The FCM Sangha at the Tampa Practice Center grew out of seeds planted by Thich Nhat Hanh at a retreat in Key West in 1997. Four individuals who attended that retreat followed Thay's instructions to return home and find or create a sangha in their community, which they did, creating Dancing Waters Sangha. The small sangha grew, and soon discovered a marvelous teacher in Naples, Florida: Fred Eppsteiner. Over the years the seedling planted by Thay has blossomed into the lovely FCM Sangha at the new Tampa Practice Center.
FCM Practice Center, 6501 N. Nebraska Avenue, Tampa, FL 33604, between Hillsborough and Sligh Avenues. Turn east on Lambright off of Nebraska, then make immediate left into parking lot.
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When and Where: The Tampa Sangha meets every Sunday morning from 10:00 am to noon (please try to arrive about 15 minutes early). Come upstairs and remove your shoes in the Meditation Hall foyer. Enter the Meditation Hall quietly and settle in.
Beginning at 10:00 am, we practice mindfulness sitting meditation for 30 minutes, walking meditation for about 15 minutes, and then listen to a Dharma talk or participate in a Dharma discussion. We end with time for tea and informal socializing.
Monthly Orientation: A 30-minute orientation for newcomers is offered the first Sunday of each month at 9:15 a.m. in the Lotus Room in the Education Building (no registration required - simply show up). In addition, a two-hour Introduction to Mindfulness and Meditation workshop is offered the second Saturday of each month (learn more).