Retreats & Classes
- Wednesdays from 630pm to 8pm. There is a 30 minute sit, followed by teaching and discussion.
- Every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month from 5pm to 630pm. 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.
One Day Compassion (Tonglen) Retreat, 9AM-5PM, Saturday September 21, 2019, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Lakeland. Cost: donations. Taught by Andy. Contact Roxy firstname.lastname@example.org or 863-604-2011.
Residential Lovingkindness Retreat, Friday December 6-Sunday December 8, 2019. St Leo Abbey, Dade City, Florida. Taught by Peter. Costs: $215 double, $250 single, plus donation to the teacher. Some scholarship funds are available. Contact Leah Leah.McCormick@me.com or 863–397-0362.
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
Local Retreat Centers
https://bhavanasociety.org/ (West Virginia)
https://www.southerndharma.org/ (North Carolina)