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10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Dhyana (Meditation) Practice

August, Date TBA
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Family Dharma Day
FDD is in summer recess and
will resume this August.

For location info, e-mail

7:00 - 8:30 a.m.
Monday Morning Meditation
Self-guided Meditation

7:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Tallahassee Chan Group
Meditation, Discussion

Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Tallahassee Shambhala

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Cypress Tree Zen Group
Meditation, Chanting, Dharma Talk, Discussion

First Tuesday of the Month
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Board Meeting for the TBC
(open to all)

5:15 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.

7:15 - 8:15 p.m.
Tallahassee Shambhala

5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

7:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Beginning Meditation Instruction

7-Day Zen Style Retreat with Zen Master George Bowman
November 7-13, 2014

Zen Master George Bowman (Bo Mun Soen sa Nim)

Public Lecture at TBC:
Resolution of Uncertainty in Zen
Thursday, November 6, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Suggested voluntary donation of $10

Retreat at Grassroots Community
Zen Sesshin
Friday, Nov. 7 - Sunday, Nov. 13
See Event Flyer for details.
Suggested donation of $50/day

Zen Master Bomun is a highly regarded and internationally known Zen Master. He has beenteaching in Tallahassee since 1992 when he received Dharma transmission from his teacher Zen Master Sueng Sahn. Practicing, studying and teaching the dharma have been his life’s work since he first met Suzuki Roshi in 1969.

David Dae An Rynick, who will co-lead the retreat, is Abbot and co-founder of the Boundless Way Zen Temple in Worcester, MA. He began Zen practice in 1981 and has studied with Zen Master Bomun since 1991. In 2011, he received dharma transmission from Zen Master Bomun. His book, The Truth Never Fails is from Wisdom (2012).

Post retreat paddling trip: A group kayak/canoe trip will depart from the head waters of the Wacissa river on Friday November 14. Boats and gear will be obtained from a local outfitter. If you want to be part of this event, please register with Ralph Dougherty. (Contact information below.)

For more details, download the event flyer (pdf)

The public lecture will be at the Tallahassee Buddhist Community in Railroad Square, 647 McDonnell Dr. The retreat will be held at the Grassroots Community, 2469 Grassroots Way.

Suggested donation is $50/day: Teacher works for Dana (not inzluded in the retreat donation). Three meals and an evening snack will be served. Tea, coffee, water will be available. For more information or to register for the retreat, please send an e-mail to:

or call (850) 228-8805.


Welcome Tallahassee Shambhala!

Shambala Meditation Center

We are pleased to announce that the Tallahassee Shambhala group has joined the TBC sangha. They offer meditation practice at the TBC every Tuesday at noon and Wednesday evening at 7:15 p.m. These are open to all meditators, beginning and experienced.

The Tallahassee Shambhala Buddhist Meditation Group is part of an international community of urban meditation and rural retreat centers founded by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, a Tibetan Buddhist meditation master, artist, author and poet. The community is now led by his son and spiritual heir, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. The Shambhala vision is one that emphasizes the cultivation of fearless, gentle, and intelligent action in the world. We invite you to explore our diverse programs designed to help people of all traditions discover their inherent sanity, gentleness and humor.

Learn more at:

Monday Morning Meditation -- 7:00 - 8:30 a.m.


Launch your week with silence and intention. Beginning Monday, April 21st, the TBC will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. for meditation practice. This will be unstructured and self-guided; you are welcome to sit or walk as you wish, or even do prostrations or yoga. The only requirement is that you maintain silence and not disturb others. Come by for a few minutes, or stay the whole hour and a half. This is your practice.


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