Acceptance and Gratitude as Antidotes to Suffering with Wayne Vicknair
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About the Event
Flowering Lotus President Wayne Vicknair, a practitioner of the Dharma and the Twelve Steps, leads a seminar / workshop on the value of Gratitude on the spiritual life and on life in general. The psychological and health benefits of gratitude are widely acknowledged. Wayne’s personal experiences with acceptance and gratitude as antidotes to anxiety, trauma, and depression are touching, wise, and transformational. Session will include time for breakout groups, sharing, and Q&A.
**We ask that each student please have available a DRINKING STRAW for one of the exercises.**
Wayne Vicknair has been President of the Board of Directors of Flowering Lotus since January, 2018. A retired Human Resources professional, Wayne lives in Metairie, Louisiana. He began his meditation practice about 7 years ago, to supplement other personal recovery goals. He is also an active practitioner of the Twelve Steps Recovery program. On January 1, 2016 Wayne received the Five Mindfulness Trainings at Magnolia Grove Monastery, the Zen monastery and retreat center founded by Thich Nhat Hanh in Batesville, Mississippi. His dharma name is Loving New Me of the Heart. He continues to find peace and serenity through his daily meditation practice.
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If you have questions or need additional information about this retreat or other Flowering Lotus program offerings, please contact:
Beth Herzig, Retreat Director
We ask that you support Flowering Lotus and those whose needs are greater by registering at the highest level ($75, $50, $25) with which you’re comfortable.
All are welcome to participate, regardless of ability to pay. If you are unable to pay the minimum $25 registration, select “Scholarship”, and no payment will be required.
There will be an opportunity to make a dana* contribution in any amount, to Flowering Lotus and the teachers at the online event. Your generosity is a gift that supports not just the teacher, Valerie; but also the Sangha (Flowering Lotus); the larger Dharma community; and, most importantly, your own practice.
*Dana is a Pali word that is generally translated “generosity.” In the Buddhist tradition, the teachings are freely given, because they are priceless. We are taught to practice dana, or generosity, by making monetary offerings for the teachings. Dana is not payment for services rendered – it is given from the heart. Dana is the first theme in the Buddha’s system of gradual training and the first of the three grounds for meritorious action.
- Acceptance and Gratitude$75$750$0
- Acceptance and Gratitude$50$500$0
- Acceptance and Gratitude$25$250$0