Buddhist Meditation Classes & Practice

taught by Peter Carlson


Basic teaching of Buddhist meditation to develop:

  • A gentle, open heart
  • Compassion and forgiveness
  • Support for the happiness of others
  • Acceptance of what life has to offer

Peter has practiced Buddhist meditation since 1982 and is the founding teacher of the Orlando Insight Meditation Group. As a psychotherapist, he facilitates integrating meditation practices into life to develop and maintain good mental health as a support for spiritual development.

When: Mondays from 7 PM – 9 PM | April 7 -28, 2014

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Bok TowerLegacyBok Tower Gardens provides a peaceful setting for a day of meditation.  Participants will enjoy:

  • Introduction and Dharma talks with time for questions and discussion
  • Sitting and walking meditation for beginning and experienced meditators
  • Easy access to outside garden space as an alternative for walking meditation
  • Covered dish vegetarian lunch coordinated by members of the Central Florida Insight Meditation Society. Drinks and paper goods provided.

Course Taught by Peter Carlson
Peter has practiced meditation for more than thirty years and taught Vipassana (Insight) Meditation for more than twenty years. His training includes three-month courses at the Insight Meditation Society (IMS) in Barre, MA. Peter is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in private practice in Winter Park, Florida.

When: Saturday, April 19, 2014 | 9AM – 5PM
Where: Bok Tower Gardens, 1151 Tower Boulevard, Lake Wales, Florida 33853
Fee: $25 includes entrance into Bok Tower Gardens
Please bring a vegetarian dish to share with the group

To register, please contact Andy Quinn, 863-683-9600

Right Speech, Right Action & Right Livelihood
Led by Peter Carlson

It’s time to organize the next 12-week intensive study group. The theme of these series of meetings will be applying the Virtue aggregate of the Noble Eightfold Path in our daily routines of life. The first month will be focused on Right Speech, the second on Right Action, and the third on Right Livelihood.

As was the case in previous courses, participants will commit to at least 45 minutes a day of meditation practice, either mindfulness of breathing or lovingkindness (or both!).

My intention is to support blending these practices into normal daily activities, rather than a philosophical discussion of Buddhist practices.

The meetings will be conducted in a seminar format, which involves a dialogue between me and each person, with opportunities for others to make comments or ask further questions. Our time for discussion is limited, so please come on time and prepared with your topical report. I will explain the process at the first meeting.

The course fee is $300, payable to Peter Carlson, by cash, check or credit card. You may pay the whole sum at the first meeting, or ½ at the first meeting, and the remainder at the 6th meeting. Speak to Peter privately if you wish to make other arrangements. The meetings will take place in Winter Park, Florida.

There will be a minimum of 6 persons in the study group, with the option of one or two more if that many folks sign up. It’s not expected that everyone will be able to attend every meeting. My hope is to have the first meeting on Tuesday, January 28. If there are insufficient numbers of folks signed up by then, the start will be delayed until there are enough. There are already two committed participants.

Sorry, course is closed to registrations.