The Sarasota MIndfulness Institute is an organization that was begun in 2009 by a small number of people who were interested in helping make Sarasota a happier and healthier place to live. With that aim in mind SMI offers classes in meditation, mindful movement classes of Qigong, Tai Chi and other classes as well. Meditation groups also meet several times each week.
SMI is registered in the State of Florida as a non-profit organization and is exempt from Federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (Tax ID #31024). All donations to SMI are fully tax-deductible to the extent provided by law.
SaraSangha, which practices Vipassana Meditation and the Good Cause Eco Sangha, which is an engaged Buddhist-oriented community bringing together contemplation and action, also meet at the Unitarian Universalist Church.
CHAIR: Kurt Maurer, Ph.D.
VICE CHAIR: Betsy Nelson, LCSW
SECRETARY: Elizabeth Johnston
TREASURER: Peg Tams
FACILITIES CHAIR: Roxanne Williamson
PROGRAM CHAIR: Robert Seyler, LCSW, LACD