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OUR MISSION

The Mission of Flowering Lotus Meditation is to create and promote a variety of accessible opportunities for meditation practice in a non-denominational setting. All retreats and other events are based on Buddhist teachings of mindfulness and compassion and welcome students from diverse backgrounds.

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Upcoming Events

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Spokes In The Wheel: Better Writing (And Living) Through The Noble Eightfold Path
with Timothy Charles Davis
During this four-class mini study series — every two weeks to begin the year, with monthly meetings throughout 2023 to check in with each other and discuss our work — we will look at the Eightfold Path as a guide to making us better writers.
 
Online Retreat • Four meeting dates, starting
January 7, 2023

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Freedom from Bias
with Dr. Valerie (Vimalasara) Mason-John, M.A. 
"To study the Buddha way is to Study the self. To study the self is to let go of the self. To let go of the self is to be illuminated by a Myriad of things." -Dogen
 
With compassion, loving kindness and equanimity we will explore both our unconscious and conscious biases so that we can begin to be free of them.  
WILLIAM J. KELLEY RETREAT CENTER
510 N 2nd St, Bay St Louis, MS 39520
In-Person Retreat • February 24-26, 2023

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Stress as a Spiritual Teacher: An Online Insight Meditation Retreat
with David Chernikoff  

The past few years have been a period of unprecedented stress for many of us. Buddhist teachings offer us a wide variety of skillful means for “turning poison into medicine.” In this retreat, we’ll investigate the nature of stress and the ways in which our own suffering can become a gateway to compassion that transforms the way we move through the world.

 
Online Retreat • March 31 - April 2, 2023

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Heart and Wisdom Practices for Challenging Times
with Lisa Ernst

During these difficult, often chaotic times, how do we best utilize meditation and compassion to help us face daily challenges?

The Rivers Retreat, 14253 Highway 190, Covington, LA

 
In-Person Retreat • August 25-27, 2023

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Relational Mindfulness: Finding Freedom Together
with Deborah Eden Tull

 

Relational Mindfulness is a path of finding freedom together through the beautiful, dynamic, and messy realm of human relationship.

WILLIAM J. KELLEY RETREAT CENTER
510 N 2nd St, Bay St Louis, MS 39520
 
In-Person Retreat • October 6-8, 2023

A HEALING REFUGE FOR ALL 

Experience the Dharma & the power of meditation

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