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FCM Dharma Buddies Program

  • 15 Oct 2022
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October 15 - December 19, 2022

We are starting a Fall session for the Dharma Buddies Program October 15  -December 19. FCM members have found this program a great way to help us daily set and remember aspirations and intentions with support from a buddy. 

Many of us set our aspirations and intentions in January as New Year’s resolutions, but our habit energy can take  over and we forget them as time passes. Setting our aspirations and intentions is a practice which focuses on how we  want to live our lives. It helps guide us and align our worldly actions with our inner values. 

Fred, our teacher, has asked us to “buddy up” with each other to deepen our aspirations and intentions throughout the year and to support each other in our intensive classes. A Dharma Buddy is someone whom you check in with daily and share your intentions for the day with a short email, text, or call.  Many participants simply send a short text daily which is not time consuming and helps to keep the process going. You can respond to the intention with a thumps up or a short comment of encouragement.   

Past participants have shared how the expectation to contact their buddy each day motivated them to spend time each morning clearly setting their intention for the day. Other participants have mentioned that the Buddy program resulted in making a new spiritual friend.  

Intensive participants will be paired with someone in their current intensive once registration is completed on October 5. But you don’t have to be in an intensive to participate. You may also request a specific buddy. In that case, both buddies should send an email to in addition to registering for the Dharma Buddies Program. 

It is recommended that after you are paired with your Dharma Buddy you schedule time to get to know each other and share your aspirations and intentions before starting with your daily connecting. This first contact may be in-person, on the phone, or on Zoom.  

Please note that participation in the Dharma Buddies Program is open to only members of FCM. There is no fee for this opportunity to “buddy up”. Registration ends on Wednesday, October 12.

 If you have any questions, contact me at

Florida Community of Mindfulness, Tampa Center
6501 N. Nebraska Avenue
Tampa, FL 33604

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