Welcome new and old friends. Americanayana IS the flavor of Buddhism for and by Americans. This lineage of Buddhism owes much to Hinayana and Mahayana and Vajrayana, but we wanna-be Buddhists can't awaken until we recognize our independence from the other forms of Buddhism while still realizing the interdependence of all. It actually started back with the American Transcendentalists such as Thoreau and Emerson and became most mainstream with the movies "What the Bleep Do We Know" and "The Secret". I got the idea for the name Americanayana from two streams. One stream is the idea of "Americana" and the recent Bob Dylan music fest called Americanarama. The other stream is the forms of Buddhism end in "ayana" so I coined the word "Americanayana" to suggest American Buddhism distinct from the others.
This meetup was most recently formerly known as 'Buddhism in Central Florida' and before that it went by the name 'The Orlando Buddhism Meetup Group: "American Beat" ' for some four years, and before that simply The Orlando Buddhism Meetup Group, probably since it started back in 2002, and it had an address of Buddhism-85
By the way, anyone that is a member can suggest a meetup. But I can edit it.