West Broward Insight Meditation Community

Four Mindfulness Events for 2021

5 Day New Year Vipassana/ Mindfulness Retreat – January 8th-12th 2021

Please join us for our upcoming 5-day, at-home, online, insight meditation retreat, which will take place from January 8 to 12, 2021. Begin 2021 with a free mindfulness retreat that will focus on “The Seven Factors of Awakening.” : Mindfulness, Investigation, Energy, Joy, Tranquility, Concentration and Equanimity. Each day there will be a lecture, some light guided instruction, a gentle mindful movement class, teacher 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  paypal.me/wbmindfulness.

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 Jan 8th. There will be a Zoom orientation offered, with instructions on using zoom for retreat, sitting periods, practice support periods etc. at 4pm and then the retreat officially begins at 6pm and ends on Jan 12th at 1pm. 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, Jan 6th.

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 CirclePlease join us for our weekly Sunday mindfulness meditation group, from 11am-12:30pm 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 – This event takes place on a Bi-Monthly basis online. The next event will take place on Saturday, March 6th, 2021 from

Coming into stillness helps deepen our connection with life.

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 – Next date is March 10th-April 7th, 2021. To register go to Mindfulness and Compassion Zoom Registration.

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.