The Buddha taught the cessation of suffering. He shared that suffering can be minimized and even eliminated. We learn there is no separate world we each live in and we are reliant on each other and our environment on endless levels for wellbeing and happiness. In understanding this interconnectedness, we learn that all things are shared.
The Orlando Insight Meditation Group (OIMG) shares these teachings. We shine light on the path to wellbeing, happiness, and interconnectedness by providing space and time for sits, Dharma talks, classes, residential retreats, a website full of resources, and scholarship support during residential retreats.
OIMG is intentional when providing scholarship support during retreats. Scholarships are offered to those whose life circumstances do not afford them the financial means to go on retreat. This has helped many people over the years who were facing life challenges such as loss of employment, financial difficulties, divorces, illnesses, and other challenging times – events that could happen to any of us at any time.
Being on retreat surrounded by love, acceptance, safety, and support during a major life challenge can be a lifesaving event for some and should not be limited to those who can afford them.
Need for scholarships has increased in the past several years due in large part to the increasing number of retreats held and the increasing number of retreatants. Please help fund retreat scholarships with your donation.
- $50 provides partial retreat support.
- $600 provides full scholarship for the upcoming 9-day retreat.
- A donation in any amount will be gratefully received.
You can make a donation at any amount online or by check made out to the Orlando Insight Meditation Group and mailed to:
c/o Tommy Harrison
245 Stevenage Drive
Longwood, FL 32779
OIMG is a 501(c)(3) and donations are tax-deductible. OIMG is all-volunteer, pays no salaries, and has no regular source of income. We would welcome your support; please consider joining us with these intentions to share the Buddha’s teachings and help someone during their time of need
We end with the following guidance from the Dhamma:
How a person of integrity gives a gift
“These five are a person of integrity’s gifts. Which five? A person of integrity gives a gift with a sense of conviction. A person of integrity gives a gift attentively. A person of integrity gives a gift in season. A person of integrity gives a gift with an empathetic heart. A person of integrity gives a gift without adversely affecting himself or others.”
From our hearts to yours,
Peter Carlson, Founder
Tommy Harrison, Treasurer & Retreat Coordinator