Weekly Drop-In Groups

We are currently offering 2 weekly groups.   (Although there is no charge for attending, we gratefully accept donations of $5 - $10 per visit.)

.Guided Meditation(No experience necessary.)

      Wednesday, 6:00-7:00pm

      Fridays, noon-1:00pm

Meditation is held in the Reeb Room at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 3975 Fruitville Rd., Sarasota, FL. 

Our guided mindfulness meditation groups usually start with a short, silent period of "getting present."  After a brief period of introductions, we sit for 25-35 minutes, with light guidance. The remainder of our time together is spent discussing meditation and mindfulness in our lives.  

We also read books on mindfulness written by various authors in order to better focus our periods of discussion.  It is not necessary or even important for you to read along - any topic presented for discussion will be summarized by the facilitator.   You can drop into this book at any point.  

We are now reading the book 'Falling Awake'  by John Kabat-Zinn. The schedule is here.  For a list of previous books we have discussed in weekly sittings, see here.

The Institute is secular (non-religious).  These groups will utilize materials from various wisdom traditions, but no religion or tradition will be taught at our core programs.  ​​