Becoming a Member of FCM
We invite you to become a member of the Florida Community of Mindfulness and to join us in making the Buddha’s teachings of awakening, understanding and compassion more widely available.
FCM members are practitioners of meditation, whether newcomers or long-established, who wish to become students of our Dharma teacher Fred Eppsteiner, to regularly participate in the life of our practice community, and to support our goals and activities. As members of the FCM community, we encourage and support one another in our practice to create greater peace, harmony and happiness in our lives and our communities, and to let go of our habitual patterns of dissatisfaction and suffering.
All FCM members, from our teacher Fred to the newest student, are involved in sharing our sincere efforts and our time, energy and resources to build our community, develop our individual and collective practices, and to be of benefit to our world and all living beings.
Membership Categories & Benefits
FCM membership is available in three categories. Many of our members join us in the Basic Membership category, and are able to participate fully in all FCM activities and events. For those who are able to make a greater financial commitment to support the work of our teacher and our community, please consider becoming Supporting or Sustaining Members. Please note that family memberships are intended to include spouses/partners and economically dependent children (18+).
Reduced Rate Membership: It is our teacher’s and community’s intention that no one is denied membership in FCM because of financial considerations. If you are unable to afford the cost of Basic Membership, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and together we will work out an affordable membership payment. Your membership payments may be made on an annual or quarterly basis.
For members who wish to make financial contributions to FCM over and above their annual membership fees, please click here.
Becoming a Member or Subscribing to our Mailing List
If you wish to become a new member of FCM, please click here. Please be sure to post your photo in the FCM Directory when joining; we want to get to know you! Click here for instructions for posting a photo.
If you are already a member and want to renew your membership, please make sure you are logged in, then click here.
For those who wish to receive regular e-mail updates about FCM’s activities and teachings, but do not wish to become members of FCM at this time, please click here to subscribe to our mailing list.
Whether or not you become a member of FCM, you are warmly welcomed to join us at our weekly sanghas for meditation and teachings, and at many of our other scheduled FCM activities, classes and workshops. We look forward to seeing you and to practicing together!