Regardless of your knowledge about Buddhism, this is a group for chatting about Buddhist beliefs and practices. Maybe you would like to recommend a book, or find out about a book you hadn't heard of before. Maybe you're wondering about the different Buddhist practice groups in Gainesville (there are more than one!). Or maybe you're curious about what Buddhists believe. Of course, if you have been practicing Buddhism already for 10,000 years (or only one week), you are also welcome. It would be great to have a mix of people ranging from those who are simply interested in learning a little to those who have a lot of varied experience with Buddhism.
Here is a (possibly incomplete) list of Buddhist and meditation groups in Gainesville. Please contact us if you would like your group added.
Paul Linn teaches a Wednesday evening sitting group and offers Vipassana meditation retreats several times each year. See floridavipassana.org for more information.
Students at the University of Florida can benefit from a variety of different types of mindfulness-based group practice opportunities at the UF Counseling & Wellness Center.
Dacing Crane Zen Center offers regular Tuesday Morning and Friday Night practices in the Sanbo Kyodan Zen tradition.