The Power of Compassion with Ven. Pannavati

Steady your heart, cultivate wise actions


The Interdependence Project
28 W 27th St, Ste 704 Between Broadway and 6th Avenue
New York, NY 10001
United States


Sat, 9/16/2017, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sun, 9/17/2017, 10:00am - 2:00pm


Saturday September 16, 10am - 5pm
Sunday September 17, 10am - 2pm
IDP is so glad to welcome dear teacher and friend back to NYC for a weekend retreat.  A steady mind and an open heart are required to make wise and loving decisions for ourselves and others. Ven. Dr. Pannavati has designed this practice-based weekend to support wise action through a deep cultivation of compassion and mindfulness.
As a leader in the vanguard of socially engaged Buddhism, Ven. Dr. Pannavati is uniquely qualified to guide contemporary students with an interest in living harmoniously for the benefit of all beings. The weekend will include periods of meditation, discourse and discussion, and song.
This is an all-levels retreat.  Beginners as well as more experienced are welcome.  No experience with meditation or Buddhism is necessary.
Ven. Dr. Pannavati, former Christian pastor, is co-founder and co-Abbot of Embracing-Simplicity Hermitage in Hendersonville, NC. A black, female Buddhist monk ordained in the Theravada and Mahayana traditions with Vajrayana empowerments and transmission from Roshi Bernie Glassman of Zen Peacemakers, she is both contemplative and empowered for compassionate service. She recently founded Heartwood Refuge, a multi-lineage retreat center. 
Full Weekend:  $60/$95/$115
Saturday Only: $50/$70/$95
Sunday Only: $30/$50/$70

IDP offers its events on a sliding scale basis so that everyone can attend, regardless of financial means. This requires that you pay the highest rate you can reasonably afford. If you are a Monthly Member, we suggest you select the middle rate. 

Scholarship information is available below.

IDP strives to meet the financial needs of our community while facing the financial challenges of running a not-for-profit in NYC.  Each of our paid programs grant one Work Study position to a reliable volunteer, and two POC Scholarships that reduce registration to half the lowest price for eligible students.  You must apply for these programs at the link below no later than one week before the program begins. 
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Click here to apply for a POC Scholarship. 
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