Fri, Sep 11 | ZOOM link will be provided

COMING HOME: A Vipassana Meditation Retreat with Terry Ray

September 11-13, 2020 | Come home to yourself. Join us during this precious time designed to nurture body, heart, and mind.
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COMING HOME: A Vipassana Meditation Retreat with Terry Ray

Time & Location

Sep 11, 2020, 7:00 PM CDT – Sep 13, 2020, 12:00 PM CDT
ZOOM link will be provided

About the Event

This online retreat for the Flowering Lotus community will be a powerful exploration of the ways in which Buddhist teachings can help us to transform ourselves into something beautiful.

These times are financially difficult for many of us – for Flowering Lotus and, we understand, for many members of our sangha. 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 feel comfortable. All are welcome to participate, regardless of ability to pay. If you are unable to pay the minimum $25 registration, check “Scholarship” below, and no payment will be required. We encourage scholarship recipients to make a dana contribution in any amount, at the online event. NOTE: registration fee does not include any contribution to the teacher. You will have the opportunity to make a dana contribution at the online retreat.

About The Retreat


We are deeply longing for Home, the place in which we are spacious, peaceful, connected to our hearts – where we are true to ourselves and to the callings of our spirit. Home is both familiar and profoundly new and fresh.

Connect with your heartfelt knowing through silent and guided meditation, and the embodied practice of sensory awareness, teaching, and instruction. There will be time for questions and discussion.

Come home to yourself. Join us during this precious time designed to nurture body, heart, and mind. This retreat is suitable for both newcomers and experienced students.

Teacher Bio: 

Terry Ray is a licensed psychotherapist certified in EMDR, TFT, and EFT, and is in private practice in Boulder, Colorado. Terry began practicing Vipassana Meditation at Naropa Institute in 1974, with Joseph Goldstein. She has been practicing and teaching meditation and yoga since the 1970s. She completed the Community Dharma Leader's program at Spirit Rock in 1998. Terry is a co-founder of the Insight Meditation Community of Colorado and has served as a member of their Board for more than 15 years. 

She has also studied intensively with Charlotte Selver in Sensory Awareness since 1975 and was certified by Charlotte to lead the work of Sensory Awareness, a body-centered mindfulness practice. She has served two terms as President of the Sensory Awareness Leader’s Guild and has been a member of the Sensory Awareness Foundation Board of Directors. (Sensory awareness practices will be included in this retreat.) 

Terry leads residential, non-residential and backpacking retreats throughout the U.S. and Mexico, including annual teaching engagements at Flowering Lotus, where she is one of our most popular and beloved teachers. She is the author of Embodied Presence, A Spiritual Memoir. Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the retreat. 

Terry’s method is gentle yet powerful and focuses on waking up to one’s innate wisdom through simple mindfulness practice. Her deep respect for the integrity of the individual offers a safe and nurturing environment for healing and growth.

Teacher Professional and Social Links:

Visit Terry’s website at

Terry’s article on Sensory Awareness, “What Touched Me First”:


(All times are listed in CDT)

Friday September 11

6:30 – 7:15 pm   Opening

7:15 – 8:30 pm   Meditation Instruction and Practice

8:30 – 9:00 pm  Guided Metta Meditation

Saturday Saturday 12

7:30 – 8:15 am   Sitting Meditation

8:15 – 9:30 am   Breakfast and Personal Time

9:30 – 10:15 am   Instruction and Sitting Meditation

10:15 – 11:00 am    Walking Meditation

11:00 – 11:30 am   Sitting Meditation

11:30 – 12:00 n   Sensory Awareness

12:00 – 12:30 pm   Questions/Discussion

12:30 – 2:00 pm   Lunch and Rest

2:00 – 2:30 pm   Sitting Meditation

2:30 - 3:00 pm Walking Meditation

3:00 – 4:00 pm   Dharma Talk

4:00 – 4:30 pm   Walking Meditation

4:30 – 5:00 pm   Writing / Reflecting

5:00 – 5:30 pm  Optional Breakout Groups

5:30 – 7:00 pm  Dinner and Personal Time

7:00 – 7:30 pm   Questions

7:30 - 8:30 pm Sitting Meditation and Metta

Sunday May 31

7:30 – 8:15 am  Sitting Meditation

8:15 – 9:30 am  Breakfast and personal time

9:30 – 10:15 am  Instruction and Sitting Meditation

10:15 – 10:45 am   Metta Meditation

10:45 – 12:00 n   Closing Session

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact: 


Beth Herzig

Retreat Director


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