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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.


Upcoming Events

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The Pāramī: 10 Qualities of a Beautiful Human
with Christie Bates


Do you spend more mental and emotional energy than you'd like, thinking about body image and appearance? Do you avoid talking about it, because you fear it's "not very spiritual?" This may be the online retreat for you!

Online Retreat • June 23-24, 2023

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Interdependence Day Weekend Retreat: A Compassion Meditation Retreat
with Andrew Chapman & Rev. Mikey Noechel


Through the cultivational of compassion meditation we are able to develop a heart which is unconditionally nurturing, even in the presence of suffering.

510 N 2nd St, Bay St Louis, MS 39520
In-Person Retreat • July 6-9, 2023
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Mindfulness and the Four Noble Truths 
with Dave Smith


How can we bring the teachings of the four noble truths into our practice and cultivation of mindfulness? How are these ideas related? How do we practice the four noble truths? How can we bring these ideas into the everyday moments of our lives?

Dave Smith will outline a framework and a set of practices that will bring these ideas to life. Together, we will discuss ways of integrating the time-tested and transformative aspects of these teachings.

Online Retreat • July 29, 2023  8 am - 12 pm CST 

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

Relational Mindfulness: Cultivating Kalyanna Mitta
with Deborah Eden Tull


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

510 N 2nd St, Bay St Louis, MS 39520
In-Person Retreat • October 6-8, 2023

The Story Sangha
with Timothy Charles Davis
These meetings will allow us to check in with each other and discuss our work (whether guided by a prompt, or self-guided), the writing process, or anything that comes up for us during the preceding month. 
Online Writing Check In • Monthly Meetings in 2023
Every First Saturday of the month in 2023 10-11am


Experience the Dharma & the power of meditation

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