pathBodhi Tree Meditation Center (Largo, FL)
A suburban meditation center on Florida's Central Gulf coast. The one acre grounds feature a meditation hall, areas for outside walking meditation, a bookstore, and a specimen of the Bodhi Tree. Although Theravadan in orientation, the center also hosts teachers from other traditions. Intensive retreats are offered periodically. For more information, contact Jim Cameron, 11355 Dauphin Ave, Largo FL 34648-2903 / Phone (813)392-7698

Orlando Insight Meditation Society
Offers weekly meditation, periodic intensive retreats, and an ongoing Buddhist study group. For more information, contact Peter Carlson. Phone (407) 339-5444

Circle of Vipassana (Largo, FL)
A small but dedicated sangha meeting sometimes in private homes, sometimes in a local yoga studio. The group sits in a circle to emphasize the fact that it is a community of practictioners who come together to reinforce each other's commitment to regular practice. Several times a year it offers a one-day retreat. Every winter it has an intensive weekend retreat in some remote part of Florida, led by Bhante Gunaratana (Bhavana Society), author of Mindfulness in Plain English. The weekly sitting group is designed for experienced students, but instruction is available for beginners. For more info, contact Jeanne Malmgren, 6460 Burning Tree Dr, Largo FL 33777-4613 / Phone (727) 392-8103

Southeast Vipassana Association (Jacksonville, FL)
Offers courses in Vipassana Meditation in the tradition of Sayagyi U Ba Khin as taught by S.N. Goenka and his assistant teachers. E-mail

Flowing Dharma (Tampa, FL)
Sponsors residential and non-residential retreats of various lengths led by various Vipassana teachers from around the country. Also supports local sangha building, outreach/educational efforts as well as local and national Buddhist organizations. Phone: (813) 989-9910 / E-Mail:


Gateless Gate Zen Center - provides residents of Gainesville with an opportunity to practice Zen meditation in a group setting on a weekly basis. They also are actively involved in prison outreach and are a great resource for inmates and friends and family of inmates.

Insight Meditation Society - Center in Western Mass offering an extensive schedule of residential retreats.

Spirit Rock - A vibrant community in Northern California offering residential retreats, classes and much, much more.

Madison Insight Meditation Group- Offering residential retreats in Wisconsin

Mid America Dharma Group - Offering residential retreats in Central US states.

Buddhist Resource File- Extensive listing of Buddhist site. If you can't find it here, it probably doesn't exist!

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