#430. From Evangelical Pastor to Buddhist Nun | Venerable Pannavati
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.
Where to find Venerable Pannavati online:
- Venerable Pannavati
- Heartwood Refuge
- Embracing-Simplicity Hermitage and Meditation Center
- Treasure Human Life Foundation
- Heartwood Refuge & Retreat Center - Home | Facebook
- Heartwood Refuge (@HeartwoodRefuge) / Twitter
- Heartwood Refuge Media - YouTube
- Heartwood Refuge (@heartwoodrefuge) • Instagram
- Correct Cultivation Learning from Buddha Academy
Other Resources Mentioned:
- Majjhima Nikaya - Encyclopedia of Buddhism
- Theravada | Buddhism | Britannica
- What Is the Eightfold Path? - Lion's Roar
- What Is Prajna? - Lion's Roar
- Samsara Meaning: What's in a Word? - Tricycle: The Buddhist Review
- What Are the Eight Worldly Concerns? - Lion's Roar
- What Are the Five Precepts? - Lion's Roar
- Ajahn Chah - Biography
- 31 planes of existence