2017 One-Week 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: February 12 – 19, 2017

The retreat begins with dinner at 5:00 PM  Sunday, February 12 and ends with lunch on the following Sunday.

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.


  • $490.
  • Includes room and  vegetarian meals

Space is limited to 20 participants. Deposit is non-refundable after February 1, 2017.

Registration is closed. Please contact us to be placed on the waiting list, and we’ll let you know if a spot opens up.