2018 Seven-Day Buddhist Meditation Retreat – Deerhaven

Riding the Wave of Change

Presented by the Orlando Insight Meditation Group
Led by Peter Carlson

This retreat is suitable for beginning and more advanced meditators.

The practice will progress from cultivating mental tranquility with mindfulness of breathing meditation to developing vipassana, the Buddhist term for ongoing awareness of the changing nature of mind states, with the goal of reducing distress and developing a more joyful engagement with life, no matter what the circumstances might be.

The teacher has been actively practicing vipassana since 1982, and brings a rich mixture of Eastern and Western psychology to his teaching.

WHEN: March 3 – 1o, 2018

The retreat begins with dinner at 5:00 PM  Saturday, March 3 and ends with lunch Saturday, March 10.

WHERE: Deerhaven Retreat Center

Located in the Ocala National Forest about 40 miles north of Orlando, this site is the perfect place to advance your meditation practice to new depths and cultivate a peaceful abiding.

There are 12 motel room units with private baths (some are handicap accessible). There are additional 12 dormitories with bunk beds that sleep up to 20 people with a shared bath.


  • Fee is $550.
  • Includes room and vegetarian meals
  • Space is limited to 25 participants
  • Send deposit of $200 by January 31, 2018 to ensure attendance.
  • Deposit is non-refundable after February 20, 2018.
  • OIMG is prepared to provide some scholarship assistance.

In the Buddhist tradition, the teacher does not charge for the teaching. At the end of the retreat, students can gift the teacher as they see fit, a gesture called dana.

Please contact Sharon by phone at (407) 234-0006 or email for more information.

Only a few spots left. Register today.

To register, please complete both steps:

Step #1. Pay online with a credit card via PayPal


Make out a check payable to the Orlando Insight Meditation Group and mail it to: Sharon Wright, 115 Indian River Drive, Unit 221, Cocoa FL 32922

Step #2.  Complete the registration form below and submit it.

Retreat Registration Form

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NOTE:  OIMG will confirm your registration and deposit with an email.