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.

Classes

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 messageforderek@gmail.com 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 abquinn2010@gmail.com 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 abquinn2010@gmail.com

 

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 abquinn2010@gmail.com

 

 

Retreats


 

Local Meditation Groups


Florida Community of Mindfulness (Tampa) https://www.floridamindfulness.org/

Gainesville Vipassana Society (Gainesville) http://www.floridavipassana.org/

Hokori Zen Center (Lakeland) https://www.hokorizencenter.org/

Orlando Insight Meditation Group (Winter Park) https://www.orlandoinsightmeditation.org/

Refuge Recovery (Lakeland) https://refugerecovery.org

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

https://www.amaravati.org/audio/

http://audiodharma.org/

https://insighttimer.com/

http://dharmaseed.org/

https://www.orlandoinsightmeditation.org/

Local Retreat Centers

https://bhavanasociety.org/  (West Virginia)

https://www.dharma.org/  (Massachusetts)

https://www.patapa.dhamma.org/    (Georgia)

https://www.southerndharma.org/   (North Carolina)