Awakening the Wild Heart - Insight Meditation Retreat with Andrew Chapman, LMSW and Mikey Noechel, MS

May 22 - 25, 2020

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$304.00 – Residential Stay
plus dana (offered at the end of the retreat) to the teacher and to Heartwood. You can read more about the practice of dana here.

DATE & TIME DETAILS: Opening Day: check in is between 3-5pm, with orientation at 5:30pm and supper at 6pm. Closing Day: ends at 11am.

LOCATION: Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center

ADDRESS: 159 Osceola Rd Hendersonville, NC 28739

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CANCELLATION POLICY: All retreats are non-refundable. We understand that unexpected events arise. In this case, you may use your payment as credit for future Heartwood offerings.

ROOM ASSIGNMENTS: Rooms 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.

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The Buddha taught that the seeds of awakening are deeply rooted in the hearts and minds of every human being. However, it is only through the intentional cultivation of these seeds—generosity, ethical living, and mindfulness—and the uprooting of greed, hatred, and delusion that we can begin to harvest the fruits of our awakened heart.

In retreat, through careful and sustained mindfulness, we experience for ourselves the ever-changing flow of the mind-body process. Meditation is the vehicle through which we develop the clarity and compassion needed to accept more fully the pleasure and pain, fear and joy, sadness and happiness that life inevitably brings. As insight deepens, we develop greater equanimity and peace in the face of change—we develop a capacity to meet each arising and passing moment with a deep abiding curiosity, compassion, and wisdom.

This retreat will be held in noble silence, with designated times for group interviews to support your practice. There will be daily periods of meditation instructions, Dharma talks, mindful movement, as well as silent sitting and walking meditation.

This retreat is suitable for both beginning and experienced meditators.

Don Givens