Pannavati, Venerable Dr

Venerable Dr Pannavati

Ven. Dr. Pannavati, a former Christian pastor, is co-founder and co-Abbot of Embracing Simplicity Hermitage and co-director of Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center, an intentional community center in Hendersonville, NC. A black female Buddhist monk ordained in the Theravada and Chan traditions, she continues Vajrayana empowerments and teachings with Rinpoche Zhaxi Zhouma and received transmission from Roshi Bernie Glassman of Zen Peacemaker. Venerable Pannavati conducts retreats nationally and is president of the Treasure Human Life Foundation. Learn more at

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