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138 Joel Wright Dr, South Park Plaza

Hendersonville, NC 28792

**ALL MAIL TO: PO Box 1838, Hendersonville NC 28793**


Dhamma and Meditation Schedule


        10:15-10:45 am silent meditation only

        11:00 am - 12:30 pm

      Tuesday and Thursday  

       11 am – Noon

  • Buddhist Studies
  • Dhamma Teachings
  • Mindfulness Meditation
  • Interfaith Discussions


for info or directions call 828-338-2665 or click on

Travel to the Hermitage

           Inclement weather policy

           We follow Henderson county schools policy:

           the center is closed when schools are closed

           or delayed opening                                                            

Special offerings at ESH - Save the dates

Venerable Pannavati will be offering a series of meditations and sadhanas before the regular dharma gathering this spring and summer, one each month. Sadhanas are chanted or sung prayer and blessing ceremonies to arouse gratitude, appreciation, compassion, power, personal transformation and liberation in our own mindstreams. Each ceremony will allow for a 15 minute explanation and is half an hour in length. You may participate or simply observe. If you want to awaken or boost your spiritual connection to universal understanding and power, please attend. Below are the offerings for April, May and June!
     Guided mindfulness of breathing meditation
            Sunday, April 26, 2915 at 10:15

Training yogis in how to practice a meditation that will lead to the stilling of the monkey mind, and foster a mental state conducive to
clarity, well being and sense of expanded interconnectedness.

     Homage to the Buddha, a sadhana of veneration
                Sunday, May 3, 2015 10:15am

     (in lieu of usual 10:15 pre-dharma talk sitting)

A prayer and blessing ceremony to arouse gratitude for the Buddha and his precious, liberating teachings. It does nothing for the Buddha, but it does open our hearts and minds to receive, deeply appreciate and activate sublime qualities of being that lead to
personal transformation and release. It is a sung participatory prayer of thanksgiving that offers inspiration and healing for the confused mind and hard heart.
Sweet Gate of Nectar, a sadhana of compassion
                   Sunday, June 28, 2015

  (in lieu of usual 10:15 pre-dharma talk sitting)

Offering symbolic sustenance, mental relief, encouragement and respite to hungry ghosts and hurting hearts. Come with an open mind and expect to connect with your own Buddha nature--find your capacity to hear the cries of the world and respond with compassion and power!


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at the Dhamma/Meditation Center:

Tai Chi classes

with Ven. Pannadipa

Sundays 8:00 am - 9:30 am

Needlework and Fellowship

"Sit n' Stitch"

1:00 - 3:00 pm

2nd and 4th Wednesdays each month

    Meet with other needlework aficianados,

    work on your current project, learn "how-to,"

    visit and exchange ideas and helpful 



Daily Schedules, Classes, Events

Pannavati's and Pannadipa's calendar 2015

Bearing Witness Retreats in Tamil Nadu, India

Special Events in the History of Embracing Simplicity Hermitage

Practitioners on the noble path taking vows


Pannavati ordaining nuns in Thailand    


Pannavati's "Bearing Witness" Mission in India


Dedication of the finished well in India December 2014  


Embracing Simplicity Hermitage

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