• Hickory House

    Living Practice, Together with the Natural World

  • "We cannot 'be' alone. To be is to inter-be."

    — Thich Nhat Hanh.


    What is Hickory House?


    We are friends living in community, sharing spiritual practice, and enjoying the rich exploration of interdependence with each other and the natural world.

    What do we value?


    Life is sacred and meaningful. We care deeply for the wellness of all beings. We are striving to cultivate a healthy orientation to both sovereignty and mutuality.


    Where is Hickory House?


    Located in a suburban neighborhood just a short drive from the Greensboro airport, High Point University, and UNCG. It is a spacious 2000 square feet, with four bedrooms, two bathrooms, and two cats.

    Who Lives at Hickory? 


    We are practitioners dedicated to connection and mindfulness. The Hickory way of life is inspired by our friends at the Monastic Academy. If you have trained at such a center and are cultivating a daily spiritual practice, you're welcome to reach out about visiting.

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    The Weekly Heron

    ... Postings from Hickory House ....

  • What's the Schedule?


    Mornings . Monday–Friday

    7:00 AM — Meditate together inside, then practice in the Nature Preserve nearby

    9:00 AM — Eat breakfast, remainder of day for self-designed individual activities

    Evenings . Monday–Friday

    7:00 PM — Partner Practice, lecture, discussion, or other group activity

    (Noble Silence afterwards on Tuesday)

    7:00 PM Thursday — Guided Meditation

    Weekends . Saturday–Sunday

    Saturday — no formal activities.

    7:00 PM Sunday — House Meeting (Meditation + Silence afterwards)

  • Contact Us

    Don't be afraid to reach out.

    If you're interested in participating in practice at Hickory House, please contact us first.
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