12 Nov
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In Full Bloom

I don’t even know where to begin to tell you what an amazing thing it was to spend the weekend with a couple of sangha buddies from St. Louis, at a retreat lead by Phillip Moffitt, in the middle-of-nowhere Magnolia, Mississippi…where the Dharma is in full bloom!!!

This is the entrance hall to the Flowering Lotus Retreat Center, which was founded by my DPP buddy Dolores Watson. There are lots more photos on their website, but even these don’t do the place justice. The food was fantastic. The weather was perfect. And the teachings….especially in this lovely, intimate setting….were priceless.

I’ll post more later about some of the specific practices we were offered. But for today, I’ll leave you with this haiku, which Phillip quoted as an opening for the weekend:

The butterfly,
Even when pursued,
Never appears in a hurry. 

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