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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

at the Center, 138 Joel Wright Dr.


        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                                                            


Dedication of the finished well in India

December 2014





                       Pannavati ordaining nuns in Thailand    


                 Practitioners on the noble path taking vows at

                  Embracing Simplicity Hermitage

                  Dhamma/Meditation Center

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***Current and Upcoming Events***

at the Dhamma/Meditation Center:


With Ven. Pannadipa

Sundays,  9:00– 10:15 am, before the Sunday services. NOTE – THIS IS A NEW TIME

We hope this will be a more convenient time for you to join Ven. Pannadipa for this exercise in moving meditation. No experience necessary – beginners are most welcome!! We look forward to seeing you there.



Sundays, 10-15 – 10:45 am (silent meditation only – enter quietly)


Needlework and Fellowship

2nd and 4th Wednesdays, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Meet with other needlework aficionados, work on your current project, learn “how-to,” visit and exchange ideas and helpful information. You don’t need to have a needlework project to just come and enjoy the fellowship



Sangha supporters met to discuss ways to improve our means of support for the Venerables as well as each other.  If you want to help out please respond via e-mail to Acharya Jetu (Larry Johnson) on how you would like to participate. A partial list of volunteer positions follows:

  • Facility Maintenance Coordinator – oversees the maintenance of the meditation center (primarily cleaning) and oversees monthly cleaning detail.   
  • Special Event/Activity Coordinators – This is for those supporters who have an idea that they would like to present to the Sangha and/or community. You oversee the event with the aid of the…
  • Special Event/Activity Assistants – Assist the Special Event/Activity Coordinators
  • Sangha Supplies Coordinator – Maintains the supply list and sees that needed supplies are posted in the Meditation Center.  
  • Supply Purchases – Individuals select items from the posted Supplies Needed list to purchase. Put your name on the sheet beside the item and indicate the date it will be provided. Note – it is the responsibility of the Sangha to provide the necessary supplies. Please volunteer to provide  those items that you can afford.
  • Librarian – Provides for the upkeep of the library. Check on status of loaned out library materials. Responsible for resourcing and ordering free books to replenish stock.
  • Media Assistants – Write articles for the newsletter and make post to the Embracing Simplicity Hermitage Facebook page. Articles and postings are sent for review by Ven. Pannavati before being made public.
  • Audio-Visual Assistants – Record Dhamma talks and make them ready for transmission via internet. 
  • Greeter Assistants – Greet people coming to the meditation center during scheduled Dhamma talks after receiving training from Greeter Coordinator Marcia Burns.  This is a very important activity of the Sangha and extremely important for Sangha-building. 



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