Lakeland Insight Meditation Group (LIMG) is a non-profit corporation committed to bringing meditation practice and Buddhist teachings into everyday life. We do this by hosting classes, retreats, workshops and social gatherings that are open to the public. Our practice is spiritual in nature and is not a form of worship. We welcome all people of various cultures and spiritual beliefs and have hosted a diverse group of participants.
We began in 2002 as a small group of meditators who gathered once a month in a downtown Lakeland office building. Over time, our community grew, and we began offering one-day courses, retreats, and regular weekly dharma gatherings. All of our programs are offered in the insight meditation tradition (also known as Vipassana or mindfulness meditation) of Theravada Buddhism.
LIMG became a nonprofit organization in 2020, and in 2021 we offered our first full year of scheduled classes and dharma gatherings. LIMG offers a regular forum for the practice, discussion and understanding of Vipassana meditation teachings. We value each person, and have an intention to promote peace and safety in our world. We teach meditation to newcomers, practice meditation together, study the works of master teachers, and support each other as we improve our lives through meditation.