Be Mindful. Be Happy.

Where We Meet:

Sarasota Mindfulness Institute at            

Unitarian Universalist Church                  

3975 Fruitville Rd. Sarasota, FL 34232

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Web Resources

How to Meditate:  A Guide to Formal Sitting Practice by Tara Brach.  


For fantastic resources on mindfulness, check out is the leading website dedicated to the best of mindfulness-based practices and a community for growing the movement.


Here's a TED talk video on 'Breathing Happiness' by Emma Seppala.


​​Check out this video on stress:  How stress affects your brain - Madhumita Murgia


Interested in starting a mindfulness meditation group in your community?  Here are our tips.

Greater Good Science Center:

The Greater Good Science Center studies the psychology, sociology, and neuroscience of well-being, and teaches skills that foster a thriving, resilient, and compassionate society.


American Mindfulness Research Association  is a comprehensive electronic resource and publication database that provides information to researchers, practitioners, and the general public on the scientific study of mindfulness and the latest advances in mindfulness research and practice through the publication Mindfulness Research Monthly.


​​SMI is a secular organization, but if you are interested in learning more about different wisdom traditions, check out the following websites:


For Theraveda Buddhism, check out the Sarasota group that meets at SMI:

SaraSangha is an insight (vipassana) meditation  group.  Our practice follows the teaching of the Buddha as taught within the tradition of Theravada Buddhism.  We welcome both new and experienced practitioners.


For guided meditations and more, go to:

Wildmind’s mission is to benefit the world by promoting mindfulness and compassion through the practice of Buddhist meditation.


For  Western Buddhist Vipassana teachings:

Since the early 1980's, Dharma Seed has collected and distributed dharma talks by teachers transmitting the Vipassana or Insight practices of Theravada Buddhism, the oldest Buddhist tradition still actively pursued in the 21st century.  Until now, the recordings have been available only on tapes and CDs. For the first time, this website makes them freely available for download or streaming as digital audio files (MP3s). New recordings are being added continuously from contemporary dharma teachers, both those well-known and those still known only to those who have attended their retreats.