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Events/Calendar

Our calendar lists weekly sanghas of FCM at the Tampa Center and in Naples and St. Petersburg, including the teaching schedule for our teacher, Fred Eppsteiner. In addition, it lists other FCM-sponsored events including classes and workshops, Days of Mindfulness, retreats, and special activities. Please click on an event for more information or to register (for all events other than weekly sangha).


Upcoming events

    • 24 Apr 2014
    • 6:00 PM
    • 27 Apr 2014
    • 1:00 PM
    • Franciscan Center, Tampa, Florida
    • 0
    Registration is closed
    FCM Spring Retreat at the Franciscan Center
    If you are receiving a message that the registration limit has been reached and the retreat is full, please use this link to sign up for the Retreat Waiting list.

    “Non-fear is the greatest practice in Buddhism.  It is the greatest gift we can offer to those we love.”  Thich Nhat Hanh

    The next residential retreat of our Florida Community of Mindfulness (FCM) will be held April 24th through April 27th. The three day retreat is entitled “Composting Fear into Fearlessness: Healing & Transforming the Separate Self through the Practice of Non-fear.”

    Although the Buddha taught that all beings experience a state of anxiety when they resist the impermanence and unpredictability of life, sincere Dharma students often continue to struggle with long-standing fear-based emotional responses. Although longing to be happy and enjoy ease and well-being, they continue to be driven by strong habit energies of worry, anxiety, fear, self-doubt and even dread in their daily life.  

    Why do we invest so much energy into avoiding and running away from our fears?  Why, when fear arises, do we look away, act out, repress, avoid, smooth over, take a pill, go to the mall, or read another book on Buddhism?

    Buddhism teaches that to truly free the mind from fear, we can’t simply deny or cover over its existence. Instead, we have to look deeply into the causes of our fears. In order to overcome our delusions around life that create our fears, we need to practice mindfulness, calming, and insight to become intimate with these fears rather than trying to cast them out. By doing so, we discover a profound personal fearlessness within. We now have a capacity to live a courageous life.

    In this three-day retreat we will stop and meditate deeply on the nature of the conscious and unconscious historical habit energies that drive our fear/anxiety responses to life. Dharma talks, guided meditations, experiential exercises and group dialogues will clarify for participants what nurtures and supports their self-created unhappiness and learn how to live a better and emotionally saner life. We will begin to integrate the reality of impermanence, transforming our view from one of resistance and fear to a deep appreciation of life’s wonders.

    This retreat will be led by senior members of the Florida Community of Mindfulness. Daily, Fred will attend the retreat to give the Dharma Talk and to facilitate a question-and-answer session for participants related to the teachings and meditative practices being offered. As usual, this will be a silent retreat. The silence affords us the opportunity to deepen our meditative experience while absorbing the experiential meaning of the teachings and practices presented.

    The retreat is being held in Tampa, Florida at The Franciscan Center, located on the Hillsborough River. The registration fee covers both room and board (three vegetarian meals daily), as well as any administrative and incidental expenses connected to the retreat. The teachings are offered in the Buddhist tradition of Dana, wherein the teacher freely gives of him or herself to the students out of gratitude for what they’ve received from their teachers and a desire to be of service. The student’s response is also based on Dana, i.e. generosity that naturally flows from a sense of appreciation of the value of Dharma and gratitude to the living lineage.

    The retreat begins with dinner on Thursday, April 24th, and ends after lunch on Sunday, April 27th. The Franciscan Center has both single and double occupancy accommodations. If you are seeking double occupancy and have someone you wish to room with, please indicate their name. Otherwise, you will be placed in a room with another participant who has requested double occupancy as well. The registration fee for single occupancy is $325 and the fee for double-occupancy is $275.

    Please note that participation in this retreat is open to both members and non-members of the Florida Community of Mindfulness. While participation in our local sanghas and Days of Mindfulness is open to everyone, membership in FCM is for persons wanting to deepen their practice of living an awakened life by being part of a dedicated practice community, having a direct relationship with a Dharma teacher, and participating in practice opportunities such as Intensives and longer retreats. 

    The retreat registrar will be sending additional information to accepted registrants before the retreat begins. Directions to the Franciscan Center and other retreat information will be sent to all registrants prior to the retreat.

    The last day to register for the retreat is March 25th, but registration is limited and you will be notified if you accepted into the retreat or whether you have been placed on the waiting list by March 27th.

    • 26 Apr 2014
    • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Hillsborough River State Park
    Join us for a lazy paddle down the Hillsborough River, followed by a picnic lunch in lovely Hillsborough River State Park. Our plans for the day are as follows:

    8:15 am - arrive at park, $6 per carload. Gate will be open
    8:30 am - sign in and outfit our canoes. Those wishing to rent canoes must be here by 8:30 for the canoe rental
    9:00 am - 1 pm canoeing on the river
    1:30 pm - leave park

    Please let Chris know (chrisrg88@yahoo.com) if you will need to rent a canoe so that we can give a rough number to the park. Also, please bring a veggie lunch or snack as we will have a lunch break along the river.
    • 27 Apr 2014
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • FCM Practice Center, 6501 N. Nebraska Ave, Tampa 33604

    Weekly mindfulness meditation and teachings. Please visit Tampa Sangha for more information.

    • 27 Apr 2014
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Bala Vinyasa Yoga in Naples

    Weekly mindfulness meditation and teachings.  Please visit Naples Sangha for more information.

    • 30 Apr 2014
    • 6:00 PM - 6:50 PM
    • FCM Center, 6501 N. Nebraska Avenue, Tampa, FL 33604
    Qigong is Chinese yoga and meditation that involves gentle but surprisingly effective ways of moving and caring for the mind and body. It uses low-impact exercises drawn from Daoism, Buddhism, traditional Chinese health practices, and even Asian martial arts traditions. Sessions include 50 minutes of simple warm-up exercises and short movement forms to stretch and condition the body. Appropriate for beginners and people with more experience. This class currently meets on Wednesday evenings 6:00 – 6:50 at the FCM Practice Center.

    There is no charge for this class, but donations are gratefully accepted. All are welcome regardless of ability to contribute.
    • 30 Apr 2014
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • FCM Practice Center, 6501 N. Nebraska Ave, Tampa 33604

    "Relax & Renew" meets every Wednesday evening from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm (please try to arrive about 10 minutes early). Come upstairs and remove your shoes in the Meditation Hall foyer. Enter the Meditation Hall quietly and settle in.

    We will practice deep relaxation, loving kindness meditation, and other guided meditations, so please bring a yoga mat or help yourself to an extra sitting mat from the foyer.

    • 30 Apr 2014
    • 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
    • Unitarian Universalist Church in St. Pete

    Weekly mindfulness meditation and teachings.  Please Visit St. Pete Sangha for more information.

    • 01 May 2014
    • 5:30 PM - 6:45 PM
    • FCM Center, Tampa
    A weekly gentle yoga class relaxes, stretches, and replenishes the mind, body, and spirit. Find comfort in your meditation seat by bringing flexibility and joint freedom into your practice. This class is taught by Evelyn Greenfield. Evelyn has taught yoga since 2002, and her experience and lovely presentation in teaching creates a truly relaxing and nourishing environment for yoga practice.

    Classes are free for FCM members (dana is always appreciated) and $10 each for non-members. No registration is required.
    • 02 May 2014
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • FCM Center, Tampa
    We are a mindfulness and meditation group for 18-38 year olds. We meet every other Friday from 6:30pm to 8:00pm in the Meditation Hall to practice sitting and walking mediation as well as to share about our engagement with the practices of mindfulness and the Buddha's teachings in our lives, keeping a focus on the types of issues unique to our age group.
    • 04 May 2014
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • FCM Practice Center, 6501 N. Nebraska Ave, Tampa 33604

    Weekly mindfulness meditation and teachings. Please visit Tampa Sangha for more information.

    • 04 May 2014
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Bala Vinyasa Yoga in Naples

    Weekly mindfulness meditation and teachings.  Please visit Naples Sangha for more information.

    • 06 May 2014
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • FCM Practice Center, 6501 N. Nebraska Ave, Tampa, FL 33604

    When talking with a friend, cooking for family, participating in a meeting at work, or simply driving in traffic, are we really "here," focused on this moment? Do we sometimes feel swept away by emotions or lost in thought? Practicing mindfulness will help us to "show up" for life, make deliberate and healthy choices, and more fully enjoy the rich experience of the present moment. 

    The Florida Community of Mindfulness (FCM) is pleased to offer a six-week course, "Awakening to Life: An Introduction to Mindfulness and Meditation," designed to support the practice of mindfulness. The course is intended for those new to the practice of mindfulness, as well as those seeking to establish a more consistent daily mindfulness practice.  Each class will focus on experiencing the basic practices for establishing mindfulness and will allow time for discussion and sharing. Participants will learn about mindfulness of the breath, physical sensations, emotions, thoughts, and the “bigger” mind.  The classes are experiential, with practices each week that may include sitting and walking meditation, deep relaxation, loving kindness meditation, and practicing mindfulness in everyday life. 

    The course will commence on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 and meet each Tuesday, through June 10, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.  Classes will be held at the FCM Practice Center, 6501 N. Nebraska Avenue, in Tampa.  The cost is $75 for all six sessions. If you have questions, please contact us at info@floridamindfulness.org.

     


    • 07 May 2014
    • 6:00 PM - 6:50 PM
    • FCM Center, 6501 N. Nebraska Avenue, Tampa, FL 33604
    Qigong is Chinese yoga and meditation that involves gentle but surprisingly effective ways of moving and caring for the mind and body. It uses low-impact exercises drawn from Daoism, Buddhism, traditional Chinese health practices, and even Asian martial arts traditions. Sessions include 50 minutes of simple warm-up exercises and short movement forms to stretch and condition the body. Appropriate for beginners and people with more experience. This class currently meets on Wednesday evenings 6:00 – 6:50 at the FCM Practice Center.

    There is no charge for this class, but donations are gratefully accepted. All are welcome regardless of ability to contribute.
    • 07 May 2014
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • FCM Practice Center, 6501 N. Nebraska Ave, Tampa 33604

    "Relax & Renew" meets every Wednesday evening from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm (please try to arrive about 10 minutes early). Come upstairs and remove your shoes in the Meditation Hall foyer. Enter the Meditation Hall quietly and settle in.

    We will practice deep relaxation, loving kindness meditation, and other guided meditations, so please bring a yoga mat or help yourself to an extra sitting mat from the foyer.

    • 07 May 2014
    • 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
    • Unitarian Universalist Church in St. Pete

    Weekly mindfulness meditation and teachings.  Please Visit St. Pete Sangha for more information.

    • 08 May 2014
    • 5:30 PM - 6:45 PM
    • FCM Center, Tampa
    A weekly gentle yoga class relaxes, stretches, and replenishes the mind, body, and spirit. Find comfort in your meditation seat by bringing flexibility and joint freedom into your practice. This class is taught by Evelyn Greenfield. Evelyn has taught yoga since 2002, and her experience and lovely presentation in teaching creates a truly relaxing and nourishing environment for yoga practice.

    Classes are free for FCM members (dana is always appreciated) and $10 each for non-members. No registration is required.
    • 10 May 2014
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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    DAY OF MINDFULNESS

    Naples

    Saturday, May 10th, 2014

    Naples 


    Please join us for a Day of Mindfulness on Saturday, May 10th, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., at the Inner Light Center, 4810 Hickory Wood Dr, Naples, FL 34119.

    This day of silence will include a Dharma talk by our teacher Fred Eppsteiner, periods of sitting and walking meditation, silent lunch, mindful movement, deep relaxation, and a closing sharing circle. Please bring a vegetarian lunch and a drink of your choice, as well as your own cushion if you have one. Extra cushions, as well as chairs, will also be available. Please also bring a yoga mat or towel to lie on for deep relaxation. Although there is no registration fee, please register so that we know how many are coming. Voluntary donations are welcome and encouraged at the end of the day in support of our teacher and the FCM community.

    • 10 May 2014
    • 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • FCM Practice Center, 6501 N. Nebraska Ave, Tampa, FL 33604
    Please join us for this Half Day of Mindfulness on May 10th.

    Our half day will involve sitting and walking mindfulness meditation, and a teaching and discussion. Participants are requested to please respect and appreciate noble silence during the duration of the formal activities of the morning. 

    While this event is free and open to all practitioners, it is necessary to register in advance.  Your generosity in providing a donation or Dana for the use of the facility and the support of FCM is gratefully accepted and
    encouraged.
    • 10 May 2014
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 6501 N. Nebraska Avenue, Tampa, FL 33604
    Please join us on May 10th for a potluck dinner at 5:00 followed by a family concert at 6:30 with singer/songwriter Shana Smith, aka Shana Banana. This will be a concert for all-ages, incorporating chanting and mindfulness-based singalongs and some original songs about mindfulness, nature and the life-lovin' path.

    Shana Smith is an award winning singer/song writer who began her career in 1999. Born in Hawaii, she is a long time Florida resident and has a Master's Degree from the University of South Florida in Oceanography. Shana has a strong commitment to the environment and helping our children get the very best start we can give them.Through her work with the Seminole Tribe of Florida and her connection to the environment, she has developed a wonderful musical program for adults entitled “From Mangroves to Orange Groves: A Musical Tour of Florida.” She also has a children’s version of the program, entitled “Banana Beach Party.” She has performed at major festivals, schools, performing arts centers, jazz and blues events across the country, and at yoga studios and spiritual centers. She conducts krtan circles for adults and children called "Chanting to the Open Heart". We are so fortunate to host Shana at the FCM Practice Center!
    • 11 May 2014
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • FCM Practice Center, 6501 N. Nebraska Ave, Tampa 33604

    Weekly mindfulness meditation and teachings. Please visit Tampa Sangha for more information.

    • 11 May 2014
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Bala Vinyasa Yoga in Naples

    Weekly mindfulness meditation and teachings.  Fred Eppsteiner will be teaching. Please visit Naples Sangha for more information.

    • 14 May 2014
    • 6:00 PM - 6:50 PM
    • FCM Center, 6501 N. Nebraska Avenue, Tampa, FL 33604
    Qigong is Chinese yoga and meditation that involves gentle but surprisingly effective ways of moving and caring for the mind and body. It uses low-impact exercises drawn from Daoism, Buddhism, traditional Chinese health practices, and even Asian martial arts traditions. Sessions include 50 minutes of simple warm-up exercises and short movement forms to stretch and condition the body. Appropriate for beginners and people with more experience. This class currently meets on Wednesday evenings 6:00 – 6:50 at the FCM Practice Center.

    There is no charge for this class, but donations are gratefully accepted. All are welcome regardless of ability to contribute.
    • 14 May 2014
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • FCM Practice Center, 6501 N. Nebraska Ave, Tampa 33604

    "Relax & Renew" meets every Wednesday evening from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm (please try to arrive about 10 minutes early). Come upstairs and remove your shoes in the Meditation Hall foyer. Enter the Meditation Hall quietly and settle in.

    We will practice deep relaxation, loving kindness meditation, and other guided meditations, so please bring a yoga mat or help yourself to an extra sitting mat from the foyer.

    • 14 May 2014
    • 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
    • Unitarian Universalist Church in St. Pete

    Weekly mindfulness meditation and teachings. Our teacher, Fred Eppsteiner, will offer a Dharma talk in St. Petersburg this week. Please Visit St. Pete Sangha for more information.

    • 15 May 2014
    • 5:30 PM - 6:45 PM
    • FCM Center, Tampa
    A weekly gentle yoga class relaxes, stretches, and replenishes the mind, body, and spirit. Find comfort in your meditation seat by bringing flexibility and joint freedom into your practice. This class is taught by Evelyn Greenfield. Evelyn has taught yoga since 2002, and her experience and lovely presentation in teaching creates a truly relaxing and nourishing environment for yoga practice.

    Classes are free for FCM members (dana is always appreciated) and $10 each for non-members. No registration is required.
    • 16 May 2014
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • FCM Practice Center Fellowship Hall kitchen, 6501 N. Nebraska Ave, Tampa, FL 33604
    Please join us for a Vegetarian Cooking Classes at the FCM Practice Center.

    Learn how to effortlessly add more fresh plant-based foods to your meals and enhance the taste and nutrition! And all without cooking ---- it's called "raw cuisine"! Heather Rampolla, a healthy eating coach, will be facilitating a hands-on experience of creating and enjoying the following three-course meal together: spinach basil salad with beet, vinaigrette dressing; beet "ravioli" with creamy basil nut "cheese" sauce; chocolate cherry truffles. 

    Heather has partnered with Sweetwater Organic Community Farm for multiple events, and has been in Organic Eats Magazine, the Hormone Horoscope and the website, The Mogul Mom. Her latest program, "Drink Your Greens, a 14-Day Body Reset" hit the internet in February. You can find her book, 30 Juice Recipes To Feel Healthy, Happy and Hot, on Amazon or discover "The 3 Steps To Get Out of Your Funk and Stop Eating Junk" on her website: www.HealtherRampolla.com. 

    We need a minimum of 20 participants to have this class (and a maximum of 25), so please register now on FCM's website (www.floridamindulness.org). Cost is $20 per person. Please bring a container in case there are any left-overs you want to enjoy at home.

    The class will be held in the FCM Practice Center Community Hall kitchen from 6:00 - 9:00 PM. This is the last class in this series. Cost for the class is $20, which includes enjoying what we cook together, and taking home any leftovers!


    • 17 May 2014
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • FCM Tampa Center, 6501 N. Nebraska Avenue, Tampa, FL 33604
    MOVING BODY, STILL MIND 
    THE MINDFUL WAY TOWARD EXERCISE
                 
    Exercise isn’t just about walking, biking, or running. It is about living in a more mindful, grounded, relaxed and energized way. It is a method to cultivate and strengthen resilience, endurance, patience, and confidence. Our sense of connection to ourselves and the world is enhanced.  Exercise is a powerful means to experience greater harmony, ease, and a sense of being anchored within oneself.  It enhances body awareness, self-acceptance and our overall physical and psychological well -being.

    For many of us, exercise is associated with many negative associations. Our thoughts about exercise often carry discouragement, failure, and endless comparisons with others or an idealized (usually impossible!) version of ourselves.  Our culture’s dominant story about exercise is characterized by performance, winning, pressure, and self-criticism. These associations block us from bringing exercise to our lives in mindful, compassionate, joyful, and creative ways. 

    This workshop focuses on: 1) cultivating a deeper understanding of the emotional and psychological benefits of exercise, 2) ways to overcome our negative conditioned habits and unfriendly relationship with the idea of exercise, and 3) developing strategies to intentionally integrate moving our body in daily life.  It will be an opportunity to learn about the well-researched positive effects exercise has on mood and outlook, overcoming depression and anxiety, and increasing our sense of effectiveness in all areas of life.   

    Participants will have an opportunity to:
    • Learn ways to create a positive and healthy foundation to incorporate exercise in their life in skillful ways, rather than operate from reactivity or oppressive “shoulds”.
    • Cultivate more compassion and self-support in our efforts to cultivate a regular exercise practice.
    • Learn practical tools to reduce the risk of self-sabotage and enjoy the numerous benefits of exercise in everyday life.

    Gary DuDell, PhD., L.M.H.C., is on the faculty of the University of South Florida’s Department of Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling . He has maintained a private practice and conducted workshops locally and nationally for over thirty years. His professional interests include …. He has maintained a consistent exercise practice for three decades including cardio, strength training, and yoga.

    • 17 May 2014
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • FCM Tampa Center, 6501 N. Nebraska Ave, Tampa, FL 33604
    FCM Movie Night

    Join friends at the Florida Community of Mindfulness to watch a Buddhist-themed movie (to be announced closer to date) and enjoy fellowship and refreshments.

    • 18 May 2014
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • FCM Practice Center, 6501 N. Nebraska Ave, Tampa 33604

    Weekly mindfulness meditation and teachings. Please visit Tampa Sangha for more information.

    • 18 May 2014
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Bala Vinyasa Yoga in Naples

    Weekly mindfulness meditation and teachings.  Please visit Naples Sangha for more information.

    • 21 May 2014
    • 6:00 PM - 6:50 PM
    • FCM Center, 6501 N. Nebraska Avenue, Tampa, FL 33604
    Qigong is Chinese yoga and meditation that involves gentle but surprisingly effective ways of moving and caring for the mind and body. It uses low-impact exercises drawn from Daoism, Buddhism, traditional Chinese health practices, and even Asian martial arts traditions. Sessions include 50 minutes of simple warm-up exercises and short movement forms to stretch and condition the body. Appropriate for beginners and people with more experience. This class currently meets on Wednesday evenings 6:00 – 6:50 at the FCM Practice Center.

    There is no charge for this class, but donations are gratefully accepted. All are welcome regardless of ability to contribute.
    • 21 May 2014
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • FCM Practice Center, 6501 N. Nebraska Ave, Tampa 33604

    "Relax & Renew" meets every Wednesday evening from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm (please try to arrive about 10 minutes early). Come upstairs and remove your shoes in the Meditation Hall foyer. Enter the Meditation Hall quietly and settle in.

    We will practice deep relaxation, loving kindness meditation, and other guided meditations, so please bring a yoga mat or help yourself to an extra sitting mat from the foyer.

    • 21 May 2014
    • 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
    • Unitarian Universalist Church in St. Pete

    Weekly mindfulness meditation and teachings.  Please Visit St. Pete Sangha for more information.

    • 22 May 2014
    • 5:30 PM - 6:45 PM
    • FCM Center, Tampa
    A weekly gentle yoga class relaxes, stretches, and replenishes the mind, body, and spirit. Find comfort in your meditation seat by bringing flexibility and joint freedom into your practice. This class is taught by Evelyn Greenfield. Evelyn has taught yoga since 2002, and her experience and lovely presentation in teaching creates a truly relaxing and nourishing environment for yoga practice.

    Classes are free for FCM members (dana is always appreciated) and $10 each for non-members. No registration is required.
    • 24 May 2014
    • 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • FCM Tampa Center, 6501 N. Nebraska Avenue, Tampa, FL 33604
    Calming Strong Emotions
    Mindfulness Practices for Restoring Emotional Stability (3 CEU's Offered)

    Program Overview
    Strong emotions arise anytime. Even in the course of one day we can experience a confusing roller coaster of emotional ups and downs. Using simple mindfulness practices we meet stressful emotions with understanding and equanimity, using awareness and breath to restore emotional balance and well-being.

    Learning Objectives: Participants will:
    • Review research showing mindfulness as a significant factor in restoring well-being to stressed mind states.
    • Understand the source and triggers of strong emotions.
    • Learn mindfulness practices to calm uncomfortable mind states and strengthen wholesome mind states.
    Program Instructors
    Diane Powell, Ph.D., is retired faculty and Program Director in the Department of Child and Family Studies at the University of South Florida. She has extensive experience in research and treatment of early childhood mental health and children affected by violence. Diane has practiced mindfulness meditation for 18 years.

    Darlene Stewart, LMHC., recently retired as Vice President of Clinical Services for Children’s Advocacy Center of Volusia & Flagler Counties, an agency that provided clinical services to child victims and families of abuse and neglect. She has been an elementary classroom teacher and school counselor. Darlene has practiced mindfulness meditation since 1997.

    Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling Provider Number 50-14766. This course is approved for 3 CEU’s. Credit will only be awarded with verification of 3.5 hours of attendance.


    Grievance Procedure
    Mail a statement describing your complaint to:
    Director of Continuing Education for Mental Health Professionals
    6501 N. Nebraska Avenue, Tampa, FL 33604

    • 25 May 2014
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • FCM Practice Center, 6501 N. Nebraska Ave, Tampa 33604

    Weekly mindfulness meditation and teachings. Please visit Tampa Sangha for more information.

    • 25 May 2014
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Bala Vinyasa Yoga in Naples

    Weekly mindfulness meditation and teachings.  Please visit Naples Sangha for more information.

    • 28 May 2014
    • 6:00 PM - 6:50 PM
    • FCM Center, 6501 N. Nebraska Avenue, Tampa, FL 33604
    Qigong is Chinese yoga and meditation that involves gentle but surprisingly effective ways of moving and caring for the mind and body. It uses low-impact exercises drawn from Daoism, Buddhism, traditional Chinese health practices, and even Asian martial arts traditions. Sessions include 50 minutes of simple warm-up exercises and short movement forms to stretch and condition the body. Appropriate for beginners and people with more experience. This class currently meets on Wednesday evenings 6:00 – 6:50 at the FCM Practice Center.

    There is no charge for this class, but donations are gratefully accepted. All are welcome regardless of ability to contribute.
    • 28 May 2014
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • FCM Practice Center, 6501 N. Nebraska Ave, Tampa 33604

    "Relax & Renew" meets every Wednesday evening from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm (please try to arrive about 10 minutes early). Come upstairs and remove your shoes in the Meditation Hall foyer. Enter the Meditation Hall quietly and settle in.

    We will practice deep relaxation, loving kindness meditation, and other guided meditations, so please bring a yoga mat or help yourself to an extra sitting mat from the foyer.

    • 28 May 2014
    • 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
    • Unitarian Universalist Church in St. Pete

    Weekly mindfulness meditation and teachings.  Please Visit St. Pete Sangha for more information.

    • 29 May 2014
    • 5:30 PM - 6:45 PM
    • FCM Center, Tampa
    A weekly gentle yoga class relaxes, stretches, and replenishes the mind, body, and spirit. Find comfort in your meditation seat by bringing flexibility and joint freedom into your practice. This class is taught by Evelyn Greenfield. Evelyn has taught yoga since 2002, and her experience and lovely presentation in teaching creates a truly relaxing and nourishing environment for yoga practice.

    Classes are free for FCM members (dana is always appreciated) and $10 each for non-members. No registration is required.
    • 30 May 2014
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • FCM Center, Tampa
    We are a mindfulness and meditation group for 18-38 year olds. We meet every other Friday from 6:30pm to 8:00pm in the Meditation Hall to practice sitting and walking mediation as well as to share about our engagement with the practices of mindfulness and the Buddha's teachings in our lives, keeping a focus on the types of issues unique to our age group.
    • 01 Jun 2014
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • FCM Practice Center, 6501 N. Nebraska Ave, Tampa 33604

    Weekly mindfulness meditation and teachings. Please visit Tampa Sangha for more information.

    • 01 Jun 2014
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Bala Vinyasa Yoga in Naples

    Weekly mindfulness meditation and teachings.  Please visit Naples Sangha for more information.

    • 04 Jun 2014
    • 6:00 PM - 6:50 PM
    • FCM Center, 6501 N. Nebraska Avenue, Tampa, FL 33604
    Qigong is Chinese yoga and meditation that involves gentle but surprisingly effective ways of moving and caring for the mind and body. It uses low-impact exercises drawn from Daoism, Buddhism, traditional Chinese health practices, and even Asian martial arts traditions. Sessions include 50 minutes of simple warm-up exercises and short movement forms to stretch and condition the body. Appropriate for beginners and people with more experience. This class currently meets on Wednesday evenings 6:00 – 6:50 at the FCM Practice Center.

    There is no charge for this class, but donations are gratefully accepted. All are welcome regardless of ability to contribute.
    • 04 Jun 2014
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • FCM Practice Center, 6501 N. Nebraska Ave, Tampa 33604

    "Relax & Renew" meets every Wednesday evening from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm (please try to arrive about 10 minutes early). Come upstairs and remove your shoes in the Meditation Hall foyer. Enter the Meditation Hall quietly and settle in.

    We will practice deep relaxation, loving kindness meditation, and other guided meditations, so please bring a yoga mat or help yourself to an extra sitting mat from the foyer.

    • 04 Jun 2014
    • 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
    • Unitarian Universalist Church in St. Pete

    Weekly mindfulness meditation and teachings.  Please Visit St. Pete Sangha for more information.

    • 05 Jun 2014
    • 5:30 PM - 6:45 PM
    • FCM Center, Tampa
    A weekly gentle yoga class relaxes, stretches, and replenishes the mind, body, and spirit. Find comfort in your meditation seat by bringing flexibility and joint freedom into your practice. This class is taught by Evelyn Greenfield. Evelyn has taught yoga since 2002, and her experience and lovely presentation in teaching creates a truly relaxing and nourishing environment for yoga practice.

    Classes are free for FCM members (dana is always appreciated) and $10 each for non-members. No registration is required.
    • 08 Jun 2014
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • FCM Practice Center, 6501 N. Nebraska Ave, Tampa 33604

    Weekly mindfulness meditation and teachings. Please visit Tampa Sangha for more information.

    • 08 Jun 2014
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Bala Vinyasa Yoga in Naples

    Weekly mindfulness meditation and teachings.  Please visit Naples Sangha for more information.

    • 11 Jun 2014
    • 6:00 PM - 6:50 PM
    • FCM Center, 6501 N. Nebraska Avenue, Tampa, FL 33604
    Qigong is Chinese yoga and meditation that involves gentle but surprisingly effective ways of moving and caring for the mind and body. It uses low-impact exercises drawn from Daoism, Buddhism, traditional Chinese health practices, and even Asian martial arts traditions. Sessions include 50 minutes of simple warm-up exercises and short movement forms to stretch and condition the body. Appropriate for beginners and people with more experience. This class currently meets on Wednesday evenings 6:00 – 6:50 at the FCM Practice Center.

    There is no charge for this class, but donations are gratefully accepted. All are welcome regardless of ability to contribute.
    • 11 Jun 2014
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • FCM Practice Center, 6501 N. Nebraska Ave, Tampa 33604

    "Relax & Renew" meets every Wednesday evening from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm (please try to arrive about 10 minutes early). Come upstairs and remove your shoes in the Meditation Hall foyer. Enter the Meditation Hall quietly and settle in.

    We will practice deep relaxation, loving kindness meditation, and other guided meditations, so please bring a yoga mat or help yourself to an extra sitting mat from the foyer.

    • 11 Jun 2014
    • 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
    • Unitarian Universalist Church in St. Pete

    Weekly mindfulness meditation and teachings.  Please Visit St. Pete Sangha for more information.

    • 12 Jun 2014
    • 5:30 PM - 6:45 PM
    • FCM Center, Tampa
    A weekly gentle yoga class relaxes, stretches, and replenishes the mind, body, and spirit. Find comfort in your meditation seat by bringing flexibility and joint freedom into your practice. This class is taught by Evelyn Greenfield. Evelyn has taught yoga since 2002, and her experience and lovely presentation in teaching creates a truly relaxing and nourishing environment for yoga practice.

    Classes are free for FCM members (dana is always appreciated) and $10 each for non-members. No registration is required.
    • 13 Jun 2014
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • FCM Center, Tampa
    We are a mindfulness and meditation group for 18-38 year olds. We meet every other Friday from 6:30pm to 8:00pm in the Meditation Hall to practice sitting and walking mediation as well as to share about our engagement with the practices of mindfulness and the Buddha's teachings in our lives, keeping a focus on the types of issues unique to our age group.
    • 15 Jun 2014
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • FCM Practice Center, 6501 N. Nebraska Ave, Tampa 33604

    Weekly mindfulness meditation and teachings. Please visit Tampa Sangha for more information.

    • 15 Jun 2014
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Bala Vinyasa Yoga in Naples

    Weekly mindfulness meditation and teachings.  Please visit Naples Sangha for more information.

    • 18 Jun 2014
    • 6:00 PM - 6:50 PM
    • FCM Center, 6501 N. Nebraska Avenue, Tampa, FL 33604
    Qigong is Chinese yoga and meditation that involves gentle but surprisingly effective ways of moving and caring for the mind and body. It uses low-impact exercises drawn from Daoism, Buddhism, traditional Chinese health practices, and even Asian martial arts traditions. Sessions include 50 minutes of simple warm-up exercises and short movement forms to stretch and condition the body. Appropriate for beginners and people with more experience. This class currently meets on Wednesday evenings 6:00 – 6:50 at the FCM Practice Center.

    There is no charge for this class, but donations are gratefully accepted. All are welcome regardless of ability to contribute.
    • 18 Jun 2014
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • FCM Practice Center, 6501 N. Nebraska Ave, Tampa 33604

    "Relax & Renew" meets every Wednesday evening from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm (please try to arrive about 10 minutes early). Come upstairs and remove your shoes in the Meditation Hall foyer. Enter the Meditation Hall quietly and settle in.

    We will practice deep relaxation, loving kindness meditation, and other guided meditations, so please bring a yoga mat or help yourself to an extra sitting mat from the foyer.

    • 18 Jun 2014
    • 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
    • Unitarian Universalist Church in St. Pete

    Weekly mindfulness meditation and teachings.  Please Visit St. Pete Sangha for more information.

    • 19 Jun 2014
    • 5:30 PM - 6:45 PM
    • FCM Center, Tampa
    A weekly gentle yoga class relaxes, stretches, and replenishes the mind, body, and spirit. Find comfort in your meditation seat by bringing flexibility and joint freedom into your practice. This class is taught by Evelyn Greenfield. Evelyn has taught yoga since 2002, and her experience and lovely presentation in teaching creates a truly relaxing and nourishing environment for yoga practice.

    Classes are free for FCM members (dana is always appreciated) and $10 each for non-members. No registration is required.
    • 21 Jun 2014
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • FCM Tampa Center, 6501 N. Nebraska Avenue, Tampa, FL 33604
    Leaving Stress Behind: A Journey to Wellbeing

    Many of us move through our lives thinking and worrying about things that haven’t happened and that probably never will. Thoughts of losing a job, a loved one, our health, our status, or more – all have the power to hijack our happiness by creating fear and taking us out of the miracle of simply living in the present moment. Our time on this planet is short, perhaps 80 or 90 years in a span of many billions of years in the universe. Less than a blink of an eye, yet we find ourselves spending too much of this time living in fear and anxiety. Wouldn’t you rather spend this precious time living in joy and ease?

    In this workshop we will 
    • Look at the difference between stress and pressure,
    • Understand the harmful physiological effects of long-term stress, and
    • Discover how we can use mindfulness to clearly see and understand the underlying causes of stress, change habits, and stop being swept away by the variances of life.
    Workshop Leader Angie Parrish has taught mindful living classes for many years, She is a long-time practitioner with the Florida Community of Mindfulness, and an enthusiastic proponent of healthy consumption and financial wellbeing.
    • 22 Jun 2014
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • FCM Practice Center, 6501 N. Nebraska Ave, Tampa 33604

    Weekly mindfulness meditation and teachings. Please visit Tampa Sangha for more information.

    • 22 Jun 2014
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Bala Vinyasa Yoga in Naples

    Weekly mindfulness meditation and teachings.  Please visit Naples Sangha for more information.

    • 25 Jun 2014
    • 6:00 PM - 6:50 PM
    • FCM Center, 6501 N. Nebraska Avenue, Tampa, FL 33604
    Qigong is Chinese yoga and meditation that involves gentle but surprisingly effective ways of moving and caring for the mind and body. It uses low-impact exercises drawn from Daoism, Buddhism, traditional Chinese health practices, and even Asian martial arts traditions. Sessions include 50 minutes of simple warm-up exercises and short movement forms to stretch and condition the body. Appropriate for beginners and people with more experience. This class currently meets on Wednesday evenings 6:00 – 6:50 at the FCM Practice Center.

    There is no charge for this class, but donations are gratefully accepted. All are welcome regardless of ability to contribute.
    • 25 Jun 2014
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • FCM Practice Center, 6501 N. Nebraska Ave, Tampa 33604

    "Relax & Renew" meets every Wednesday evening from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm (please try to arrive about 10 minutes early). Come upstairs and remove your shoes in the Meditation Hall foyer. Enter the Meditation Hall quietly and settle in.

    We will practice deep relaxation, loving kindness meditation, and other guided meditations, so please bring a yoga mat or help yourself to an extra sitting mat from the foyer.

    • 25 Jun 2014
    • 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
    • Unitarian Universalist Church in St. Pete

    Weekly mindfulness meditation and teachings.  Please Visit St. Pete Sangha for more information.

    • 26 Jun 2014
    • 5:30 PM - 6:45 PM
    • FCM Center, Tampa
    A weekly gentle yoga class relaxes, stretches, and replenishes the mind, body, and spirit. Find comfort in your meditation seat by bringing flexibility and joint freedom into your practice. This class is taught by Evelyn Greenfield. Evelyn has taught yoga since 2002, and her experience and lovely presentation in teaching creates a truly relaxing and nourishing environment for yoga practice.

    Classes are free for FCM members (dana is always appreciated) and $10 each for non-members. No registration is required.
    • 27 Jun 2014
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • FCM Center, Tampa
    We are a mindfulness and meditation group for 18-38 year olds. We meet every other Friday from 6:30pm to 8:00pm in the Meditation Hall to practice sitting and walking mediation as well as to share about our engagement with the practices of mindfulness and the Buddha's teachings in our lives, keeping a focus on the types of issues unique to our age group.
    • 28 Jun 2014
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • FCM Practice Center, 6501 N. Nebraska Ave, Tampa, FL 33604
    The Day will involve sitting and walking mindfulness meditation, guided meditations, a Dharma teaching by Fred, an opportunity for questions and answers, silent meals, some lazy time in nature, and yoga. Participants are requested to please respect and appreciate noble silence during the duration of the formal activities of the day. An opportunity for sharing and mindful conversation will be provided towards the end of the day.

    While this event is free and open to all practitioners, it is necessary to register in advance.  Your generosity in providing a donation or Dana for the support of our teacher and Practice Center is gratefully accepted and
    encouraged.
    • 29 Jun 2014
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • FCM Practice Center, 6501 N. Nebraska Ave, Tampa 33604

    Weekly mindfulness meditation and teachings. Please visit Tampa Sangha for more information.

    • 29 Jun 2014
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Bala Vinyasa Yoga in Naples

    Weekly mindfulness meditation and teachings.  Please visit Naples Sangha for more information.

 
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