Retreats & Classes

Group sessions

  • Wednesdays from 6:30pm to 8pm. There is a 30 minute sit, followed by teaching and discussion.
  • Every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month from 5pm to 6:30pm. There is a 45 minute sit, followed by a book or video discussion.
  • 3rd Sunday 10am, meditation and Sangha pot luck brunch – contact us for location or other information.


The Backbone of the Buddhist Teachings: The Discourse on The Four Noble Truths  (Virtual meeting)
9AM-Noon, Saturday June 19, 2021
led by Derek Engleman and Andy Quinn
The teachings of the Buddha lead from dissatisfaction to  a persistent sense of well being. We develop into a person with more understanding and care for others. This will be teaching with guided meditations so participants can experience these Truths. There will be time for review and inquiry from 9:30am-Noon, Saturday, June 19, 2021 by Derek Engleman and Andy Quinn.   Please contact Derek at for more information.

In Recovery Meditation Training, 845, Saturday May 22, 2021. 20 minutes teaching, 20 minutes practice, 20 minutes Q&A. Call or contact Andy or 863-683-9600.


Sunday AM Book Read and Meditation, 

Virtual, 5pm, Sunday, May 23, 2021 (2nd and 4th Sundays.) We are reading Zen Mind, Beginners Mind by Shunryu Suzuki. Contact Andy 863-683-9600 or


Sunday AM Beginners Meditation Instruction and Community Fellowship, Live.

8:00 AM, June 20, 2021 (every 3rd Sunday.) Drane Park. 8:30 Meditation and Fellowship. Bring your own food. Contact Andy 863-683-9600 or





Local Meditation Groups

Florida Community of Mindfulness (Tampa)

Gainesville Vipassana Society (Gainesville)

Hokori Zen Center (Lakeland)

Orlando Insight Meditation Group (Winter Park)

Refuge Recovery (Lakeland)

A Short Bibliography of Vipassana (Insight) Meditation

Bennett-Goleman, Tara. “Emotional Alchemy: How the Mind Can Heal the Heart.” Harmony. 2002.

Boorstein, Sylvia. “It’s Easier Than You Think: The Buddhist Way to Happiness.”  HarperCollins. 1997.

Brach. Tara.  “Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life with the Heart of a Buddha.” Bantam. 2003.

Ajahn Chah: “Food for the Heart: The Collected Teachings of Ajahn Chah.” Wisdom. 2002.

Chodron. Pema. “When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times.”  Shambhala. 2016.

Goldstein, Joseph. “Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Awakening”  SoundsTrue. 2013.

Gunaratana, Henepola. “Mindfulness in Plain English.” Wisdom Publications. 1996

Gunaratana, Henepola. “Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness: Walking the Buddha’s Path.” Wisdom Publications. 2001.

Khema. Ayya. “Know Where You’re Going: A Complete Guide to Mediation Faith and Everyday Transcendence.” Wisdom. 2014.

Kornfield, Jack.  “The Wise Heart: A Guide to the Universal Teachings of Buddhist Psychology” Bantam. 2009.

Levine. Stephen. “A Gradual Awakening.” Random House. 1979.

Rosenberg, Larry. “Breath By Breath: The Liberating Practice of Insight Meditation.” Shambhala. 2004.

Salzberg. Sharon. “Lovingkindness: the Revolutionary Art of Happiness.” Shambhala. 2002.

Smith, Rodney. “Stepping Out of Self-Deception: The Buddha’s Liberating Teaching on No-self.” Shambhala. 2010.

Thich Nhat Hanh. “The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching.”Harmony. 1998.

Thich Nhat Hanh. “Teachings on Love.” Parallax Press. 2002


Websites: That Feature Teaching Discourses

Local Retreat Centers  (West Virginia)  (Massachusetts)    (Georgia)   (North Carolina)