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Upcoming Retreats

Our calendar lists upcoming retreats of FCM in Tampa and other locations. Please click on an event for more information or to register. More information about FCM's retreats can also be found in our Programs section.


    • 01 Mar 2019
    • 7:00 PM
    • 02 Mar 2019
    • 4:30 PM
    • FCM, 6501 N. Nebraska Avenue, Tampa, FL 33604
    • 0
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    The Florida Community of Mindfulness is happy to welcome Roshi Hogen Bays to the Tampa Center for a nonresidential weekend retreat. The theme of Roshi's retreat is seeing through fixed ideas of who we are through looking at the body. The retreat is for open-minded people who are interested in exploring their identification with the body. It begins with the simplest practices of our lives – experiencing our hands and feeling our breath. It can lead to the experience of stepping into the Great Mystery. The retreat will include meditation experiments, dialogue and teaching.


    Where does this workshop fit in the path of practice? Here are some aspects of working with the body while walking the spiritual path. While this retreat emphasizes the third aspect, each aspect relies upon all the others:

    • First, we must be embodied, living in our body.
    • Second, we must learn to be good caretakers of our body.
    • Third, we must be willing to see beyond the body.
    • Fourth, we must realize that the body is our personal unique means to express the ultimate.
    • Fifth, what happens when the body dies?

    Roshi Hogen Bays is a Zen priest of the White Plum Sangha, a leader of the Zen Community of Oregon, and co-abbot of Great Vow Zen Monastery in Clatskanie, Oregon. A practitioner of Zen Buddhism for 50 years, Hogen began his practice in 1969 under Philip Kapleau at Rochester Zen Center and was a Dharma brother of our teacher Fred. Hogen will be sharing teachings with us in a nonresidential retreat which begins 7 to 9 pm on Friday evening, March 1, and continues on Saturday, March 2 from 9 am to 4 pm. 


    The suggested donation for the retreat is $60, or $30 for those needing a reduced rate. Retreat registration will close on February 24.


    • 15 Mar 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • 17 Mar 2019
    • 1:30 PM
    • Tampa Center, 6501 E. Nebraska Ave., Tampa, FL 33604
    • 12
    Register

    OI Aspirants and Ordinees

    OI Annual Retreat


    Beginning - Friday, March 15, 2019

    Ending - Sunday, March 17, 2019


    The OI retreat will include elements of practice together, skills training, discussions led by our teacher Fred, selfless service, and socializing. It will be a meaningful retreat and a joyful gathering of our OI community. 


    If you have any questions, please contact the retreat coordinator below:

    Christopher Lee Nguyen at a.local.scientist@gmail.com

    • 16 Mar 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • FCM Practice Center, 6501 N. Nebraska Ave, Tampa, FL 33604
    Register

    The Day will involve sitting and walking mindfulness meditation, guided meditations and reflections, Dharma teachings by Diane Powell and Fred Eppsteiner, an opportunity for questions and answers, silent lunch, some lazy time, and mindful movements. 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.

     

    For your own benefit and the benefit of all, we ask that you plan to remain for the entire day.

     

    While this event is free and open to all practitioners, it is necessary to register in advance to help with our planning and set-up.  Because many people have expressed a desire to make donations online rather than bringing cash or a check to the Daylong Retreat, we offer several registration options that permit an online donation. However, please understand that you do not need to make an online donation to register and that we welcome any support you may wish to offer in our "dana bowl" at the Daylong Retreat itself. Your generosity in providing a donation or "Dana" for the support of our teacher and Practice Center is greatly appreciated.

     

    Contact name and email for more information - Katy Shields, katyshieldsartist@gmail.com

          
    • 13 Apr 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • FCM Practice Center, 6501 N. Nebraska Ave, Tampa, FL 33604
    Register

    The Day will involve sitting and walking mindfulness meditation, guided meditations and reflections, Dharma teachings by Fred, an opportunity for questions and answers, silent lunch, some lazy time, and mindful movements. 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.

     

    For your own benefit and the benefit of all, we ask that you plan to remain for the entire day.

     

    While this event is free and open to all practitioners, it is necessary to register in advance to help with our planning and set-up.  Because many people have expressed a desire to make donations online rather than bringing cash or a check to the Daylong Retreat, we offer several registration options that permit an online donation. However, please understand that you do not need to make an online donation to register and that we welcome any support you may wish to offer in our "dana bowl" at the Daylong Retreat itself. Your generosity in providing a donation or "Dana" for the support of our teacher and Practice Center is greatly appreciated.

     

    Contact name and email for more information - Katy Shields, katyshieldsartist@gmail.com

          
    • 25 Apr 2019
    • 3:00 PM
    • 28 Apr 2019
    • 1:00 PM
    • Franciscan Center, Tampa, Florida
    • 42
    FCM Spring 2019 Retreat at the Franciscan Center


    Please re-visit this page in February 2019 for a retreat description and to register.

    • 11 May 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • FCM Practice Center, 6501 N. Nebraska Ave, Tampa, FL 33604
    Register

    The Day will involve sitting and walking mindfulness meditation, guided meditations, a Dharma teaching by a Senior Student, an opportunity for questions and answers, silent lunch, some lazy time, and mindful movements. 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.

     

    For your own benefit and the benefit of all, we ask that you plan to remain for the entire day.

     

    While this event is free and open to all practitioners, it is necessary to register in advance to help with our planning and set-up.  Because many people have expressed a desire to make donations online rather than bringing cash or a check to the Daylong Retreat, we offer several registration options that permit an online donation. However, please understand that you do not need to make an online donation to register and that we welcome any support you may wish to offer in our "dana bowl" at the Daylong Retreat itself. Your generosity in providing a donation or "Dana" for the support of our teacher and Practice Center is greatly appreciated.

     

    Contact name and email for more information - Katy Shields, katyshieldsartist@gmail.com

           
    While this event is free and open to all practitioners, it is necessary to register in advance to help with our planning and set-up.  Because many people have expressed a desire to make donations online rather than bringing cash or a check to the Day of Mindfulness, we offer several registration options that permit an online donation. However, please understand that you do not need to make an online donation to register and that we welcome any support you may wish to offer in our "begging bowl" at the Day of Mindfulness itself. Your generosity in providing a donation or "Dana" for the support of our teacher and Practice Center is greatly appreciated.
    • 15 Jun 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • FCM Practice Center, 6501 N. Nebraska Ave, Tampa, FL 33604
    Register

    The Day will involve sitting and walking mindfulness meditation, guided meditations and reflections, Dharma teachings by Fred, an opportunity for questions and answers, silent lunch, some lazy time, and mindful movements. 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.

     

    For your own benefit and the benefit of all, we ask that you plan to remain for the entire day.

     

    While this event is free and open to all practitioners, it is necessary to register in advance to help with our planning and set-up.  Because many people have expressed a desire to make donations online rather than bringing cash or a check to the Daylong Retreat, we offer several registration options that permit an online donation. However, please understand that you do not need to make an online donation to register and that we welcome any support you may wish to offer in our "dana bowl" at the Daylong Retreat itself. Your generosity in providing a donation or "Dana" for the support of our teacher and Practice Center is greatly appreciated.

     

    Contact name and email for more information - Katy Shields, katyshieldsartist@gmail.com

          

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