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

1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Shambhala - Heart of Recovery

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

7:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Tallahassee Chan Center
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)

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

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

Meet the Monks!
Thursday, March 19  7:30 - 9:00 p.m.

As you may or may not know, there is a small group of Gelugpa Drepung Tibetan Monks in town. They will be performing a "sand mandala" offering at the Unitarian Church (2810 N Meridian Rd, Tallahassee, FL 32312) this week (it take several days to do a sand mandala), and this Thursday (3/19) the Tallahassee Buddhist Community will host a social welcoming them at our center, from 7:30-9pm. Please come by and join the event.

If you have never seen a sand mandala, it is worthwhile taking the time to see it. A mandala is a symmetrical diagram symbolizing the cosmic realm of a particular bodhisattva or buddha. The sand mandala is, needless to say, made out of fine grains of sand. It is very colorful and amazing to see how the monks use particular instruments to patiently create the mandala. The mandala they will be making is dedicated to the Medicine Buddha, the embodiment of healing and longevity. On Friday they will dismantle the mandala they have created out of sand--symbolizing impermanence. These Tibetan monks who perform the sand mandala offerings are trained in this art, which takes up most of their monastic training. They are essentially ritual specialists.

Thursday evening will be an opportunity to meet with them over snacks and tea. Please consider joining us for this event.


Dana Paramita -- Dogens's four methods of guidance
A public talk at the Tallahassee Buddhist Community

April 2, 2015 7: 00 p.m.
Tallahassee Buddhist Community
647 McDonnell Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32310
Suggested Offering $10 solely to support TBC


7-Day Zen Sesshin with Zen Master Bomun
April 3-9, 2015

Bomun Roshi (George Bowman)

Retreat at the Grassroots Community
Friday, April 3 - Sunday, April 9, 2015
See Event Flyer for retreat details.
Suggested donation of $50/day

Zen Master Bomun is a highly regarded and internationally known Zen Master. He has been teaching 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.

For more details, download the event flyer (pdf)

The retreat will be held at the Grassroots Community,
2469 Grassroots Way, Tallahassee.

Suggested donation is $50/day: Teacher works for Dana (not included 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.


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


Launch your week with silence and intention. Every Monday morning, the TBC is open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. for individual meditation practice. This is unstructured and self-guided. The only requirement is that you maintain silence and not disturb others. Sit for a few minutes, or stay for the entire session. Beginning meditators are welcome and basic instruction will be provided.

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. They also have a Heart of Recovery group that meets every Sunday afternoon, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. This meditation and discussion group combines Shambhala Buddhist meditation practice with individual paths of recovery from compulsive thoughts and behaviors.

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.

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