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We apply meditation and mindfulness to everyday living.

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Guided Meditation and Dharma Talk
Guided Meditation and Dharma Talk
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Apr 20, 2024, 10:30 AM EDT
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10:30 AM
Guided Meditation and Dharma Talk
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4:00 PM
Suttas, Buddhist Teachings with Vimala
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Silent Meditation
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Silent Sitting and Walking Meditation
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Guided Meditation and Dharma Talk
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Guided Meditation and Discussion of Buddhist Teachings
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Silent Meditation
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Silent Sitting and Walking Meditation
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Guided Meditation
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Silent Meditation
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Happy Vesak Day ~ The Buddha Day Retreat
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  • Who comes to meditation classes?
    Young, old, men, women, straight and LGBTQ folks, the religious and non-religious, beginning and experienced meditators, any cultural background- All are Welcome!
  • Do I need anything to bring anything?
    Chairs are available at each location. If you prefer to use a yoga mat or cushion, please bring what you need to be comfortable. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that advocates that meditation and spiritual development should be available to everyone at no charge. Weekly classes are donation based. Donations are directed to building a new center for Blue Lotus-Florida.
  • Where are the classes?
    At this time, we are using a number of venues. Most programs are in person and/or online. Please check the calendars for the location of your class. Class time usually consists of a meditation period (guided, silent, walking), a dharma talk, and a discussion time to answer questions.
  • Popular Locations
    Cocoa Yoga Cafe 13843 Tamiami Trail North Port Fl. Unity Church of Peace 1250 Rutledge St. North Port FL Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Venice 1971 Pinebrook Road (Pinebrook and Edmondson Rd) Venice Fl. Venice United Church of Christ 620 Shamrock Blvd. Venice Fl. Wherever we gather, we create a space for calming the mind, cultivating peace and joy, and living in the present moment.

SPECIAL EVENTS

  • Happy Vesak Day ~ The Buddha Day Retreat
    Happy Vesak Day ~ The Buddha Day Retreat
    Sat, Jun 08
    Unitarian Universalist of Venice
    Jun 08, 2024, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM EDT
    Unitarian Universalist of Venice, 1971 Pinebrook Rd, Venice, FL 34292, USA
    Jun 08, 2024, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM EDT
    Unitarian Universalist of Venice, 1971 Pinebrook Rd, Venice, FL 34292, USA
    Full day retreat with Bhante Assaji. Experience guided and walking meditations, Sri Lankan lunch, and a presentation and discussion on “The Relevance of Buddha and His Teachings in the 21st Century.”
  • Meditate with a Monk
    Meditate with a Monk
    Sat, Jun 15
    Jacaranda Library
    Jun 15, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EDT
    Jacaranda Library, 4143 Woodmere Park Blvd, Venice, FL 34293, USA
    Jun 15, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EDT
    Jacaranda Library, 4143 Woodmere Park Blvd, Venice, FL 34293, USA
    Join Monk San for a peaceful meditation at the Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library. Registration required. Please call the library at (941) 861-1110.
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