In this retreat, we will not examine, but actually experience this passage of text. If you are ready to go beyond how to merely be happy with your "things" ...come and experience deeper self-transformation and awakening. Bring ear plugs, an eye mask, and an open mind!


Venerables Pannavati and Pannadipa Venerables Pannavati and Pannadipa are Co-Abbots of Embracing Simplicity Hermitage in Hendersonville, NC, and Spiritual Directors of Balsam Mountain Refuge, an intentional community in Balsam, NC. Venerable Pannavati is also a founding circle director of Sisters of Compassionate Wisdom, an international 21st century trans-lineage Buddhist order.

Ordained in both Theravada and Mahayana traditions, Venerables Pannavati and Pannadipa are known for clear and penetrating teachings, for the ability to assist yogis in deepening meditation and insight, and for compassionate service globally. Approachable and accessible, they offer individual pointing rather than a generalized approach, assisting each yogi. They advocate an egalitarian way of life for all regardless of race, class, gender, lifestyle preference, and monastic or lay experience; and they engage in humanitarian work and justice projects around the world. For more information, please visit www.BalsamRefuge.org.