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Heart and Wisdom Practices for Challenging Times


A Weekend Retreat

with Lisa Ernst
The Rivers Retreat 
14253 Highway 190, Covington, LA 70433
In-Person Retreat • August 25-27, 2023

About the Event

During these difficult, often chaotic times, how do we best utilize meditation and compassion to help us face daily challenges? Can we continue practicing and keep our hearts open even if we feel overwhelmed with anxiety, anger or grief? In this retreat we will explore practices that can support us and create space for compassionate presence and wise action, for ourselves and others during these times of ongoing uncertainty.

The retreat is suitable for newer as well as experienced meditators. It will include sitting and walking meditation, daily instructions, dharma talks, and wisdom and compassion practices. This weekend is designed to provide an opportunity to deepen your practice and then carry the insights into daily life.


Teacher Bio


Lisa Ernst is a Buddhist meditation teacher, visual artist and founder of One Dharma Nashville. She emphasizes both transformational insight and everyday awakening as an invitation to embrace all of the path's possibilities. Lisa began meditating over 25 years ago in the Rinzai Zen lineage, then began incorporating Vipassana traditions as brought to the West by Jack Kornfield and others at Spirit Rock Meditation Center and Insight Meditation Society. Lisa has a close relationship with Trudy Goodman of InsightLA, who empowered her to teach in the Thai Forest lineage of Ajahn Chah. Lisa regularly leads meditation retreats and workshops, focusing especially on the South. As a practicing visual artist, she incorporated Dharma into contemplative photography and writing. She also enjoys taking meditation into diverse settings like prisons and universities.




More Information

If you have questions or need additional information about this retreat or other Flowering Lotus program offerings, please contact:


Beth Herzig, Retreat Director


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