Our name - the Florida Community of Mindfulness (FCM) - has a deep intentionality to it. In our tradition, in addition to the teacher and the teachings, great importance is placed on the practice of community, or sangha. Thich Nhat Hanh has said that spiritual friends are the most essential element of our practice - that it is difficult or even impossible to practice without a sangha. The sangha is a true community; together, we create a place of acceptance, trust, love, and support in which transformation and healing of our fear, our suffering, and our feelings of isolation and separation can occur.
Our vision and practice of community are fundamental to all that transpires within FCM. For example -