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    West Broward Insight Meditation Community Four Mindfulness Events for 2021

    5 Day Sept 24th-28th, 2021 Mindfulness Online Retreat

    5 Day Sept – Zoom Mindfulness Retreat – Sept 24th-28th, 2021

    Please join us for our upcoming 5-day, at-home, online, insight meditation retreat, which will take place from Sept 24th-28th, 2021. The theme of the retreat will be on the 4 Limitless Qualities of the Heart; Loving-Kindness, Compassion, Appreciative Joy and Equanimity and how these practices help us live inclining and cultivating the open mind and compassionate heart, something that is very much needed during these challenging times.

    Each day there will be a lecture, some light guided instruction, a gentle mindful movement class, practice support meetings, and plenty of silent time to practice loving-kindness, self-compassion, and mindfulness meditation through seated, walking, mindful eating and contemplative writing exercises to explore each factor.  THIS RETREAT IS FREE. Donations to the teachers for their time, guidance, and sharing is greatly appreciated and can be made at

    To attend participants MUST REGISTER HERE. Once registered (on Zoom you will receive the link to attend the retreat via your email.

    The retreat begins on Sept 24th. There will be a Zoom orientation offered, with instructions on using zoom for retreat, sitting periods, practice support periods etc. at 3pm and then the retreat officially begins at 5pm and ends on Sept 28th at 3pm. We will have information up on a webpage regarding retreat schedule and sign up form for practice support meetings. The link to the webpage will be sent out in an email by Wednesday, Sept. 22nd.

    The facilitators for this retreat are: Cindy Ricardo, LMHC, Certified Mindfulness Teacher and Gentle Yoga Instructor, and Piero Falci, Qualified MBSR Teacher. To learn more about the facilitators please click on the names above.

    We hope you will join us for this wonderful opportunity to engage in the transformational practices of Insight Meditation and Compassion practices within a warm and welcoming community.

    Sunday Weekly Mindfulness Meditation Circle

    Sunday Weekly Mindfulness Meditation Circle – Please join us for our weekly Sunday mindfulness meditation group, from 11am-12:45pm on line via Zoom (click on link above) as we explore the many positive benefits of this peaceful and grounding practice. There will be basic instruction, a dharma talk on a topic related to mindfulness and a mindful inquiry period. During this group we learn to: * Alleviate stress and suffering by developing your capacity to stay in the present. * Open to the breath, body and emotions through guided meditations. * Cultivate the healing and connecting power of opening your heart to life, love and experience, through Compassion and Loving Kindness. We will also post information on retreats and other workshops related to mindfulness. Please feel free to contact Cindy Ricardo at 954-793-6442 for more information. Hope to see you there!

    A Day of Mindfulness

    A Day of Mindfulness – This event takes place on a Bi-Monthly basis online. The next event will take place on Saturday, Nov 6th, 2021 from 9am – 5pm. To attend please register at Zoom – Day of Mindfulness Event. – An opportunity to deepen knowledge and experienced of Insight Meditation. This is a teacher led event with short Dharma talks and 20-30 minute intervals of formal seated, walking, eating and Loving Kindness Meditation. We end with period of mindful inquiry and sharing encouraging all to ask questions, comments or share their experience of the practice. Beginning to experienced meditators are welcome.

    Introduction to Mindfulness and Compassion Practices

    Introduction to Mindfulness and Compassion Practices – Next date TBD. Once date is decided the registration link will be posted here.

    This is an opportunity to experience these transformative and healing practices with others in an online class setting. There will be 6 consecutive meetings (unless otherwise noted) Wednesdays from 6:30pm – 8:00pm and each session consists of short lectures, videos, interactive exercises, guided meditations and ends with a period of mindful inquiry. There are practices assigned in between sessions to help build the skills of Mindfulness and Compassion. The course includes a half day free Day of Mindfulness Event on a Saturday. For more information please contact Cindy Ricardo here.

    Come learn about the positive and healing benefits of this practice. Please feel free to contact us for further information.