Zen at Swannanoa August 13, 2023


Community Stress Break at Swannanoa

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We all know that Love is not just an emotion, it’s a state of being. It’s a force that can transform the world and heal even the deepest wounds.

The historic Swannanoa Palace, nestled amidst the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains, was built with great Love over 100 years ago. This architectural gem is a testament to Love, devotion, and beauty. Sadly, time, harsh weather, and limited funds have taken their toll on this gorgeous structure, leaving it desperately needing repair.

To help save this landmark, we have arranged our season-long workshop series to raise funds for restoring this beautiful old palace.

Our Zen at Swannanoa series is an excellent opportunity for you to join us in these efforts while learning more about how mindfulness can transform your life.

As Swannanoa is currently closed to the public, you now have a unique opportunity to visit the palace and relish its beautiful surroundings. Zen at Swannanoa offers a peaceful getaway for those who seek to unwind and recharge with meditation. You will not only learn multiple meditation techniques but also help us raise much-needed funds for repairs of this magnificent palace.

Our goal is to ensure that future generations can experience that same soul-soothing feeling when exploring beautiful Swannanoa. 

Here are the major highlights of the events.

  • A series of workshops held on the second Sundays from May to October
  • 2-2:30pm Arrive, select spot, and explore Swannanoa mansion and grounds
  • 2:30-4:00pm Mindfulness Workshop, which will include exercises such as:
  • Learning about Swannanoa’s history
  • Intro to Understanding Mindfulness/Meditation
  • Simple body movement techniques to help manage stress
  • Breathwork
  • Guided Meditation
  • Sound Bath
  • $30 suggested minimum donation. Otherwise, feel free to pay what you can afford.

Bring your own yoga mat or blanket, and bug spray. Chairs also available. Feel free to bring a picnic. In the event of rain, workshop will be held inside the Palace.

Tickets can only be purchased through Swannanoa and event host not from any other person or place.

Since this is an exclusive fundraising event, tickets are Non Transferrable and Non Refundable. (Those unable to attend will consider their ticket purchase a donation to the causes)

Let’s get united and share a little love for the uplifting of Swannanoa to lessen its wounds by restoring it to its lost beauty and grandeur and ensure that it continues to inspire wonder, awe, and Love for many years to come.

Can’t attend a Mindfulness Workshop and Fundraiser? DONATE NOW to continue the loving restoration efforts for Swannanoa.

Every time you attend a Zen event or make a donation to Swannanoa, you continue her Love Story. Swannanoa was built with Love. Is maintained and cared for with Love. This Love Story is far from over! Come be a part of it. 

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