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    • 18 Jan 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • FCM Practice Center, 6501 N. Nebraska Ave, Tampa, FL 33604
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    Truly Living in the Present Moment

       A Daylong Retreat with Fred Eppsteiner on January 18


    Please join us for this Daylong Retreat led by Dharma teacher Fred Eppsteiner on Truly Living in the Present Moment. We will focus on developing two different, yet inextricably connected capacities of living in the present moment:  (1) cultivating stillness and stability of mind that is capable of being present in calmness to whatever is manifesting in the moment; and  (2) bringing forth the ability with mindfulness, courage, and compassion to ride the waves of emotionality or uncomfortable sensations, with greater presence, intelligence and ease.


    Our Daylong retreat will involve sitting and walking meditation, Dharma teachings & discussion, guided meditations, mindful movement and other activities. 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. Your generosity in providing a donation or Dana for the use of the facility and the support of FCM is gratefully accepted and encouraged, and can be made online or at the door.


    Contact name and email for more information: Kevin Colin kevinconlin@gmail.com




    • 31 Jan 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • 02 Feb 2020
    • 1:30 PM
    • FCM, 6501 E. Nebraska Ave., Tampa, FL 33604
    • 12
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    OI Aspirants and Ordinees

    OI Annual Retreat


    Beginning - Friday, January 31, 2020

    Ending - Sunday, February 2, 2020


    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:

    Kevin Conlin, kevinconlin@gmail.com



    • 15 Feb 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • FCM Practice Center, 6501 N. Nebraska Ave, Tampa, FL 33604
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    Stopping, Calming, Resting, Healing

    A Daylong Retreat with Darlene Stewart on February 15


    Please join us for a Daylong Retreat led by Darlene Stewart. This retreat will continue with the same themes as the daylong retreat in January, led by Dharma teacher Fred Eppsteiner on Truly Living in the Present Moment.


    Participants of this retreat will have the opportunity to take a break from the demands of daily life, the stress, and the worries, and enjoy a day of Dharma-based rest, relaxation and renewal by simply living in the present moment.  Activities will focus on the practices that create the conditions of mind, the stability, the space, and the stillness that allows us to stop, calm, rest and heal, so that we can “ride the waves of stressful emotions with greater presence, intelligence and ease.”


    Our Daylong retreat will include Dharma teaching & discussions, guided sitting, walking and lying down meditations.  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. Your generosity in providing a donation or Dana for the use of the facility and the support of FCM is gratefully accepted and encouraged, and can be made online or at the door.


    Contact name and email for more information - Kevin Conlin, kevinconlin@gmail.com




    • 19 Feb 2020
    • 6:00 PM
    • 23 Feb 2020
    • 1:00 PM
    • Non-residential Retreat at Tampa Center, 6501 N Nebraska Ave, Tampa, FL 33604
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    Florida Community of Mindfulness


    Verses on Trust in Mind

    A Non-residential Retreat at the Tampa Center With Roshi Hogen Bays


    February 19 - 23, 2020


    The Great Way is not difficult

    for those who have no preferences

    When love and hate are both absent

    everything becomes clear and undisguised.


    So begins the Third Chan (Zen) Patriarch’s deeply respected and much recited poem, "Verses on Trust in Mind.” This teaching from the Third Patriarch presents the timeless Dharma truths of non-duality in language of simple clarity that shows us how the practice the Way in our daily life.


    FCM welcomes Roshi Hogen Bays of Portland, Oregon back to the Tampa Practice Center for a four-day retreat February 19-23 based on understanding and practicing this profoundly beautiful text. Relying on traditional Buddhist teachings and practices, Roshi Bays will be presenting these teachings and practices with insight and concreteness so that they can easily become daily practices each participant can embrace. As usual, this will be a silent retreat. The silence affords participants the opportunity to deepen their meditative experience while absorbing the experiential meaning of the teachings and practices presented during the retreat.


    Hogen 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. He lived and trained at Zen Center of Los Angeles under the direction of Taizan Maezumi, Roshi from 1980-1984 and took priest’s ordination. After advice and consultation with Harada, Roshi and other Zen teachers, in 2000 he received Dharma Transmission from Chozen Roshi. Hogen holds a Naturopathic Doctor (ND) and Master’s Degree (MS) in Psychology. He worked for the Oregon Department of Corrections for 15 years.


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    Please note that this retreat is NON-RESIDENTIAL, which means that we will be together for most waking hours of the day, but after evening meditation each night everyone will return to their own home (or to the place where you are staying). Out-of-town participants are encouraged to make their own arrangements for accommodations either at the home of sangha friends or hotels. A limited number of accommodations for the retreat may be available at FCM's Lambright House for FCM members; please email info@floridamindfulness.org if you are a member wanting to inquire about the Lambright housing for this retreat.


    The retreat registration fee is $200.* The fee covers three vegan meals daily, as well as administrative, facility, and incidental expenses connected to the retreat, but does not include any offerings to the teacher. Participants will have an opportunity to make an offering for the teachings at the conclusion of the retreat. A limited number of Retreat Scholarships may be available. Please click here to see FCMs Retreat Scholarship Policy and for an Application, which must be submitted prior to the registration deadline for this retreat. 


    The retreat begins with dinner on Wednesday, February 19, and ends after lunch on Sunday, February 23. We ask that all participants attend the entire time of the retreat (6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Wednesday; 7:00 am to 9:00 pm Thursday, Friday, and Saturday; and 7:00 am to 1:00 pm Sunday). If you cannot be fully present for all of these days and times, please do not register. No late arrivals or early departures are permitted, as they significantly interfere with the process of retreat for everyone. 


    The last day to register for the retreat is January 22. 


    Please note that your registration does not guarantee acceptance into the retreat. Once registration has closed, all who registered by the posted cut off date will be considered for acceptance into the retreat, with preference given to FCM members if the retreat is oversubscribed. Registrants will receive an email stating either acceptance into the retreat or placement on the waiting list within a few days of the closing of registration.


    The retreat registrar will be sending additional information to accepted registrants before the retreat begins.


    Safety Information and Release

    We care deeply about your well being and want to ensure you are able to fully participate in this Event and maximize this opportunity to enrich your practice. We want to ensure you are aware and understand that this Event may include activities that may impose a risk to you, which include, but are not limited, to the following:

    • Physical activities such as yoga or other movement activities
    • Outdoor walking or other activities
    • Experiencing emotional states that may be uncomfortable or unfamiliar.

    Please reflect on whether you understand this and are really able to participate in this Event.

    Please understand that by registering for this Event, you are participating with the full knowledge and acceptance of the potential risks involved from participating in these activities. You also release FCM and its representatives from all actions, claims or demands that you, your assignees, heirs and legal representatives now have or may hereafter have for injury or damages resulting from your participation in this Event.


    Please be aware that we may record or broadcast, or take pictures during this Event. By registering, you grant FCM permission to use your likeness in any and all of its publications if such photographs and/or videos are taken, including website entries and social media platforms and that these materials are the property of FCM.

    • 21 Mar 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • FCM Practice Center, 6501 N. Nebraska Ave, Tampa, FL 33604
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    Relaxing the Mind and Opening the Heart 

       A Daylong Retreat with Angie Parrish and David Braasch on March 21


    The Buddha spoke of mindfulness of the body as both a refuge and a source of joy that leads to deepening concentration and awakening. In the midst of endless thoughts, emotional storms, and energetic ups and downs, we can always come back to the refreshing calm of just this breath, just this step.  


    In this Daylong retreat, we will practice mindfulness using the body as our object of contemplation, whether sitting, in movement, or at rest. The Day will involve guided sitting and walking meditations, Dharma teachings, silent lunch, some lazy time, deep relaxation, and mindful movements. Participants are requested to please respect and appreciate noble silence during the duration of the formal activities of the day. 


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


    This Daylong retreat is suitable for both new and experienced meditators who are looking to refresh and deepen their practice.

     

    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 - Kevin Conlin, kevinconlin@gmail.com




    • 18 Apr 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • FCM Practice Center, 6501 N. Nebraska Ave, Tampa, FL 33604
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    The Practices of a Bodhisattva

       A Daylong Retreat with Diane Powell on April 18


    Please join us for this Daylong Retreat led by Diane Powell on The Practices of a Bodhisattva. We will focus on the eloquent and insightful poem, The Way of the Bodhisattva, written by the great eighth-century Indian Buddhist, Shantideva. This is a much-loved text that provides a model and guide for living an enlightened life of purpose and meaning. We will use selected verses to deepen our understanding of what it means to live a life of compassion and explore practices for developing our capacity to manifest this wondrous and liberating quality of mind in our life.


    Our Daylong retreat will involve sitting and walking meditation, Dharma teachings & discussion, guided meditations, mindful movement and other activities. 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. Your generosity in providing a donation or Dana for the use of the facility and the support of FCM is gratefully accepted and encouraged, and can be made online or at the door.


    Contact name and email for more information - Kevin Conlin, kevinconlin@gmail.com




    • 09 May 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • FCM Practice Center, 6501 N. Nebraska Ave, Tampa, FL 33604
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    The Day will involve sitting and walking mindfulness meditation, guided meditations and reflections, Dharma teachings by Bryan Hindert, 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 - Kevin Conlin, kevinconlin@gmail.com




    • 20 Jun 2020
    • 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, 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 - Kevin Conlin, kevinconlin@gmail.com




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

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