Ven. Pannavati – Guest Teacher at IMCC
- Tuesday, June 17, 7:30-9pm
Venerable Dr. Pannavati, a former Christian pastor, is co-founder and co-Abbot of Embracing Simplicity Hermitage Hendersonville, NC. She is a Buddhist monk ordained in the Theravada and Mahayana traditions and known for her work with homeless youth in Appalachia and her ministry to the "untouchables" in India.
Ven. Pannavati, who was a guest teacher last June, returns to IMCC to speak of going inward to understand the roots of the painful separations we feel.
As she has written, "We have divisions of power and privilege in our own hearts and minds that out-picture into the world. Re-imaging the world requires an internal paradigm shift. Understanding how we got to this place in consciousness and how to uproot what we deeply wish to abandon is the challenge.”
Abiding in compassion for ourselves and all beings, we are changed, and the process equips us with the skillfulness to positively impact all beings - in our community and in the world.
Free admission on Tues, June 17th - dana (generosity; donation) is greatly appreciated.
Note: VEN. PANNAVATI WILL ALSO LEAD A DAYLONG RETREAT ON SAT, JUNE 21, FROM 9-4PM.
PLEASE REGISTER ONLINE (www.imeditation.org) FOR THE DAYLONG....AN OPPORTUNITY TO SIT WITH THIS REMARKABLE TEACHER.