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Upcoming Retreats

Our calendar lists upcoming retreats of FCM in Tampa and other locations. Please click on an event for more information or to register. More information about FCM's retreats can also be found in our Programs section.


    • 03 Nov 2018
    • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • FCM Practice Center, 6501 N. Nebraska Ave, Tampa, FL 33604
    Register

    Being a teen in today's world can be stressful.  While navigating the pressures of school, friends, and family one often feels upset and stressed. Through mindfulness practices we learn to relax and be more present in the moment. We learn ways to meet the day-to-day challenges of life with more focus, confidence, and ease.


    A Half-Day Teen Mindfulness Retreat for teens, ages 13-18, is being offered on November 3 from 1:30 to 4:30 pm. Activities will include sitting and walking mindfulness meditation, mindful movement, and other fun activities aimed at helping you bring mindfulness practices into your daily life.


    In order to participate each teen (under 18) will need to provide the facilitators when they arrive with a signed Parent/Guardian Permission Form.  A permission form is required for each Half Day Teen event, whether the teen has participated with us before or not. Click here, to find the Parent/Guardian Permission form to download, print, sign and bring to the retreat. Blank permission forms will be available at the event for parents/guardians to sign.


    While this event is free and open to all teens, it is necessary to register in advance to help with our planning and set-up.  Because many people have expressed a desire to make donations online rather than bringing cash or a check, we offer registration options that permit an online donation of $5 or $10. However, please understand that you do not need to make an online donation to register and that we welcome any support you may wish to offer when you arrive. Your generosity in providing a donation for the support of our Practice Center is greatly appreciated.


    For more information on the Half-Day Teen Mindfulness Retreat please contact Stephanie Bachmann Mattei at teen-program-coordinator@floridamindfulness.org


    We look forward to spending a renewing and inspiring day together.


    Retreat Facilitators
    Giacomo Mattei  has been a co-leader of the Mindful Teen Program at Florida Community of Mindfulness since its inception in 2015. He is a senior student in History and Political Science  at the University of Tampa. Giacomo has been involved in Vipassana Meditation for many years, regularly attending youth retreats at IMS and with iBme and serving at IMS family retreats.    


    Stephanie Bachmann Mattei helped establish the Mindful Teen Program at Florida Community of Mindfulness. Stephanie is a Certified Trainer with the Center for Nonviolent Communication, and a Qualified Teacher in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) through the UC-San Diego (UCSD) Mindfulness-Based Professional Institute. Stephanie has also trained with Mindful Schools (K-12 Mindfulness Curriculum Program) to support youth in learning and integrating mindfulness practices.


    • 17 Nov 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • FCM Practice Center, 6501 N. Nebraska Ave, Tampa, FL 33604
    Register

    Seeing Clearly: The Path Out of Suffering


    In this this Daylong Retreat, we will look at how the Buddha's seminal teaching on the Four Noble Truths can awaken and liberate us from the suffering that otherwise burdens our lives. The day will involve sitting and walking mindfulness meditation, Dharma teachings and guided meditations and reflections, opportunities for questions and answers, silent lunch, some lazy time, and mindful movements. Participants are requested to please respect and appreciate noble silence during the duration of the formal activities of the day. An opportunity for sharing and mindful conversation will be provided towards the end of the day. 


    The Daylong Retreat will be led by Ken Lenington and Angie Parrish, who are leading FCM's current Dharma Path Intensive. The day is open to all, and is appropriate for any experience level.

     

    For your own benefit and the benefit of all, we ask that you plan to remain for the entire day.

     

    While this event is free and open to all practitioners, it is necessary to register in advance to help with our planning and set-up.  Because many people have expressed a desire to make donations online rather than bringing cash or a check to the Daylong Retreat, we offer several registration options that permit an online donation. However, please understand that you do not need to make an online donation to register and that we welcome any support you may wish to offer in our "dana bowl" at the Daylong Retreat itself. Your generosity in providing a donation or "Dana" for the support of our teacher and Practice Center is greatly appreciated.

     

    Contact name and email for more information - Katy Shields, katyshieldsartist@gmail.com

           
    While this event is free and open to all practitioners, it is necessary to register in advance to help with our planning and set-up.  Because many people have expressed a desire to make donations online rather than bringing cash or a check to the Day of Mindfulness, we offer several registration options that permit an online donation. However, please understand that you do not need to make an online donation to register and that we welcome any support you may wish to offer in our "begging bowl" at the Day of Mindfulness itself. Your generosity in providing a donation or "Dana" for the support of our teacher and Practice Center is greatly appreciated.
    • 08 Dec 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • FCM Practice Center, 6501 N. Nebraska Ave, Tampa, FL 33604
    Register

    The Day will involve sitting and walking mindfulness meditation, guided meditations and reflections, Dharma teachings by Fred, an opportunity for questions and answers, silent lunch, some lazy time, and mindful movements. Participants are requested to please respect and appreciate noble silence during the duration of the formal activities of the day. An opportunity for sharing and mindful conversation will be provided towards the end of the day.

     

    For your own benefit and the benefit of all, we ask that you plan to remain for the entire day.

     

    While this event is free and open to all practitioners, it is necessary to register in advance to help with our planning and set-up.  Because many people have expressed a desire to make donations online rather than bringing cash or a check to the Daylong Retreat, we offer several registration options that permit an online donation. However, please understand that you do not need to make an online donation to register and that we welcome any support you may wish to offer in our "dana bowl" at the Daylong Retreat itself. Your generosity in providing a donation or "Dana" for the support of our teacher and Practice Center is greatly appreciated.

     

    Contact name and email for more information - Katy Shields, katyshieldsartist@gmail.com

          
    • 08 Dec 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Inner Light Center, 4810 Hickory Wood Dr, Naples, FL 34119
    • 35
    Register

    The Day will involve sitting and walking mindfulness meditation, guided meditations, a Dharma teaching by a Senior Student, an opportunity for questions and answers, silent lunch, some lazy time, and mindful movements. Participants are requested to please respect and appreciate noble silence during the duration of the formal activities of the day. An opportunity for sharing and mindful conversation will be provided towards the end of the day.

     

    For your own benefit and the benefit of all, we ask that you plan to remain for the entire day. 

     

    While this event is free and open to all practitioners, it is necessary to register in advance to help with our planning and set-up.  Because many people have expressed a desire to make donations online rather than bringing cash or a check to the Daylong Retreat, we offer several registration options that permit an online donation. However, please understand that you do not need to make an online donation to register and that we welcome any support you may wish to offer in our "dana bowl" at the Daylong Retreat itself. Your generosity in providing a donation or "Dana" for the support of our teacher and Practice Center is greatly appreciated.

     

    PLEASE NOTE: We have space limitations and have generally had a waiting list for our Naples Daylong Retreat. Out of consideration for others who would like to attend, please notify us at least 24 hours before the Daylong Retreat if you will be unable to attend so that we can fill the space.  Instructions for canceling will be in the confirmation email you will receive when you register.


    Please bring your own cushion if you have one. Extra cushions, as well as chairs, will also be available.


    Contact name and email for more information - Tony Pollitt, 
    fanthonypollitt@gmail.com

     


     


    • 24 Jan 2019
    • 3:00 PM
    • 28 Jan 2019
    • 1:00 PM
    • Franciscan Center, Tampa, Florida
    • 42
    FCM Winter 2019 Retreat at the Franciscan Center


    Please re-visit this page in December 2018 for a retreat description and to register.

    • 25 Apr 2019
    • 3:00 PM
    • 28 Apr 2019
    • 1:00 PM
    • Franciscan Center, Tampa, Florida
    • 42
    FCM Spring 2019 Retreat at the Franciscan Center


    Please re-visit this page in February 2019 for a retreat description and to register.

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