#430. From Evangelical Pastor to Buddhist Nun | Venerable Pannavati

Ten Percent Happier
March 21, 2022
#430. From Evangelical Pastor to Buddhist Nun | Venerable Pannavati
Ten Percent Happier with Dan Harris
Transcript

Venerable Pannavati is a former evangelical pastor who has been ordained in three separate Buddhist traditions: Theravada, Chan, and Mahayana. She’s the co-founder and co-Abbot of Embracing-Simplicity Hermitage and Meditation Center; Co-Director of Heartwood Refuge and President of the Treasure Human Life Foundation. She teaches around the world, was a 2008 recipient of the Outstanding Buddhist Women’s Award, and currently serves as the Vice President of the US Chapter of the Global Buddhist Association.

This episode explores:

  • Why many meditators try to jump over important preliminary steps.
  • Why Buddhism isn’t necessarily fun or easy. 
  • The utility and impact of making vows.
  • What Venerable Venerable Pannavati calls healthy shame.

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