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Mindfulness Institute Events/Calendar

Our Mindfulness Institute Calendar lists upcoming classes and workshops at the Tampa Center and in Naples and St. Petersburg. Please click on an event for more information or to register. The full FCM calendar with all teachings, workshops and events can be found via this link.

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Upcoming events

    • 02 Dec 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • FCM Practice Center, Meditation Hall, 6501 N. Nebraska Ave, Tampa, FL 33604

    Mindfulness can be understood as a special way of paying attention. We focus our awareness in the present moment, with complete acceptance of our thoughts, feelings and bodily sensations, just as they are. Rather than being lost in regrets about the past or worries about the future, we are completely present in this very moment. Through developing this way of paying attention we become more grounded, peaceful, resilient and loving.


    Thich Nhat Hanh said, “You cannot have mindfulness without compassion and the practice of compassion always begins with compassion towards oneself.”


    Please join us for a morning of practicing the 4 Foundations of Mindfulness in the Plum Village tradition – Stopping, Calming, Resting, Healing. Join us for a morning of developing the mind of relaxation, nourishment and refreshment, not only for ourselves, but for the benefit of others, as well.

    Workshop Leader: Darlene Stewart, LMHC. Darelene is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, retired Vice President of Clinical Services for The Children’s Advocacy Center of Volusia County, a mental health facility providing abuse-related trauma services to child victims and family members. She also has experience in family counseling, play therapy, substance abuse treatment, school counseling and has been an elementary school teacher.  She has been a mindfulness practitioner

    since 2000.

    • 09 Jan 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • 6501 N. Nebraska Avenue, Tampa, FL 33604
    • 28
    Introduction to Mindfulness and Meditation
    A Four-Week Series

    Do you live in your thoughts about the past or worries about the future? Do your emotions often cause stress and confusion? Do you get carried away by dramas?

    Introduction to Mindfulness and Meditation is a four-week course designed to support the practice of mindfulness, helping us develop the skills and attention to be fully present to our lives in the present moment, and to touch each moment deeply.  It is intended for those new to mindfulness and meditation, as well as for those who want to review the basics and establish a more consistent daily mindfulness and meditation practice. The course includes basic instruction as well as an exploration of practical ways to bring mindfulness into daily activities.  

     Learning Objectives:
    • Systematically explore mindfulness of breathing, the body and physical sensations through sitting and walking meditation and the body scan practice.
    • Establish and maintain a daily meditation practice.
    • Practice mindful meditation to explore the emotions, thoughts, and  overall awareness.
    • Apply mindfulness to difficult emotions and thoughts to avoid getting caught up in dramas.
    • Cultivate daily meditation and mindfulness practices so that mindfulness becomes an integral part of your daily life.        
    This four-week course will begin on Tuesday, January 9, 16, 23 and 30, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Classes will be held at the FCM Practice Center, 6501 N. Nebraska Avenue, in Tampa. The cost is $75 for all four sessions. If you have questions, please contact us at info@floridamindfulness.org.     
    • 01 Mar 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 6501 N. Nebraska Ave., Tampa, FL 33604
    • 20

    Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

    8-Week Program Beginning Thursday, March 1, 2018

    (25 hours CE available*)

    Do you have a “problem” or “challenge” that causes you to suffer in some way, physically, emotionally, or mentally? Among the difficulties people report when they come to our mindfulness classes are stress and anxiety, chronic pain or illness, depression, relationship difficulties, and more.

    Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD., is an eight-week program that systematically teaches mindfulness practices and therapeutic yoga to help reduce stress, increase well-being, and support health, healing and personal growth. The weekly meetings help participants integrate the practices into daily life.

    Please note that while the class will be held at the FCM Center, it is important to point out that MBSR has been designed specifically to be non-denominational and, therefore, complements any existing religious or spiritual practice (or lack thereof).

    Please visit our MBSR webpage for more in-depth information about our program.

    Advance registration is required. Class size is limited to 20.

    Fee: $285 ($250 tuition + $35 materials fee) before February 1; $335 ($300 tuition + $35 materials fee) after January 31. Limited scholarship funds are available.

    Cancellation Policy: Full refund (less a $30 registration fee) prior to Class 1 on March 1. No refunds after Class 1.

    Course Components and Class Dates:

    • 1 Orientation Class, 2 hours (required) - February 22, 6:30-8:30 pm (the Orientation Class will be conducted online using Zoom. Participants may access via computer or a phone conference line)
    • 8 Weekly Classes, 2.5 hours - Thursday evenings from 6:30 - 9:00 pm, March 1 through April 19
    • 1 All-Day Retreat, 7 hours - April 7 


    Angie Parrish is a Qualified Teacher of MBSR as defined by the UC-San Diego Mindfulness-Based Professional Institute. She brought the fruits of her experience in mindfulness and meditation into her professional career as an employee benefits consultant for a wide variety of organizations, including many employee training programs. Angie has developed and taught classes on Mindful Dialogue, Mindfulness and Stress Reduction, Mindfulness and Money Management, and Introduction to Mindfulness classes for both the general public and for employee groups.

    Angie has been a student of Buddhism and mindfulness for over 20 years. After a 1999 retreat with Thich Nhat Hanh, she became a student of Fred Eppsteiner's and a member of the Florida Community of Mindfulness (FCM). She is currently the Executive Director of FCM.

    * Florida Community of Mindfulness, Inc. is approved by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling to provide continuing education credits through CE Provider # 50-14766. Total in-class time is 25 hours over 8 weeks. 

    Mindfulness Institute Grievance Procedure

    Mail a statement describing your complaint to: Director of Continuing Education, 6501 N. Nebraska Avenue, Tampa, FL 33604.

    Questions? E-mail us at info@floridamindfulness.org or call 813-237-0746.

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