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The Heart of Practice: The Heart Knows what the Mind has Forgotten with Terry Ray

June 4th

10:00 am - 6:00 pm (CST)

Online via Zoom


About the Event

In the midst of  challenging times it is increasingly important to remember who we truly are and awaken to the innate intelligence and warmth of the heart.


The Buddha said when we cultivate and sustain lovingkindness, it becomes the atmosphere in which we walk through the world.  Living from the heart means knowing the sacred that is within all that exists, and by awakening our hearts we transform both ourselves and others.


In this retreat we will practice quieting the mind and opening the heart, in order to nourish our potential for awakening and support the development of wisdom and loving awareness that is so needed in our world today.


Time zone is CST

10:00 -10:10  Welcome (Beth Herzig, VP & Retreat Director)

10:10-10:45  Meditation with Instruction Dharma Talk

10:45-11:45  Walking/Gentle Mindful Movement

11:45-12:15  Meditation & Eating Meditation

12:15-1:15  Meditation with Instruction

1:15-2:00  Walking Meditation

2:00-2:30  Break

2:30-2:45  Meditation with Instruction

2:45-3:15  Dharma Talk with Q&A

3:15-4:20  Break

4:20-4:30  Metta Meditation

4:30-5:00  Gentle Mindful Movement Meditation

5:00-5:30 Meditation

5:30-6:00  Closing

Please note: Flowering Lotus does not compensate our teachers. They provide their teachings based on receiving dana.


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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