Introduction to Mindfulness Class on Zoom starting October 19, 2020 for 3 sessions.  See details and register here.

    Qigong and Tai Chi Easy™
with Nancy Saum, RN


Online only.  New times and pricing starting in October 2020.  For details and to register please click here.

Listen to the new audio recordings

by Nancy Saum.  Body Scan and Web of Life.

Meditating with the Body

by Willa Miller


On the Mind and Life Institute’s app, there is a recent interview with Willa Miller, a meditation teacher and Buddhist scholar, speaking about the role of the body in mindfulness practice.  


You can hear this very interesting 50 minute interview here.

Online Mindfulness Course!

See the online Introduction to Mindfulness course recorded by SMI teacher Carl Eisen under Audio Recordings. We also have other guided meditations by SMI teachers.

A Thank You to our Friends!

Loving Kindness Retreat

SMI would like to invite you to join us on a day-long online retreat. The retreat is a gift to our community to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Sarasota Mindfulness Institute. This one day retreat will be held in silence. Please plan ahead regarding where in your house you will be able to meditate for a prolonged period without being disturbed. You will want a place to practice both sitting and walking meditation.  There will be a lunch break, so plan to have a lunch already prepared or choose something that can be easily prepared.

The theme of the retreat is Lovingkindness & Compassion. There will be short talks and guided meditations. Sitting meditation will be followed by walking meditation in a rhythm appropriate for the day. Everyone is welcome. Please join us!

The retreat will be held online via Zoom.

Saturday, November 7, 2020: 10:00am- 3:00pm

Retreat instructors: Lily Myers & Lisa Patterson

Click HERE to register. 







Stronger Together 

During these challenging times, while we are all navigating uncertainty,  the support of our community is essential. More than ever we are committed to creating a safe space for our community to share in mindfulness by continuing to host our weekly meditations. 

Our weekly gatherings hold a special place in our hearts because we know how important human connection is, especially now. We will continue to follow the recommendations of the CDC for in person gatherings. Until then, we look forward to seeing you in our online space. Stronger together. 

Weekly Sits 
Wednesday 6PM EST 
Friday 12PM EST

If you fill out this form, you will receive weekly reminders for the scheduled meditations on Wednesday 6PM and Friday 12PM and with the Zoom link.  You only need to fill out this form once.

To see our group guidelines/agreements and for Zoom instructions, click here.

"Never mind what I have been taught.  Forget about theories and prejudices and stereotypes.  I want to understand the true nature of life.  I want to know what this experience of being alive really is.  I want to apprehend the true and deeper qualities of life; and I don't want to just accept somebody else's explanation.  I want to see it for myself."         - Bhante G

Be Mindful. Be Happy.

Where We Meet:

Sarasota Mindfulness Institute at            

Unitarian Universalist Church                  

3975 Fruitville Rd. Sarasota, FL 34232

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