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Community Programs

As a true community, we aspire to bring our practice into all areas of our lives, and to support each other in doing so. Our Community Programs have developed organically based on needs of the community. We welcome you to connect with us in a way that meets your needs. Unless otherwise indicated, programs are open to both members and non-members.


Family Program (for FCM Members and Families)
Every other Sunday from 10:00 am - noon (Sept-May)

The Family Program is committed to fostering mindfulness, understanding and compassion in the lives of our children and their families by providing a safe and mindful environment with activities inspired by Thich Nhat Hanh and the Plum Village tradition. The Family Program is generally offered during the school year two Sundays a month during Sunday Sangha for FCM members and their children or grandchildren. Please check the FCM monthly calendar for dates.

KM Group for FCM Members Managing Illness (for FCM Members )
Every other Sunday from 10:00 am - noon (Sept-May)

There are many people, including a number of individuals in our FCM community, who are managing a chronic illness. Dealing with longstanding illness is a particular challenge to one’s practice, and in the same way that people need support from their family and health providers, people need spiritual support as well. To support our members with chronic illnesses, we have created a Kalyana Mitta – spiritual friends group – specifically focused on that issue. The group operates as a special telephone KM group with regular calls. FCM members (logged in) can obtain more information by clicking Read More.

Meditation in Recovery
Every Tuesday evening from 6:30 to 8:00 pm 

Open to everyone in recovery: AA, NA, Alanon, and other programs. It is also for those trying to spend less time on the Internet, social media, TV, shopping, etc. Please join us to learn move about the 11th Step (Prayer and Meditation to make it part of your daily life. Meditation is easy to learn and will help you cultivate a rich and rewarding spiritual practice, one that will support you in realizing the promises.

Mindful Teen Program
Every other Sunday from 12:15-1:45

The FCM Mindful Teen Program supports mindfulness practitioners in their teen years who, inspired by the teachings of Zen master and peace activist Thich Nhat Hahn, aspire to cultivate mindfulness and compassion in their lives. Please check the FCM monthly calendar for dates and times. In the spirit of inter-being and inclusiveness, we honor the diverse spiritual/cultural roots and religious traditions of our teens. No pre-registration is necessary and teens do not need to be FCM members, however registration forms must be signed by parent or guardian the first time teens attend.

Mindful Movements

Bring mindfulness off the cushion and into movement through the practices of Mindful Yoga and Qigong at the Tampa Center. All teachers are certified and seasoned practitioners of mindfulness.

Prison Sangha


Wake Up Tampa Bay
Every other Friday night from 7:00 to 8:30 pm

A mindfulness and meditation group for people in their 20s and 30s. We are a group of peers who support each other in our practices of mindfulness and meditation and in leading wholesome, healthy, happy lives. We take inspiration and guidance from Buddhist teachings and help each other see how we can apply them to our lives. However, this group is open for everyone in our age group, Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike.

  Naples Sangha
Green Monkey Yoga Studio, Peacock Court, 6200 Trail Blvd
  Naples Book Club
Every other Friday night from 7:00 to 8:30 pm

The Naples Book Club meets once a month on Thursday evenings, from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. There is no cost but registration is required. For more information, please inquire at the Naples Sangha on Sunday evenings.

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