Buddhist Meditation Classes & Practice

Upcoming Intensive Study Group

by Peter Carlson on February 11, 2017

Peter has been facilitating an 8-week intensive study group for several years.  The intention during the group is to cultivate a regular daily 45-minute meditation discipline and develop ways to integrate the benefits from this practice into daily life routines.

The meetings are in Peter’s home office at the same address as the regular Orlando Insight Meditation Group meetings in Winter Park.  The format is similar to a seminar, with Peter in dialogue with each participant followed by general group discussion of the practice points emerging from the exchange.

The meetings are from 7:30-9 PM Tuesdays.  Participation is limited to 6 persons, and the fee is $160 for the course, payable to Peter, in a lump sum or incrementally. There are currently 3 committed members.

Peter will be gone during the month of March for an intensive residential retreat at the Forest Refuge in Massachusetts, and the group will begin in April as soon as there are 6 committed participants.

Email Peter for more information or to enroll.

Peter is offering the last introductory meditation course, beginning on Monday, October 17 at the Women’s Club of Winter Park.

The core of Buddhist teaching cultivates wisdom, and wisdom has two aspects: a clear awareness of how the mind forms a self, and organizing a forming self-state with benevolent intention.  Lovingkindness is benevolent intention, and is combined with compassion, generosity and patient tolerance of adversity.  Even if you are a more practiced meditation student, this course can be an effective reinforcement for the cultivation of benevolent intention.

Here is the flyer with the pertinent information regarding the course:  lovingkindness-flyer  Please consider printing copies to hand out, or sending copies to your friends via email.

Intensive Study Group

by Peter Carlson on August 27, 2016

For several years, Peter has facilitated an intensive study group to foster regular mindfulness of breathing meditation practice and the integration of mindfulness and benevolent intention into “householder” daily routines.  Those who will benefit from this 8 week group will commit to practicing mindfulness of breathing meditation 45 minutes per day. during the meetings, Peter will interview the participants individually, followed by a general “seminar” discussion by the other group members.   Some level of study of Buddhist concepts will be important; the intention of this course is to deepen the conceptual understanding of Buddhism and to combine those concepts with daily life experience.  Participants will meet from 7:30-9 PM on Tuesday nights.  The fee for the course is $160, payable to Peter Carlson.  The first meeting will be determined as soon as there are 6 committed group members; as of this writing, there are 2 commitments.  For more information or to register, email Peter at Peter@orlandoinsightmeditation.org.

Peter has been facilitating an 8-week intensive study group for several years.  The most recent group just finished, and 3 individuals from that group have committed to the next series of meetings; the first meeting of this next series will be announced when there are 6 committed participants.

The theme of the series this time is the practice of integrating mindfulness of breathing into daily life routines.

  • Participants will commit to 45 minutes of formal meditation practice each day of the 8 weeks.
  • During the meetings, Peter will interview each person about their practice experience since the previous meeting, with the intention to provide support for further development of mindfulness and the relief from stress that this provides.
  • This series will function as a seminar during which other participants can be involved in the discussions of the practice in addition to the interviewee.

The meetings will be in Peter’s office, in the house in front of the meditation hall cottage, and extend from 7:30-9 PM Tuesday nights.  The fee for the course is $160, either payable the first night, or 1/2 the first night and the balance at the beginning of the 5th night.

For more information or to register for the series, email Peter.

Upcoming Introductory Lovingkindness Meditation Course

by Peter Carlson on March 4, 2016

The next introductory course offered by the Orlando Insight Meditation Group begins on Monday, March 14.  Here is the flyer for the course:  Lovingkindness flyer

Join an Intensive Study Group

Peter is recruiting members for an eight-week intensive study group, to begin  in January of 2016 as soon as there are six committed participants. At this point, there are 4 committed participants. The format of the meetings is like a seminar. Peter will interview each person in turn during the meeting, then invite other participants […]

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Last Introductory Mindfulness Course of 2015

There will be another Four Foundations Of Mindfulness course offered at the Women’s Club of Winter Park, on four Monday nights from 7 to 9, from November 23 to December 14.  This course will be the last intro course offered until March of 2016.  The course reviews the Satipatthana Sutta, one of the key discourses […]

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