About This Center

Mindfulness Meditation Centers is a non profit organization that offers the classical teachings of Buddhism in a modern context with compassionate, crystal-clear teachings and meditation instruction. The purpose of the Center is to provide a community of teachers and community that offer experiential, accurrate and life changing Buddhist teachings and practices to all regardless of background.

The intended goal is providing a clear and compassionate path toward awakening one’s true nature and experiencing the genuine inner peace and happiness that comes with this process.

Teachings are offered by wise, compassionate and experienced teachers that provide the very pith of ancient teachings in a modern language and context without language and cultural trappings.

We offer weekly classes, weekend retreats, monthly retreats and 10 and 30 day retreats, that provide different levels of teachings from beginning mindfulness to advanced practices that are focused on compassionate enlightenment.

 

All our programs, classes and retreats are offered at our beautiful retreat Florida retreat center, as well as at different locations across the country.

We also have an interactive online learning system and community of practitioners across the country that participate in live weekly classes and retreats. All classes are recorded, as are retreats retreats as a part of our interactive online learning program and teacher training programs.

Know the state of pure and total presence to be a very vast expanse, without center or border. All that remains when you let go is love - and that is the great secret. ~ Michael Gregory

Venue Highlights

Mindfulness Meditation Centers offers the classical teachings of Buddhism in a modern context with crystal-clear meditation instruction. The purpose of the Center is to provide a thorough, accurate Buddhist education to anyone interested with the intended goal of providing a clear path toward awakening. Teachings are offered by wise, compassionate and experienced teachers that provide the very pith of ancient teachings in a modern language and context. The main meditation center is in Florida, just 20 minutes from Sarasota and Saint Petersburg. The center is on 5 acres of beautiful undisturbed natural landscape. The center is fully equipped with a meditation hall, solo meditation cabins, meditation rooms, a library with thousands of rare books on Buddhism, a fully functional kitchen, pool area and 14 rooms for accommodation. We also have locations in Colorado, California and Minnesota. Each center provides high-quality meditation instruction supplemented by both weekend and long-term retreats. We offer weekly classes, weekend retreats, monthly retreats and 10 and 30 day retreats, that provide different levels of teachings from beginning mindfulness to advanced meditation practices offered at no cost and by donation only. All our programs, classes and retreats are also offered through our online learning system. This interactive provides live and recorded classes and retreats as well as an integrative learning program so you can study Buddhism from wherever you are.

Accommodations

We have a number of simple and elegant lodging options.

We have 5 outdoor retreat cabins with a bed, desk and chair and outside shower, set on beautiful pathways overlooking the lake.


We also have 5 shared double rooms and 4 single rooms in the Meditation Center with a bed, chair and desk and shared indoor bathroom with a shower and tub.

The retreat center is filled with precious and rare art hangings and statues from Tibet and India as well as a library with thousands of books on Buddhism and spirituality.

Amenities

  • A/C in Rooms
  • Free Wifi
  • Pool
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Tour Assistance
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Yoga Studio
  • Ceremony Space

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free

Menu/Cuisine

Three healthy and nutritious meals vegetarian are prepared by meal teams, that alternate each day, we also have vegan and gluten free options.

Mealtimes are generally as follows:

Breakfast 7:30 – 8:30 am
Lunch 12:30 – 1:30 pm
Afternoon Tea and Snacks 4 – 4:30 pm
Dinner 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Directions

The retreat center is only 15 minutes away from Sarasota International Airport and 35 minutes away from Tampa International Airport, detailed directions can be provided once you sign up for a retreat.

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Why Retreat?

We asked people why they go on retreat, here's what they said:

To continue down this amazing path I am on ! Linsey
 

Retreat Guru's Vision

We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.