Fri, Jul 31 | Zoom link will be provided

Awakening Body, Speech, and Mind with The Venerable Pannavati Bhikkhuni

July 31 – August 2, 2020 | Calm the mind, open the heart, embrace the moment - sounds simple enough that we should be able to do it, right?
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Awakening Body, Speech, and Mind with The Venerable Pannavati Bhikkhuni

Time & Location

Jul 31, 2020, 6:30 PM CDT – Aug 02, 2020, 10:30 AM CDT
Zoom link will be provided

About the Event

This online retreat for the Flowering Lotus community will be a powerful exploration of the ways in which Buddhist teachings can help us to transform ourselves into something beautiful.

These times are financially difficult for many of us – for Flowering Lotus and, we understand, for many members of our sangha. We ask that you support Flowering Lotus and those whose needs are greater by registering at the highest level ($75, $50, $25) with which you feel comfortable. All are welcome to participate, regardless of ability to pay. If you are unable to pay the minimum $25 registration, check “Scholarship” below, and no payment will be required. We encourage scholarship recipients to make a dana contribution in any amount, at the online event. NOTE: registration fee does not include any contribution to the teacher. You will have the opportunity to make a dana contribution at the online retreat.

About The Retreat

Calm the mind, open the heart, embrace the moment - sounds simple enough that we should be able to do it, right? The truth is, a deep wish for and cultivation of the paramitas – sublime qualities of being – are the only sure basis of all inner freedom and outer accomplishment. It is the quick path. 

In this retreat, we will be introduced to the attitudes, qualities, and actions that promote true contentment, acceptance of ourselves and others, and offer a capacity to be without fear and anxiety despite what may be happening around us. 

So during this retreat, our mindfulness meditations will be directed toward arousing and becoming joined with these perfections of character: determination, truthfulness, generosity, virtue, patience, renunciation, persistence (energy), goodwill, and equanimity, taking them back home in our hearts to perfect. 

Get ready to exhale!

Teacher Bio: 

The Venerable Pannavati Bhikkhuni (“Pannavati”) is the Spiritual Director of Flowering Lotus. She has taught numerous Flowering Lotus retreats over the past decade and is one of our most beloved and popular teachers. 

Pannavati is a Yogini, a former Christian Pastor, the Founding Co-Abbot of Embracing Simplicity Hermitage, and Founding Director of the Sisters of Compassionate Wisdom. She is ordained in the Theravada, Chan, and Mahayana traditions with Vajrayana empowerments and transmission from Roshi Bernie Glassman of Zen Peacemakers. American Buddhist Women magazine says that Pannavati is “a Theravada nun who deliberately walks the way of the bodhisattva.”

An international teacher who advocates on behalf of disempowered women and youth globally, and insists on equality and respect in Buddhist life for both female monastics and lay sangha — she is both contemplative and empowered for compassionate service. 

For additional information about this remarkable teacher and being, please refer to the volumes of talks, interviews, and articles about her, some of which are linked below.

Teacher Professional and Social Links:

Heartwood Refuge, retreat center and residential community founded by Pannavati in Hendersonville, NC: 

https://www.heartwoodrefuge.org/

Pannavati wins 2016 Global Bikkhuni Award, American Buddhist Women:**

https://americanbuddhistwomen.com/pannavati.html

Pannavati Dharma Talks on DharmaSeed:

https://dharmaseed.org/teacher/441/

Pannavati articles in Lion’s Roar:

https://www.lionsroar.com/author/venerable-pannavati/

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact: 

Beth Herzig

Retreat Director

floweringlotusms@gmail.com

601-918-8510

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