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San Pedro Center
Winter Park, Florida

Gainesville Vipassana Society

Jan 3 - 7, 2024
Retreat FULL
Our apologies but this retreat is currently full.
Please email paullinn109@gmail.com if you would like to be added to the waiting list.
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About this Retreat

Join us for an in-depth 5 day retreat at the San Pedro Spiritual Development Center in Winter Park Florida. San Pedro Spiritual Development Center is nestled in more than 200 acres of beautiful land surrounded by Lake Howell. This location is ideal for practicing silence and meditation. Guided meditation instructions, small group inquiry sessions, dharma talks, yoga and rest weave together to structure the retreat.

Teachings Offered on Donation Basis

We are able to continue this work through the generosity and donations of participants and supporters. You can make a donation HERE to support these teachings. All of the amounts on the registration pages reflect the costs for food and lodging.

The Practices

We will practice sitting, walking and standing meditation together in silence, with guided instructions offered throughout the entire retreat. Opportunities to take part in small group inquiry sessions complement the silent meditation and allow you to dive deeper into your meditation process through inquiry with the teachers. Each day there will also be optional yoga/movement and breathwork sessions and rest.


Paul Linn and Steve Bean will be co-leading this retreat. They have been co-leading residential meditation retreats through Gainesville Vipassana Society for over 25 years. This is a natural outgrowth of their love for these practices and a desire to share them with others. For more details please see their bios on this website.

Cancellation Policy

If you need to cancel, you can get a full refund prior to August 31, 2023. After August 31 but before November 1, 2023 you can receive 1/2 amount paid. No refunds after November 30, 2023.

Getting There

Registration begins at 4pm on Wednesday, January 3rd. If you are flying, come into the Orlando International Airport and get ground transportation to the address below. It is a short drive from the airport (about half an hour). If you are driving check out the map below. Plan to arrive by about 4pm for registration and getting settled in. Dinner is from 6 - 7pm with the program beginning afterwards.

What’s included

  • Meals
    Three delicious meals will be served daily. If you prefer vegetarian meals please indicate this in your payment comment.
  • Housing
    All accommodations are single with your own private bathroom. If you want to share a room with a family member or friend, please contact us to make arrangements at gvsinsight@gmail.com.
  • Ground Transportation
    If you fly into Orlando International Airport you will need to arrange for ground transportation to the center (limo, taxi, or rental).
  • Air Fare
    Air fare to and from Orlando is not included
  • Additional Nights
    Additional nights stay either before or after the retreat are not included


Retreat FULL
Our apologies but this retreat is currently full.
Please email paullinn109@gmail.com if you would like to be added to the waiting list.


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