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Heartwood Refuge is a retreat center located in Hendersonville, NC co-founded by our Spiritual Director, Venerable Dr. Pannavati. They offer many opportunities to practice.

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Dee Dee Jones, Flowering Lotus' Director of Movement (during in-person retreats) is a yoga teacher and  meditation facilitator. Dee Dee operates from Baton Rouge, LA.


Here are some of her many meditations she offers:

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Based in Oxford MS


Rooted in the prose of Theravada and the poetry of Mahayana, Deep South Dharma is flavored by the spiritual soil and the growing pains of the southern United States. We are open and accessible to good-hearted people of any religion or none, whether you are curious about Buddhism or just want support for your contemplative practice. We are a Dharma practice and study community founded by Acharya Christie Bates of the Embracing Simplicity Contemplative Order and Jaya Judy Seeley, who was ordained by Thich Nhat Hanh into the Order of Interbeing. 


Our website for live groups and event info is


For recorded resources, Christie also offers the Deep South Dharma podcast, available via and major podcast distributors.

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Our sister sangha based in Mobile, Alabama. We partner to bring sought after Buddhist teachers to the region.

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Mississippi Insight Meditation is physically based in Gulfport, MS but many talks and teachings are located on their website.

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The Tattooed Buddha strives to be a platform for the spiritual misfits and contemplative rebels. We aim to promote peace and educate through writing, workshops and community. We offer a dialogue that is aware and awake to the reality of our present day, tackling issues of community, environment and compassionate living.

Check out our site here:

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Flowering Lotus Meditation is Here to Be non-profit partner. Here to Be is lululemon’s global community-based wellbeing program providing resources to nonprofit partners who use yoga and meditation as a means to manage stress and trauma.

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