The Orlando Insight Meditation Group (OIMG) is a non-profit organization formed to support the practice of insight (vipassana) meditation in the Orlando area.

Our goal is to provide initial and ongoing support for the practice of Buddhist meditation. We offer introductory meditation courses, ongoing study groups, and retreats that range from one day to weekend and one week.

Founding Teacher

Peter CarlsonPeter Carlson has practiced Theravadin Mindfulness meditation since his first retreat at the Insight Meditation Society in Massachussetts in 1982.

He has sat over 30 retreats since then, lasting from 3 days to 3 months in duration and has attended retreats led by many different teachers, including Joseph Goldstein, Sharon Salzberg, Larry Rosenberg, Carol Wilson, Marcia Rose, Arinna Weisman, Bhante Gunaratana, S. N. Goenka, and, most recently, Matt Flickstein.

He has taught meditation classes and retreats in the Orlando area since 1992. As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, the dhamma is taught by Peter as a profound transcendent psychology that focuses on encouraging each student to understand Buddhist Psychology in depth, meditate regularly and diligently, and thoroughly integrate the liberation practices of Buddhism into one’s life in the world.

Meet the OIMG  teachers Peter has mentored…