New Mindful Eating Class coming Dec. 7th.  The holidays are often a time when people overindulge in food and drink. This workshop is for those who struggle with food.  For more information, click here.

    Qigong and Tai Chi Easy™
with Nancy Saum, RN


Online Mindful Movement Classes are now donation-based!

For details and to register please click here.







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.

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.

"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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