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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

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

Equanimity in Presence and Impermanence
Evening Dharma Talk and Practice 
with Lisa Ernst

This talk will be both in studio and virtual.

Do you know that language and cultural values condition perceptions of time? Not everyone views time as linear from past to present and future. Yet a more universal understanding underlies the impermanent nature of this human form. It shows us the way to equanimity in both presence and impermanence. Join us for this talk by renowned teacher Lisa Ernest.

Lisa Ernst is a meditation teacher in the Thai Forest/Spirit Rock lineage of Ajahn Chah, Jack Kornfield and Trudy Goodman. She has been meditating for 30 years in the Zen and Vipassana traditions. Lisa is the founder and guiding teacher of One Dharma Nashville and she teaches retreats and classes internationally. She has taught at Spirit Rock, InsightLA, Southern Dharma, Sangha Live and many others. She is a mentor for Spirit Rock’s Dedicated Practitioner Program as well as visiting teacher there.

As a practicing visual artist and writer, Lisa incorporates Dharma into contemplative photography, painting and writing. She has written several articles for Lion’s Roar Magazine.

7011 St Claude Ave #213, Arabi, LA 70032

In-Person & Online Dharma Talk 
August 24, 2023


Experience the Dharma & the power of meditation

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