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St. Mary’s Sewanee
770 St. Mary's Lane Sewanee, TN 37375
In-Person Retreat • July 18-21, 2024

Registration Closes JUNE 21, 2024

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In retreat, through careful and sustained mindfulness, we experience for ourselves the ever-
changing flow of the mind-body process. Meditation is the vehicle through which we develop
the clarity and compassion needed to accept more fully the pleasure and pain, fear and joy,
sadness and happiness that life inevitably brings. As insight deepens, we develop greater peace
in the face of change—we develop a capacity to meet each arising and passing moment with a
deep curiosity, compassion, and wisdom.
This retreat will be held in noble silence, with designated times for group interviews to support
your practice. There will be daily periods of meditation instructions, Dharma talks, mindful
movement, as well as silent sitting and walking meditation.
This course is suitable for both beginning and experienced meditators.

*When budgeting for the cost of this retreat please also consider that we ask you to
contribute dana to teachers at the conclusion of the event.

*Schedule detail will be posted soon.

Retreat Center Directions :

Retreat Pricing & Expected Support for Teachers

As part of the Buddhist tradition, the teachers of this retreat do not receive any of the retreat fees, apart from travel reimbursement. Their time and teachings are freely offered to the community of practitioners. As a practice of generosity from the heart, participants are invited to offer “dana” (donations-generosity) to the teachers at the end of the retreat. Thank you for your support.

These registration costs pay for your room and meals and some of the costs it takes Flowering Lotus Meditation to continue to host phenomenal meditation Buddhist teachers in the south. Some of the costs include, but are not limited to, teacher travel. insurance, web and marketing, staff and retreat center costs, deposits and rental fees, accounting, event management software, payment processing, etc.

By selecting the highest amount you can reasonably afford, you support our ability to meet the large number of requests we receive for financial aid.

Shared Room 3 nights of accommodations and 8 meals

Shared Room 3 nights of accommodations and 8 meals

Our teachers rely sole on the generosity of the students for their livelihood. Teachers receive no compensation for teaching at Flowering Lotus Meditation. Please plan to give generously to our teachers at the end of the retreat.

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

Beth Herzig, Executive Director

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