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Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center, Hendersonville, NC

Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center, Hendersonville, NC
self guided retreat retreat center
11/30/18 2:23 PM
  • Name of Center: Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center
  • Address: 159 Osceola Road, Hendersonville, NC 28739
  • Phone Number: 828-356-5568
  • Website:
  • Contact Email:
  • Tradition(s): Buddhist, multi-lineage
  • Technique(s): varies by retreat/teacher
  • Teacher(s): Ven. Pannavati, Ven. Pannadipa, various guest teachers
  • Cost: Group Retreat: varies, Self Directed Retreat: $89/night up to $1500, $1200 for second consecutive month, $900 for all subsequent consecutives months 
  • Accommodations: thirty-room Victorian-era mansion with additional thirty adjoining courtyard rooms, all with private bathrooms
  • Facilities: three meditation halls, a library, kitchen, dining room, community room
  • Physical Setting: property located in a neighborhood setting
  • Food (Vegetarian/Vegan/etc.): vegetarian
  • Retreat Length(s): varies
  • Typical Schedule: varies
  • Issues of Taboos around attainment, real practice, disclosing insights, etc.: none known
  • Issues of Rites/Rituals: none known
  • Issues of Proper Dress: none known
  • Issues of Etiquette: none known
  • Issues of Language: none known
  • Health Issues: none known
  • Logistical Issues: environment possibly not as quiet as some given the neighborhood setting, but on the positive side it is NOT dangling off the side of a mountain
  • Strengths: NOT dangling off the side of a mountain, very wise and friendly residing Co-Abbots, group retreats with amazing teachers at very affordable prices, options for self-directed retreats
  • Weaknesses: environment possibly not as quiet as some given the neighborhood setting
  • Other Comments: none
  • Overall Impression: great place and a wonderful value for short and long-term practice
  • Worthy of recommendation on the Dharma Overground? definitely
  • Name of Person Reviewing the Center: Landon Castleman