Retreat Teachers

At ZMM and ZCNYC

Venerable Dr. Pannavati

Venerable Dr. Pannavati, a former Christian pastor, is ordained in the Theravada and Chan traditions and is a Zen Peacemaker Order Dharma Holder. She advocates on behalf of dis-empowered women and youth globally and insists on equality and respect in spiritual life for both female monastics and laity. Ven. Pannavati is co-abbot of Embracing Simplicity Hermitage and founder of Heartwood Refuge, a 90-bedroom Buddhist retreat and residential practice community in Hendersonville NC.