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If You Meet the Buddha on the Road, Kill Him (Embracing Your Inner Guru): A Daylong Meditation Retreat with Greg Graber

June 12, 2021 - Based on the book of the same title by Dr. Sheldon Kopp, this daylong retreat will focus on how we can follow the light of our greatest guru, ourselves (the Buddha Within).

Time & Location

Jun 12, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT

About the Event

While gurus and teachers are helpful, ultimately seekers must learn to make pilgrimages of the soul on their own. Based on the book of the same title by Dr. Sheldon Kopp, the focus of this session will be ways in which we can prosper on our own individual spiritual journeys by following the light of our greatest guru, ourselves. This retreat will include teachings from Dr. Kopp’s book, meditations, dharma, and Q & A sessions. There will be breaks during the session for lunch, walking meditation, etc.

Teacher Bio

Greg Graber is an educational leader who teaches mindfulness and meditation to schools, major sports teams, and organizations around the world. His debut book, Slow Your Roll- Mindfulness for Fast Times, topped the Amazon charts upon its release. His clients include LSU Athletics, the NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies, Rice University, The George Washington University, and the University of Alabama, among others. Greg’s work has been featured on ESPN and in the New York Times, and he has presented at Harvard University Graduate School of Education. He currently serves as the Director of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) at Lausanne Collegiate School in Memphis. He volunteers in his hometown by teaching a weekly mindfulness class at Church Health and frequent workshops at Temple Israel.

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Retreat Information

There will be ample opportunities throughout the retreat for participants to take a break for personal needs. A detailed retreat schedule is provided below, so that you can schedule your participation in the way that best accommodates your availability.


Saturday, June 12th

9:00 – 10:00 am    Introduction and Opening Meditation

10:00 – 10:30        Stretching and Walking Meditation

10:30 – 11:00        Sitting Meditation

11:00 – 11:30        Readings and Reflections from If You Meet the Buddha on the Road, Kill Him

11:30 – 12:00        Mindful Eating Exercise

12:00 – 2:30          Lunch and Personal Time

2:30 – 3:30            Metta (Lovingkindness) and Sitting Practice

3:30 – 4:00            Stretching and Walking Meditation

4:00 – 4:30            Dharma Talk, An Eschatological Laundry List

4:30 – 5:00            Closing / Q&A with Greg

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

Beth Herzig, Retreat Director


Ticket Prices

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; 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.”  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.

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