A Weekend of Offerings from The Venerable Pannavati

  • 12 Apr 2024
  • 14 Apr 2024
  • Unity of Charlottesville 2825 Hydraulic Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22901


  • Covers venue rental fees
  • Covers venue rental + a donation to the IMCC general fund
  • Covers rental fees + a $25 donation to the IMCC general fund

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What Do You Do When The Life Rafts Are Burning?

A Weekend of Offerings from The Venerable Pannavati

It’s not the “outside” world that needs healing. That is merely a reflection of our own minds. Reconciliation requires an individual fearlessness to move beyond the story in order to create a new reality. The Buddha would often share stories with his closest disciples beginning with “When I was just an unenlightened Bodhisattva….”

This tells us two things:

1) we can aspire to be a bodhisattva even with whatever feelings we are experiencing right now, and

2) that we cultivate ourselves by saving others. This is our true practice. What do you do when the life rafts are burning?

  • Friday April 12 - 7 pm - 8:30 pm - Talk by Pannavati - Free & Open to All
  • Saturday April 13 - 9 am - 4 pm - Day long retreat, requires paid registration, scholarships available. There will be light snacks, water, and tea available at Saturday’s retreat. Pack your lunch to supplement.
  • Sunday April 14 - 10:30 am Church service at Unity with a sermon by Pannavati, Free & Open to All

    Venerable Pannavati

    Venerable Pannavati, Maha Theri is a former Christian pastor, uniquely ordained in both Theravada and Mahayana traditions. She is also a Vajrayana teacher. Particularly inspired by her final lineage master, she offers authorized esoteric lineage teachings, empowerments and activities using skillful means. She is co-founder of Heartwood Refuge, an intentional monastic and lay residential community; Correct Cultivation Learning from Buddha Academy, and Embracing Simplicity Hermitage monastic order. Venerable also serves on Buddhist and inter-spiritual leadership boards, internationally, having retired from decades of active work in humanitarian projects advocating and serving women’s advancement, education for Dalits (India’s Untouchables) and full ordination for female monks.

    Retreat participants will have the opportunity to give dana, or a generous donation from the heart, to the Venerable Pannavati at the retreat. Dana is separate from the registration fee, which covers rental and operating costs.

    There will be light snacks, water, and tea available on Saturday. Pack your lunch to supplement.

    Scholarships are available for those with financial need. Contact opsdirector@imeditation.org for more information about scholarships.

    If you are interested in volunteering at this event, contact opsdirector@imeditation.org

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