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    • 01 Feb 2021
    • (EST)
    • 26 Feb 2021
    • (EST)
    • 4 sessions
    • ONLINE from FCM's Tampa Center

    Please join us in FCM's virtual meditation hall for Morning Meditation, offered Monday through Friday from 7:00 to 8:00 am. All meditation includes some guidance by our teacher Fred or one of his senior students. Links to join Morning Meditation, plus any announcements of cancellations due to retreats or other events, are found on our home page at floridamindfulness.org.


    Our schedule for Morning Meditation is as follows.


    6:45 - 7:00 am Opening Zoom and settling into seat
    7:00 - 7:25 am Sitting meditation (25 minutes)
    7:25 - 7:35 am Walking meditation (10 minutes)
    7:35 - 7:55 am Sitting meditation (20 minutes)
    7:55 - 8:00 am Setting intentions for the day




     

    • 25 Feb 2021
    • 7:30 PM - 8:45 PM (EST)
    • ONLINE from FCM's Tampa Center

    Developing concentration is essential for cultivating a mind that is stable, present and at ease. We use a variety of concentration practices and objects (e.g. the breath, the body, sound, and pebbles) to train the mind to stay in the present moment rather than be carried away by discursive thinking, both in formal meditation and in our daily lives. Leader: Angie Parrish


    All of our Weekday evening Virtual Meditations are on Zoom, Monday through Thursday from 7:30-8:45 pm. The Zoom link is on our home page. Everyone is welcome. 


    We look forward to sharing these evenings with you! And we appreciate your feedback and ideas.

    • 26 Feb 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EST)
    • Online
    Register

    In this online session for FCM members, we will be using our minds, senses and art supplies to do simple projects that deepen our mindfulness. We also will be sharing deeply with others the thoughts, feelings and insights that arise. Each class will begin with an exercise to help us to become centered and then move on to an art activity that will help us to develop the qualities of the awakened heart.


    The intention of this offering is to allow people to experience practice in a different way. All sessions will be grounded in mindfulness. These classes do not attempt to teach techniques making art but do use art as a conduit to practice.


    Instructions and supplies on how to prepare will be in your confirmation email. Because participants are sequestering at home, materials will be those commonly found around your house. Please join the Zoom call with everything you need 10 minutes before the class so that you have time to settle before we begin.


    Beth Schroeder, founder of CAWM, is a lifelong artist and former Arts in Healing coordinator for Naples Healthcare System. She has been practicing Buddhism since 1997, when she took the 5 Precepts with Thich Nhat Hanh at the Omega Institute. She has been a student of Fred and member of the Florida Community of Mindfulness since 2003.  

    • 27 Feb 2021
    • 1:00 PM (EST)
    • Online

    The St. Petersburg Sangha (members, nonmembers, and newcomers) gathers in person at Crescent Lake Park at 1 p.m. on the last Saturday of the month. 


    This gathering provides attendees the opportunity for a short meditation together and other sangha practices such as walking meditation and conversation to build sangha friendships.


    All attendees are required to maintain physical distancing and to wear masks. 


    The group meets on the east side (Fifth Street side) of Crescent Lake Park, roughly in the area between 20th and 21st Avenues North.  Find a place to park on Fifth Street and then look for sangha friends gathering under the oaks. 


    Remember to bring a chair or something else that will be comfortable for you to sit on and please note that there are no public restrooms at the park.


    We hope that you will join us.  No need to register ahead of time. Newcomers are welcome!


    Note: The St. Petersburg Sangha also meets online via Zoom at 7 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month.


    • 27 Feb 2021
    • 7:30 PM - 8:45 PM (EST)
    • Online

    At FCM we celebrate the full moon each month with an evening devoted to meditations that help us develop and cultivate the mind of kindness, friendship and compassion towards all beings. During the guided meditation, we will practice embracing ourselves and others with thoughts of unconditional kindness, compassion, and support, and then to extend those feelings with well wishes for peace, happiness and an end to suffering for everyone in the world.


    It has long been part of Buddhist tradition to honor and celebrate the arrival of the full moon. Legend has it that Shakyamuni Buddha was born under a full moon, arrived at his enlightenment under a full moon, and passed into paranirvana under a full moon. In Zen the full moon reminds us of our Buddha nature or our essential wholeness and completeness.


    Our Full Moon Loving Kindness and Compassion evening will be Saturday, February 27. The event will be online from 7:30 – 8:45 pm. The evening will include guided loving kindness and compassion meditations, a short talk, and recitation of the Metta (Lovingkindness) Sutra and other music and altruistic readings. 


    This evening is open to members and non-members and newcomers are especially welcome.  The event is suitable for both beginners and experienced meditators. There is no formal advance registration; simply join us online on the Sangha Line (links below) shortly before 7:30 pm. 


    Zoom Links for FCM Sangha Line
    Video Link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3296243465?pwd=bUo1aFVQblhhbUFpZmZTci9EK0daZz09

    Dial-In # 1-646-558-8656
    Meeting ID# 329 624 3465


    • 28 Feb 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)
    • Online

    Weekly mindfulness meditation and teachings. Please visit Tampa Sangha for more information.

    • 28 Feb 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (EST)
    • Online

    The Naples Sangha (members, non-members, and newcomers in Naples and the greater Southwest Florida area) will now gather virtually 6:30-8:00 pm on the second and fourth Sundays of the month via Zoom. These gatherings will provide attendees the opportunity for a short meditation together, to share and discuss the teachings and practice of the Dharma, and to establish and re-establish Sangha friendships.  


    Discussions will be based on the current practices and teachings offered at FCM through the Sunday Dharma talks of our teacher, Fred Eppsteiner. Following meditation and an overview of the topic, participants will be invited to speak about the topic in the spirit of deep sharing and deep listening, in which we share from the heart and listen with acceptance and complete presence.  


    You will find the topic in Mindfulness Matters the week prior to the gathering, so that you might have the opportunity to review the talk we will discuss and contemplate its relevance to your experience. However, a short summary will also be provided during our gathering, so that everyone can feel free to attend and participate, regardless of whether the talk has been reviewed.  


    If you have not participated in a Zoom program with FCM in the past, please review these guidelines and plan to join the call no later than 6:25 pm, in order to be settled for the start in support of the group.


    The Zoom link and call-in information:


    Video Link https://zoom.us/j/7819862827

    Dial-In # 1-646-558-8656

    Meeting ID# 781 986 2827


    For more information, contact Brandy at brandymkidd@me.com.  

    Please join us.  No need to register ahead of time.  Newcomers are welcome!

    • 01 Mar 2021
    • (EST)
    • Online
    Registration is closed

    March 1 - May 24

     

    “To study Buddhism is to study the self. To study the self is to forget the self. To forget the self is to be enlightened by all things. To be enlightened by all things is to be free from attachment to the body and mind of one's self and of others.” (Zen Master Dogen)


    For students of Dharma, the issues of ‘self and ego’ and ‘non-self and non-ego’ are central to our spiritual quest and awakening. The intellectual and, most importantly, experiential resolution of this seeming paradox – i.e. what appears to be solid and real is not – has major implications for the well-being or ill-being that we experience daily in our personal lives. The Buddha stated that our belief in the permanent and solid nature of oneself in a world of other solid selves is the major cause of our ensnarement in self-created dissatisfaction, confusion and emotional afflictions. It is this fundamental ignorance of the way things really are (Reality) that prevents us from experiencing our fundamental oneness and connection with everything and everyone.


    The focus of this Intensive and the overriding commitment of all participants is to undertake a deep, comprehensive and penetrative look at the self in an intellectual/analytical, psychological, and, most importantly, experiential/meditative manner. The intent is to ground participants in the traditional Buddhist philosophical and psychological teachings and practices related to self/non-self, as well as to personalize and individualize these practices for each participant.  


    Deconstructing the Myth of Self  is a year-long Intensive. It will take place in three segments in 2021 - Part 1 in Spring, Part 2 in Summer, and Part 3 in Fall, giving us the opportunity to look and practice deeply and thoroughly.


    This Intensive is offered as an FCM Dharma Path Program. Dharma Path programs are designed for experienced practitioners who have already established a solid foundation of mindfulness and meditation practice, and have achieved some degree of emotional healing and stability. A detailed description of the Three Paths of Practice can be found on the FCM website, www.floridamindfulness.org under Programs/Paths of Practice.  Reviewing the Three Paths of Practice can be helpful in deciding which of the upcoming Intensives may be most suitable and beneficial for you. FCM members may also wish to consult the Three Paths of Practice Self-Assessment Questionnaire, which can be accessed via this link (be sure to log in to the website first to access this link).


    If you have any questions about this Intensive or whether it is appropriate for you, please contact Betsy Arizu at barizu@yahoo.com or Ken Lenington at kenlen108@gmail.com


    Registration will open from Jan 26 through February 10. Intensives are open to FCM members only. For information on membership on our website please click here


    The commitments for this Intensive are listed below. Before registering please read the commitments and reflect carefully on whether you will be able to keep them.


    Commitments for each Intensive participant:


    Study & Practice:

    • Spend a minimum of 60 minutes daily in formal meditative practice, study, reflection, and/or other practices related to the Intensive.  
    • Read the Dharma text portions assigned for the Intensive.
    • Regularly attend weekly meditation, daylongs and retreats during the Intensive, as possible.

    Participate in Assigned Practice Groups:

    • Be present for the Dharma Talks (via Zoom) on March 1, March 29, April 26, and May 24, all at 6:30-7:30pm. 
    • Participate in your assigned bi-weekly Mentor Group (via Zoom).
    • Be present for the Forum with Fred (via Zoom), April 11, 12:30-1:45 pm 

    The fee for Part 1 of this Intensive is $100. This is a suggested amount and participants are free to offer more or less depending on their individual financial situation. You may pay on-line or send your check made out to the Florida Community of Mindfulness (FCM) to Florida Community of Mindfulness, 6501 N. Nebraska Ave., Tampa, FL 33604.

     

    Part 1 of this Intensive will begin on March 1 and end on May 24.  Specific readings, group assignments, and Zoom instructions will be announced once registration has been completed. 


    REGISTRATION PROCEDURES: 

    Please read the information below before you click to register.

     

    Mentoring Groups. When you register, you will also be asked to indicate your preferences  for your by-weekly Mentoring Groups offered through Zoom.  You will be required to score each group as one of the following:

    o   my first choice

    o   my second choice

    o   could do but not preferred

    o   cannot do. 


    If there is more than one group that will work well for you, please mark all these as “my first choice.” This will provide us with added flexibility in making group assignments. Please have your calendar available when you register so that you can complete this part of the registration process accurately. 


    Mentoring Groups will meet bi-weekly six times during the Intensive in groups with approximately 8 members.  Ken and Betsy will rotate leading each group. We will give you exact dates as soon as registration ends and we can sort through preferences and compose groups that will work for everyone.

    Group #1: Wednesdays 7:30 – 8:30 am
    Group #2: Thursdays 7:30 – 8:30 am
    Group # 3: Thursdays 6:00 – 7:00 pm


    • 01 Mar 2021
    • (EST)
    • Online
    Registration is closed

    March 1 - May 24

     

    “There are many great sutras, but approaching them without this sutra is like trying to reach the top of the mountain without a path to go on.” (Thich Nhat Hanh)


    This Spring’s Mindful Living Path Intensive will return us to a foundational teaching and practice of our tradition. One of the oldest teachings of the Buddha relates to using the breath to develop mindfulness and concentration, leading to insight, in order to calm and stabilize the mind, and to develop equanimity and serenity. These teachings are presented in the Full Awareness of the Breath Sutra (Anapanasati Sutta). This sutra offers 16 specific meditations to facilitate the practitioner’s capacity to realize the fruits of these teachings in their consciousness and in daily life. Much ground is covered in these exercises, so to keep our practice focused, we will be working exclusively with the first 12 meditations. Working sequentially with each of these meditations, this Intensive will be an opportunity to develop a calm, stable, and joyful mind, and to consciously bring these practices into our daily interactions and activities in order to transform our lives. 


    Please note that participation in this Intensive is only open to members of FCM. For information on membership on our website please click here. 

     

    If you have any questions about this Intensive or whether it is appropriate for you, please contact Bill Mac Millen at bmacm21@gmail.com or Robbie Tisch at robtisch@comcast.net


    Registration will be open from January 26 through February 10 


    To ensure that you register on time, please register immediately or mark the registration closing date in your calendar now.


    Participants in this 12-week Intensive will be provided with a path of practice that will include a mentor, readings, and assigned weekly meditation and daily life practices. Together we will be hearing the teachings, reflecting on the teachings, and practicing the teachings. Bi-weekly group mentoring Zoom calls will provide individual guidance and support. Four Zoom Dharma talks by senior students Bill Mac Millen and Robbie Tisch will be offered to participants.  In addition, Fred will offer a Zoom Forum to answer questions and interact with participants. An Intensive Practice page on our website will be made available for Intensive materials and assignments.


    The two texts that we will use for this Intensive are:

    Breath by Breath by Larry Rosenberg
    Breathe,You are Alive! by Thich Nhat Hanh 
    Please acquire these texts as soon as you have registered for the Intensive.

    Commitments for each Intensive participant:

    The commitments for this Intensive are listed below. Before registering for the Intensive, please read the commitments and reflect carefully on whether you will be able to keep them:


    Study & Practice:

    • Spend a minimum of 30 minutes daily in formal meditative practice, study, reflection, and/or other practices related to the Intensive.  
    • Read the Dharma text portions assigned for the Intensive.
    • Regularly attend weekly meditation, daylongs, and retreats during the Intensive, as possible.

     

    Participate in Assigned Practice Groups:

    • Be present for the Dharma Talks (via Zoom) on March 1, March 29, April 26, and May 24, all at 6:30-7:30pm. 
    • Participate in your assigned bi-weekly Mentor Group (via Zoom).
    • Be present for the Forum with Fred (via Zoom) on March 28, 12:30-1:45 pm. 

    The fee for the Intensive is $100. This is a suggested amount and participants are free to offer more or less depending on their individual financial situation. You may pay on-line or send your check made out to the Florida Community of Mindfulness (FCM) to Florida Community of Mindfulness, 6501 N. Nebraska Ave., Tampa, FL 33604.

     

    This Intensive will begin on March 1 and end on May 24.  Specific readings, group assignments, and Zoom instructions will be announced once registration has been completed. 


    REGISTRATION PROCEDURES: 

    Please read the information below before you click to register.

     

    Mentoring Groups. When you register, you will also be asked to indicate your preferences for the Mentoring Groups offered through Zoom. The following 6 mentoring groups will be listed, and you will be required to score each group as one of the following:

    o   my first choice

    o   my second choice

    o   could do but not preferred

    o   cannot do. 


    If there is more than one group that will work well for you, please mark all these as “my first choice.” This will provide us with added flexibility in making group assignments. Please have your calendar available when you register so that you can complete this part of the registration process accurately. 

     

    Mentoring Group #1: Mondays at 7:30 a.m.; March 8 and 22, April 5 and 19; May 3 and 17

    Mentoring Group #2: Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.; March 9 and 23, April 6 and 20; May 4 and 18

    Mentoring Group #3: Wednesdays at 7:30 a.m.; March 10 and 24, April 7 and 21, May 5 and 19 

    Mentoring Group #4: Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m.; March 10 and 24, April 7 and 21, May 5 and 19

    Mentoring Group #5: Thursdays at 7:30 a.m.; March 11 and 25, April 8 and 22, May 6 and 20

    Mentoring Group #6: Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.; March 11 and 25, April 8 and 22, May 6 and 20


    • 01 Mar 2021
    • (EST)
    • Online
    Registration is closed

    A Six Month Intensive

    March 1 - August 30, 2021 


    With a firm foundation of daily practice, a clear aspiration, and mental and emotional stability and clarity, we are now ready to look more deeply into life and personal experience in order to awaken to the reality of non-self, emptiness, and our natural mind. At this point, the meditative exploration of the teachings is experiential, immediate and aims for a “break-through” or a “break-out” into a radically new unfettered view of life and reality. A life of true ease, wisdom, love and selfless service becomes available to us.    (Description of the Wisdom Path from FCM website)


    The Buddhist Path presents us with many teachings of a philosophical and psychological nature that help us correct fundamental misperceptions about life. Based on these deep seated wrong views, we often think, speak and act in ways that produce unhappiness and affliction in our lives. While Buddhist teachings are most instructive and helpful, if we don’t take them deeper than an intellectual understanding, their power to heal and transform will only be intermittent in our lives.


    Therefore, in addition to Right View, the Buddhist Path presents a meditative path that will help us directly and concretely uproot our most fundamental misperceptions about life and correct and replace long-standing bad habits of body and mind. By bringing the Buddhist meditative path into our lives, our ability to live a life of wholesome emotionality, mental clarity and inner peace becomes realizable.


    The Buddhist meditative path incorporates mindfulness, concentration, and insight (smirti, samatha, prajna) as its three pillars. While these meditation practices are available to all levels of practitioners, they vary in depth and difficulty based on one’s years of practice and meditative experience.


    Beginning in March, Fred is offering this Six Month Intensive on the Buddhist ‘meditative path that culminates in wisdom’ to experienced and longer-term members of our community. It is a Wisdom Path Intensive, and the teachings and practices will be based on the Buddhist lineages that aim at a ‘break through’ experience. The primary text for the Intensive will be Zurchungpa’s Testament.


    The fee for this Six-Month Intensive is $150. This is a suggested amount and participants are free to offer more or less depending on their individual financial situation. You may pay on-line or send your check made out to the Florida Community of Mindfulness (FCM) to Florida Community of Mindfulness, 6501 N. Nebraska Ave., Tampa, FL 33604.


    Criteria for participation in this year-long Intensive are the following:

    • Has been an active and stable FCM member for at least 4 years or has other comparable experience in a Buddhist meditative tradition
    • Has had a daily sitting meditation practice of at least 30-45 minutes for at least one year, demonstrates emotional stability in one’s life, and can maintain a self-directed meditative practice
    • Has attended at least one 7-day retreat with Fred (or equivalent) and/or at least 2 four day retreats with Fred
    • Has taken part in at least 3 Dharma Path and/or Wisdom Path Intensives
    • Has an ongoing student/teacher relationship with Fred

    If you are unsure whether you meet the criteria for this Intensive, contact Fred directly.

       

    The commitments for this Intensive are the following:

    • 1.5 hours of formal meditation practice and study daily
    • Fulfillment of all the readings and practices of the intensive
    • Attendance at Bi-Monthly Dharma Talks (via Zoom)
    • Attendance at Monthly Forum with Fred
    • Attendance at either a seven-day Great Cloud (or on-line, June 5-12) retreat or a solitary retreat of a minimum of 7 nights at Empty Cloud or elsewhere
    • Regular attendance at FCM morning and evening meditations and daylongs (if possible).
    • A monthly one-on-one practice consultation with Fred

    Registration will close on  February 6. To ensure you register by this date, please register immediately or mark the registration closing date in your calendar now. Acceptance into the Intensive will be at Fred’s discretion.


    • 01 Mar 2021
    • (EST)
    • 02 Apr 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 5 sessions
    • ONLINE from FCM's Tampa Center

    Please join us in FCM's virtual meditation hall for Morning Meditation, offered Monday through Friday from 7:00 to 8:00 am. All meditation includes some guidance by our teacher Fred or one of his senior students. Links to join Morning Meditation, plus any announcements of cancellations due to retreats or other events, are found on our home page at floridamindfulness.org.


    Our schedule for Morning Meditation is as follows.


    6:45 - 7:00 am Opening Zoom and settling into seat
    7:00 - 7:25 am Sitting meditation (25 minutes)
    7:25 - 7:35 am Walking meditation (10 minutes)
    7:35 - 7:55 am Sitting meditation (20 minutes)
    7:55 - 8:00 am Setting intentions for the day




     

    • 01 Mar 2021
    • 7:30 PM - 8:45 PM (EST)
    • ONLINE from FCM's Tampa Center

    The center piece for meditation and discussion on Monday night will be the Fourteen Mindfulness Trainings. We will offer a formal recitation ceremony once a month, and on alternate Mondays meditate and explore together how we can act ethically, wisely and with ease in this turbulent world of ours. Leaders: Bill Mac Millen and Marilyn Warlick


    All of our Weekday evening Virtual Meditations are on Zoom, Monday through Thursday from 7:30-8:45 pm. The Zoom link is on our home page. Everyone is welcome. 


    We look forward to sharing these evenings with you! And we appreciate your feedback and ideas.

    • 02 Mar 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (EST)
    • Online

    This weekly meditation group will be held Tuesdays on Zoom and is open to everyone in recovery: AA, NA, Alanon, and other programs. It is also for those trying to spend less time on the internet, Facebook, TV, shopping, etc. Please join us to learn more about the 11th Step (Prayer and Meditation) and how 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.


    People who practice meditation report reduced stress, greater peace, more clarity and happiness in their lives. They sleep better and have an increased ability to concentrate. These are some of the benefits of adding meditation to your recovery program.


    Everybody is welcome, whether you are just starting out or have been meditating for a while. The evenings will be led by teachers with a foundation in both meditation and recovery.


    ZOOMPlease join us online five minutes before the start at 6:30 pm.

    Video Linkhttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/86074740220

    or

    Dial-In #: 1-646-558-8656

    Meeting ID #: 860 747 40220


    If you have any questions please contact Eleanor at ececil1@verizon.net 

    • 02 Mar 2021
    • 7:30 PM - 8:45 PM (EST)
    • ONLINE from FCM's Tampa Center

    Join our teacher Fred for meditation and practices for generating an open heart. Traditional practices for cultivating loving kindness and compassion are offered in the context of bringing this open heart into our daily lives.


    All of our Weekday evening Virtual Meditations are on Zoom, Monday through Thursday from 7:30-8:45 pm. The Zoom link is on our home page. Everyone is welcome. 


    We look forward to sharing these evenings with you! And we appreciate your feedback and ideas.

    • 03 Mar 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (EST)
    • Online

    Please note: FCM Members can access the Death Cafe web page and the Zoom links by clicking here.


    Awareness of death and its inevitability is a key part of our Buddhist practice and yet the awareness often fades into the background with our busy lives. Death Cafes at FCM will be monthly drop-in opportunities to talk with other FCM members about death and dying. They will be held on the first Wednesday of each month from 7:00 to 8:30 pm via Zoom.


    Participating in Death Cafes will help members deepen their personal awareness of death, normalize conversations about death within our community, and make it easier to talk with our families and friends about this “elephant in the living room” fact of life.


    Through deep sharing and listening and open ended discussion, we will be able to reflect on the subjects of impermanence and death, and talk about whatever is on our minds, including our concerns, fears, questions and insights surrounding the topic of end of life.


    Death Cafes have become a widespread phenomena in Europe, America and Australia. Based on the work of  Bernard Crettaz, a Swiss sociologist and anthropologist, and championed by Jon Underwood in England, the basic idea of Death Cafes is that it is extremely valuable to simply talk about death. One of our members, Marilyn Warlick will be the FCM Death Cafe facilitator. 


    The group will meet the first Wednesday of each month on Zoom. You can drop-in to a Death Cafe for a one time experience or plan to come each month to talk about the important topic of death and dying. Please note that the group gatherings are intended as discussion groups rather than as grief support or counseling sessions. Please join us!


    If you have any questions, please contact Marilyn at marilynruth21@gmail.com.

    • 04 Mar 2021
    • 7:30 PM - 8:45 PM (EST)
    • ONLINE from FCM's Tampa Center

    Developing concentration is essential for cultivating a mind that is stable, present and at ease. We use a variety of concentration practices and objects (e.g. the breath, the body, sound, and pebbles) to train the mind to stay in the present moment rather than be carried away by discursive thinking, both in formal meditation and in our daily lives. Leader: Angie Parrish


    All of our Weekday evening Virtual Meditations are on Zoom, Monday through Thursday from 7:30-8:45 pm. The Zoom link is on our home page. Everyone is welcome. 


    We look forward to sharing these evenings with you! And we appreciate your feedback and ideas.

    • 06 Mar 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM (EST)
    • Online
    Register

    Whether you are a new or experienced meditator, our Half-Day and Daylong programs are an opportunity to support and deepen the practice of mindfulness and meditation, and nourish the seeds of happiness, transformation, and awakening in our lives. The programs include guided meditation, sitting and walking meditation, Dharma talks and reflection.


    Half-Days and Daylongs are offered to both FCM members and nonmembers free of charge (a donation, of course, is  always appreciated.) Please register to receive the Zoom links and any other important information.   


    The theme for the talks for the once-a-month Saturday Half-Days and Daylongs in 2021 are intended to help us awaken wisdom and compassion in our lives, recognize the goodness that lies within each one of us, and nurture our aspirations to be of benefit to others. The March 6 Half-Day will focus on the Paramita of Ethical Living. Please join us.  


    If you have any questions please contact Scott Nissensohn at scott.nissensohn@gmail.com.


    • 07 Mar 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM (EST)
    • Online

    If you are new to FCM, please join us for a 30-minute Orientation for Newcomers which is offered online the first Sunday of each month from  9:00 - 9:30 am. We want to get to know you, and answer any questions you may have about FCM and our programs, and ways to make your online meditation experience with FCM more valuable. 


    The Newcomer Orientation will be on Zoom. No registration is required - simply show up at 9:00 am. You will find the Zoom links and instructions here: Zoom Instructions for Sangha Line.pdf


    Our Sunday Sangha Meditation and Dharma Talk will be on this same Zoom line from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. 


    If you have any questions, please contact Maggie at mtudor@ut.edu.

    • 07 Mar 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)
    • Online

    Weekly mindfulness meditation and teachings. Please visit Tampa Sangha for more information.

    • 07 Mar 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EST)
    • Online
    • 17
    Register

    Do you live in your thoughts about the past or worries about the future? Do your emotions often cause stress and confusion? Do you get carried away by dramas.


    Introduction to Mindfulness and Meditation is a four-week course designed to support the practice of mindfulness, helping us develop the skills and attention to be fully present to our lives in the present moment, and to touch each moment deeply. It is intended for those new to mindfulness and meditation, as well as for those who want to review the basics and establish a more consistent daily mindfulness and meditation practice. The course includes basic instruction as well as an exploration of practical ways to bring mindfulness into daily activities.


    Learning Objectives:

    • Systematically explore mindfulness of breathing, the body and physical sensations through sitting and walking meditation and the body scan practice.
    • Establish and maintain a daily meditation practice.
    • Practice mindful meditation to explore the emotions, thoughts, and overall awareness.
    • Apply mindfulness to difficult emotions and thoughts to avoid getting caught up in dramas.
    • Cultivate daily meditation and mindfulness practices so that mindfulness becomes an integral part of your daily life.

    This four-week course will begin on Sunday, March 7, 14, 21 & 28 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Classes will be held online. The cost is $75 for all four sessions. If you have questions, please contact us at info@floridamindfulness.org.


    Class Instructors

    Jacqulyn Schuett stepped on the Path of Dharma in 1999 when she visited Plum Village for her first retreat with Thich Nhat Hanh. The sign at the entrance, ‘You Have Arrived,’ foreshadowed the sense of home she felt in the intimate environment of this small retreat. Her study with Fred Eppsteiner, through retreats and Intensive studies, began shortly thereafter. In 2015 she was ordained into the Order of Interbeing (OI) and provides support for both the Tampa Practice Center and the St. Petersburg Sangha. Jacqulyn also serves as a mentor and leader of introductory classes.


    John McHarris began practicing the Dharma in 1990 with teacher Shinge Roko Sherry Chayat Roshi at the Zen Center of Syracuse, Hoen-ji. Between the mid 1990s through 2016, John continued his practice while living overseas in Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Europe. During his career as a humanitarian aid worker with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), his focus has been on hunger, food security and nutrition. In 2010, John had the good fortune to meet his teacher Fred Eppsteiner in southwest Florida and has since been practicing with Fred and FCM in Naples.  


    • 07 Mar 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (EST)
    • Online
    • 20
    Register

    Monthly Sunday dinners will give members an opportunity to connect with each other and share life experiences during this time of physical distancing and social isolation. This is a wonderful way to meet other sangha members and help to strength our FCM community.


    As you will be sharing a meal, please set the stage for your virtual dinner just as you would if you had friends coming in person to your home. Place your computer at a distance and at an angle that will capture both you and your immediate surroundings. Please be sure that your table is set and your meal prepared before you login at 6:00 pm. We want the experience to be a relaxing treat for you and your visiting friends.


    Please indicate how many guests will be sitting at your dinner table.

     

    Registered members will be organized into small dinner groups with a host prior to the first Sunday of each month.

    • 08 Mar 2021
    • 7:30 PM - 8:45 PM (EST)
    • ONLINE from FCM's Tampa Center

    The center piece for meditation and discussion on Monday night will be the Fourteen Mindfulness Trainings. We will offer a formal recitation ceremony once a month, and on alternate Mondays meditate and explore together how we can act ethically, wisely and with ease in this turbulent world of ours. Leaders: Bill Mac Millen and Marilyn Warlick


    All of our Weekday evening Virtual Meditations are on Zoom, Monday through Thursday from 7:30-8:45 pm. The Zoom link is on our home page. Everyone is welcome. 


    We look forward to sharing these evenings with you! And we appreciate your feedback and ideas.

    • 09 Mar 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (EST)
    • Online

    This weekly meditation group will be held Tuesdays on Zoom and is open to everyone in recovery: AA, NA, Alanon, and other programs. It is also for those trying to spend less time on the internet, Facebook, TV, shopping, etc. Please join us to learn more about the 11th Step (Prayer and Meditation) and how 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.


    People who practice meditation report reduced stress, greater peace, more clarity and happiness in their lives. They sleep better and have an increased ability to concentrate. These are some of the benefits of adding meditation to your recovery program.


    Everybody is welcome, whether you are just starting out or have been meditating for a while. The evenings will be led by teachers with a foundation in both meditation and recovery.


    ZOOMPlease join us online five minutes before the start at 6:30 pm.

    Video Linkhttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/86074740220

    or

    Dial-In #: 1-646-558-8656

    Meeting ID #: 860 747 40220


    If you have any questions please contact Eleanor at ececil1@verizon.net 

    • 09 Mar 2021
    • 7:30 PM - 8:45 PM (EST)
    • ONLINE from FCM's Tampa Center

    Join our teacher Fred for meditation and practices for generating an open heart. Traditional practices for cultivating loving kindness and compassion are offered in the context of bringing this open heart into our daily lives.


    All of our Weekday evening Virtual Meditations are on Zoom, Monday through Thursday from 7:30-8:45 pm. The Zoom link is on our home page. Everyone is welcome. 


    We look forward to sharing these evenings with you! And we appreciate your feedback and ideas.

    • 11 Mar 2021
    • 7:30 PM - 8:45 PM (EST)
    • ONLINE from FCM's Tampa Center

    Developing concentration is essential for cultivating a mind that is stable, present and at ease. We use a variety of concentration practices and objects (e.g. the breath, the body, sound, and pebbles) to train the mind to stay in the present moment rather than be carried away by discursive thinking, both in formal meditation and in our daily lives. Leader: Angie Parrish


    All of our Weekday evening Virtual Meditations are on Zoom, Monday through Thursday from 7:30-8:45 pm. The Zoom link is on our home page. Everyone is welcome. 


    We look forward to sharing these evenings with you! And we appreciate your feedback and ideas.

    • 13 Mar 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM (EST)
    • Online
    Register

    What is the benefit for spiritual practice of understanding the brain? Over 2600 years ago, the Buddha, through his own profound experience, “woke up” to his true nature though deeply understanding and transforming his own mind. His profound insights have since inspired many to walk this path. Neuroscience, the study of the brain, is relatively young by comparison, but is proving very useful in understanding the role that the body – particularly its nervous system – plays in shaping the mind.

    Today we are gaining a clearer understanding of how strengthening our neural circuitry is related to transforming our mind, from understanding and interrupting reactivity to supporting greater wisdom, contentment and inner peace. In this workshop, we will share this understanding, including:

    • An overview of the brain’s primary “job” and how it functions - how does your brain actually work?
    • How thinking creates our reality and why what we think - even though in the privacy of our own minds - is so important for our wellbeing 
    • Can changing your mind actually change your brain?
    • The beneficial results of concentration, loving kindness, and other meditation practices on “re-wiring” the brain and transforming the mind

    Course Objectives:

    • To understand the anatomy, basic neurochemistry and biology of the nervous system
    • To understand the various subsystems that are included in the nervous system and how they are integrated
    • To understand the interface between thinking and brain function
    • To integrate our understanding of our nervous system with our practice of mindfulness and meditation so that we can apply these teachings and insights to promote wellbeing

    The course is structured to give a working understanding of the anatomy and function of the brain and is designed for practitioners of mindfulness and meditation. Our premise is that a better understanding of your brain can lead to a better mindfulness practice and meditation experience to support overall wellbeing. The workshop leaders will use their training and experience in medicine, Buddhism, mindfulness, and meditation to create an environment for workshop participants to learn practical and easily applicable means to facilitate the workshop’s goals. Presentations, mindfulness practice, and guided experiential meditations will all be utilized during the workshop. The suggested fee for this workshop is $40 ($50 for CE credits), with reduced rate participation also available.


    Please join us to learn more about how the emerging field of neuroscience informs the ancient wisdom of Dharma practice.



    Workshop Leaders

    Alex Lerner is a physician who specialized in Obstetrics and Gynecology and practiced in Tampa for over 20 years.

    He began on a mindfulness path in 2006 with teacher, Fred Eppsteiner, in the tradition of Vietnamese Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh. He has a deep interest in neuroscience and finds that the Buddhist teachings and approach to mindfulness is complimentary to modern scientific and philosophic thought and is now pursuing that connection.


    Angie Parrish has been a student of Buddhism and mindfulness for over 20 years. After a 1999 retreat with Thich Nhat Hanh, she became a student of Fred Eppsteiner's and a member of the Florida Community of Mindfulness. Angie brought the fruits of her experience in mindfulness and meditation into her professional career as an employee benefits consultant for a wide variety of organizations, including many employee training programs.


    Angie is a Dharma Leader with FCM, having been given permission by FCM’s teacher Fred Eppsteiner to share the Buddha’s teachings with the sangha. She is also a Qualified Teacher of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and is a frequent teacher of mindful living classes.


    * Florida Community of Mindfulness, Inc. is approved by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling to provide continuing education credits through CE Provider # 50-14766. Total in-class time is 3 hours.

    Mindfulness Institute Grievance Procedure

    Mail a statement describing your complaint to: Director of Continuing Education, 6501 N. Nebraska Avenue, Tampa, FL 33604.

    Questions? E-mail us at info@floridamindfulness.org or call 813-237-0746.


    • 14 Mar 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online

    Weekly mindfulness meditation and teachings. Please visit Tampa Sangha for more information.

    • 14 Mar 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online

    The Family & Teen Program is currently held virtually via Zoom for  FCM members' children & grandchildren. We generally schedule the program the second Sunday of month starting at 1 p.m.


    We have programs for each of these two age groups.

    • Lotus and Dharma Buds (up to 5th grade) 
    • The Teen Program (middle & high school)

    The Family & Teen 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.


    Please contact Karuna at karunaee@gmail.com if you would like further information.

    • 14 Mar 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online

    The Naples Sangha (members, non-members, and newcomers in Naples and the greater Southwest Florida area) will now gather virtually 6:30-8:00 pm on the second and fourth Sundays of the month via Zoom. These gatherings will provide attendees the opportunity for a short meditation together, to share and discuss the teachings and practice of the Dharma, and to establish and re-establish Sangha friendships.  


    Discussions will be based on the current practices and teachings offered at FCM through the Sunday Dharma talks of our teacher, Fred Eppsteiner. Following meditation and an overview of the topic, participants will be invited to speak about the topic in the spirit of deep sharing and deep listening, in which we share from the heart and listen with acceptance and complete presence.  


    You will find the topic in Mindfulness Matters the week prior to the gathering, so that you might have the opportunity to review the talk we will discuss and contemplate its relevance to your experience. However, a short summary will also be provided during our gathering, so that everyone can feel free to attend and participate, regardless of whether the talk has been reviewed.  


    If you have not participated in a Zoom program with FCM in the past, please review these guidelines and plan to join the call no later than 6:25 pm, in order to be settled for the start in support of the group.


    The Zoom link and call-in information:


    Video Link https://zoom.us/j/7819862827

    Dial-In # 1-646-558-8656

    Meeting ID# 781 986 2827


    For more information, contact Brandy at brandymkidd@me.com.  

    Please join us.  No need to register ahead of time.  Newcomers are welcome!

    • 15 Mar 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online
    Register

    Since the time of the Buddha, people have expressed their commitment to follow the Buddha’s teachings and the Buddhist path of practice by taking refuge in the Three Jewels and by receiving transmission of the five Buddhist precepts or trainings.


    Our teacher, Fred, was formally authorized by Thich Nhat Hanh to transmit the refuges and trainings. He will be conducting a Transmission Ceremony via Zoom on Sunday morning, March 28, for any FCM members who wish to formally Take Refuge and receive the Five Mindfulness Trainings. Those seeking transmission are required to attend a 90-minute preparatory class offered via Zoom either on Monday March 15, 5:30-7:00 pm or Tuesday March 16, 6:30-8:00 pm.  


    Taking Refuge means to take refuge in the Three Jewels—the Buddha, the Dharma and the Sangha. By taking refuge we express our trust in our own capacity to awaken, in the path of practice and mindful living, and in the sangha community to provide a refuge of safety, guidance, and support.


    In the Thich Nhat Hanh tradition, this is expressed as:

    I take refuge in the Buddha, the one who shows me the way in this life.

    I take refuge in the Dharma, the path of understanding and love.

    I take refuge in the Sangha, the community that lives in harmony and

    awareness.


    Further information on Taking Refuge can be found on the FCM website under Formally Entering the Path.


    Thich Nhat Hanh has formulated the traditional five Buddhist precepts as The Five Mindfulness Trainings. They provide the basis for living in ways that create happiness and relieve suffering for ourselves and for others. They are not authoritative rules imposed from the outside to be blindly adhered to, but rather guidelines for reflecting on our own aspirations and on our behavior and its consequences in order to live a more consciously aware life. The Five Mindfulness Trainings can be found on the FCM website under Teachings.


    The preparatory class will provide further explanation of the Three Refuges and the Five Mindfulness Trainings, explore ways they can be manifested in our daily lives and offer opportunities for questions and answers. Registering and attending the class does not obligate you to Take Refuge or Transmission. You are welcome to attend if you are just interested in learning more about these two practices and traditions that are integral to the Buddhist path.


    Please note for Transmission of the Five Mindfulness Trainings:

    • You must register and attend one of the two classes in order to participate in the Transmission Ceremony on March 28. A recording of the class will not be available for later viewing.
    • The ceremony on March 28 will be the only time the Transmission Ceremony will be offered and you must be present on zoom for the ceremony to receive transmission.

    Registration for the preparatory class is open through March 10.


    Register for only one of the classes in the calendar:

    Monday March 15, 5:30-7:00 or Tuesday March 16, 6:30-8:00 pmIf you have questions regarding the Five Mindfulness Trainings preparatory class please contact Diane Powell at diane.powell2010@gmail.com.


    High School Students, who are children of FCM members are eligible to take the Five Mindfulness at the same time as the adults. Parents, please register for one the prep classes, and put your teen’s name and age in the indicated box in the registration form.


    Transmission of the Two Promises for Children

    The Two Promises are the mindfulness trainings developed by Thich Nhat Hanh for children. Children of FCM members who are in elementary school (grades 1-5) and middle school (grades 6-8) are eligible to receive Transmission of the Two Promises on March 28.  If you are interested please contact Karuna by February 28, at  karunaee@gmail.comThe preparation sessions for Transmission of the Two Promises will take place on two Sunday afternoons in March via Zoom. You will find more information on the Two Promises under the Family and Teen Program on our website.

    • 15 Mar 2021
    • 7:30 PM - 8:45 PM (EDT)
    • ONLINE from FCM's Tampa Center

    The center piece for meditation and discussion on Monday night will be the Fourteen Mindfulness Trainings. We will offer a formal recitation ceremony once a month, and on alternate Mondays meditate and explore together how we can act ethically, wisely and with ease in this turbulent world of ours. Leaders: Bill Mac Millen and Marilyn Warlick


    All of our Weekday evening Virtual Meditations are on Zoom, Monday through Thursday from 7:30-8:45 pm. The Zoom link is on our home page. Everyone is welcome. 


    We look forward to sharing these evenings with you! And we appreciate your feedback and ideas.

    • 16 Mar 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online

    This weekly meditation group will be held Tuesdays on Zoom and is open to everyone in recovery: AA, NA, Alanon, and other programs. It is also for those trying to spend less time on the internet, Facebook, TV, shopping, etc. Please join us to learn more about the 11th Step (Prayer and Meditation) and how 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.


    People who practice meditation report reduced stress, greater peace, more clarity and happiness in their lives. They sleep better and have an increased ability to concentrate. These are some of the benefits of adding meditation to your recovery program.


    Everybody is welcome, whether you are just starting out or have been meditating for a while. The evenings will be led by teachers with a foundation in both meditation and recovery.


    ZOOMPlease join us online five minutes before the start at 6:30 pm.

    Video Linkhttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/86074740220

    or

    Dial-In #: 1-646-558-8656

    Meeting ID #: 860 747 40220


    If you have any questions please contact Eleanor at ececil1@verizon.net 

    • 16 Mar 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online
    Register

    Since the time of the Buddha, people have expressed their commitment to follow the Buddha’s teachings and the Buddhist path of practice by taking refuge in the Three Jewels and by receiving transmission of the five Buddhist precepts or trainings.


    Our teacher, Fred, was formally authorized by Thich Nhat Hanh to transmit the refuges and trainings. He will be conducting a Transmission Ceremony via Zoom on Sunday morning, March 28, for any FCM members who wish to formally Take Refuge and receive the Five Mindfulness Trainings. Those seeking transmission are required to attend a 90-minute preparatory class offered via Zoom either on on Monday March 15, 5:30-7:00 pm or Tuesday March 16, 6:30-8:00 pm.  


    Taking Refuge means to take refuge in the Three Jewels—the Buddha, the Dharma and the Sangha. By taking refuge we express our trust in our own capacity to awaken, in the path of practice and mindful living, and in the sangha community to provide a refuge of safety, guidance, and support.


    In the Thich Nhat Hanh tradition, this is expressed as:

    I take refuge in the Buddha, the one who shows me the way in this life.

    I take refuge in the Dharma, the path of understanding and love.

    I take refuge in the Sangha, the community that lives in harmony and

    awareness.


    Further information on Taking Refuge can be found on the FCM website under Formally Entering the Path.


    Thich Nhat Hanh has formulated the traditional five Buddhist precepts as The Five Mindfulness Trainings. They provide the basis for living in ways that create happiness and relieve suffering for ourselves and for others. They are not authoritative rules imposed from the outside to be blindly adhered to, but rather guidelines for reflecting on our own aspirations and on our behavior and its consequences in order to live a more consciously aware life. The Five Mindfulness Trainings can be found on the FCM website under Teachings.


    The preparatory class will provide further explanation of the Three Refuges and the Five Mindfulness Trainings, explore ways they can be manifested in our daily lives and offer opportunities for questions and answers. Registering and attending the class does not obligate you to Take Refuge or Transmission. You are welcome to attend if you are just interested in learning more about these two practices and traditions that are integral to the Buddhist path.


    Please note for Transmission of the Five Mindfulness Trainings:

    • You must register and attend one of the two class in order to participate in the Transmission Ceremony on March 28. A recording of the class will not be available for later viewing.
    • The ceremony on March 28 will be the only time the Transmission Ceremony will be offered and you must be present on zoom for the ceremony to receive transmission.

    Registration for the preparatory class is open through March 10.


    Register for only one of the classes in the calendar:

    Monday March 15, 5:30-7:00 or Tuesday March 16, 6:30-8:00 pm. If you have questions regarding the Five Mindfulness Trainings preparatory class please contact Diane Powell at diane.powell2010@gmail.com.


    High School Students, who are children of FCM members are eligible to take the Five Mindfulness at the same time as the adults. Parents, please register for one the prep classes, and put your teen’s name and age in the guest box.


    Transmission of the Two Promises for Children

    The Two Promises are the mindfulness trainings developed by Thich Nhat Hanh for children. Children of FCM members who are in elementary school (grades 1-5) and middle school (grades 6-8) are eligible to receive transmission of Transmission of the Two Promises on March 28.  If you are interested please contact Karuna by February 28, at  karunaee@gmail.comThe preparation sessions for Taking Refuge and Transmission of the Two Promises will take place on two Sunday afternoons in March via Zoom. You will find more information on the Two Promises under the Family and Teen Program on our website.

    • 16 Mar 2021
    • 7:30 PM - 8:45 PM (EDT)
    • ONLINE from FCM's Tampa Center

    Join our teacher Fred for meditation and practices for generating an open heart. Traditional practices for cultivating loving kindness and compassion are offered in the context of bringing this open heart into our daily lives.


    All of our Weekday evening Virtual Meditations are on Zoom, Monday through Thursday from 7:30-8:45 pm. The Zoom link is on our home page. Everyone is welcome. 


    We look forward to sharing these evenings with you! And we appreciate your feedback and ideas.

    • 17 Mar 2021
    • 7:00 PM (EDT)
    • 21 Mar 2021
    • 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online
    Register

    Many of us suffer from afflictive reactive patterns of body, speech and mind which cause suffering to ourselves and others. Doing harm to ourselves or to others, whatever the intensity, only perpetuates historical patterns of negativity. These actions not only keep us in pain-producing feedback loops, but also rob us of the energy needed to move our life in positive and transformative directions.


    To create the fertile soil in which our wholesome seeds can deeply take root and blossom, we must change the overall orientation of our minds from a narrowly constricted and delusive view to a mind illuminated by the intelligence and compassion of the Dharma path. As long as our minds are ensnared in wrong views, we will reap the results of suffering and dis-ease.


    In this retreat, Fred will offer Buddhist teachings and practices that help us turn away from the worldly orientation that breeds reactive mind states. Instead, we will learn how to create conditions in our mind where our wholesome aspirations of body, speech and mind can germinate and flourish. Through teachings, guided meditations and personal reflection, participants will gain a deeper realization that will support their path of transformation.


    In this four-day on-line retreat, Dharma talks, guided meditations, experiential exercises and group dialogues will give participants the opportunity to meet the challenges of practice with new confidence in walking the path of awakening.


    This retreat is appropriate for practitioners at all levels, including both those new to Buddhist practice and longer-term practitioners. This retreat is open to both members and non-members of FCM.


    The retreat registration fee is $100. The fee covers 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 are available. Please click here to see FCMs Retreat Scholarship Policy and for an Application, which needs to be submitted prior to the registration deadline for this retreat.


    The retreat begins on Wednesday evening, March 17 at 7:00 pm and ends on Sunday, March 21, at noon. We ask that participants plan to participate in the entire retreat, and to do so with the same energy of commitment and dedication as one would bring to an in-person residential retreat. We will be sending you a retreat schedule to follow and practice guidelines to help you create conditions in your home to support your retreat. 


    The retreat will include 3-4 Practice Sessions for meditation daily, Dharma talks and instruction, and group sharing, along with "off line" time for meals & rest, outdoor walking, personal practice, and time to take care of essential household tasks and responsibilities. If you cannot be fully present for all of the days of the retreat, within the flexibility of the schedule as described above, please do not register.


    Registration will close on Friday, March 5.


    • 17 Mar 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (EDT)
    • Online

    The St. Petersburg Sangha (members, nonmembers, and newcomers) will now gather virtually from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month via Zoom. This gathering provides attendees the opportunity for a short meditation together followed by time to share and discuss the teachings and practice of the Dharma, and to establish and re-establish Sangha friendships.  


    Discussions are based on the current practices and teachings offered at FCM through Intensives, retreats and the Sunday Dharma talks of our teacher, Fred Eppsteiner and other Dharma Leaders. Occasionally established practitioners offer short talks on what they have learned through their practice. Following meditation and an overview of the topic, participants are invited to speak about the topic in the spirit of deep sharing and deep listening, in which one shares from the heart and listens with acceptance and complete presence.


    Knowing how much everyone enjoys connecting with Sangha friends, those who wish to do so are invited to stay online to talk less formally after the closing bells and announcements.


    If you have not participated in a Zoom program with FCM in the past, please review these guidelines and plan to join the call no later than 6:55 p.m., in order to be settled for the start in support of the group.


    The Zoom link and call-in information:

    Video Link

    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3296243465?pwd=bUo1aFVQblhhbUFpZmZTci9EK0daZz09

    Dial-In #
    1-646-558-8656
    Meeting ID#
    329-624-3465


    We hope that you will join us.  No need to register ahead of time. Newcomers are welcome!


    Note: The St. Petersburg Sangha also meets in person at Crescent Lake Park on the last Saturday of the month.

    • 18 Mar 2021
    • 7:30 PM - 8:45 PM (EDT)
    • ONLINE from FCM's Tampa Center

    Developing concentration is essential for cultivating a mind that is stable, present and at ease. We use a variety of concentration practices and objects (e.g. the breath, the body, sound, and pebbles) to train the mind to stay in the present moment rather than be carried away by discursive thinking, both in formal meditation and in our daily lives. Leader: Angie Parrish


    All of our Weekday evening Virtual Meditations are on Zoom, Monday through Thursday from 7:30-8:45 pm. The Zoom link is on our home page. Everyone is welcome. 


    We look forward to sharing these evenings with you! And we appreciate your feedback and ideas.

    • 21 Mar 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online

    Weekly mindfulness meditation and teachings. Please visit Tampa Sangha for more information.

    • 22 Mar 2021
    • 7:30 PM - 8:45 PM (EDT)
    • ONLINE from FCM's Tampa Center

    The center piece for meditation and discussion on Monday night will be the Fourteen Mindfulness Trainings. We will offer a formal recitation ceremony once a month, and on alternate Mondays meditate and explore together how we can act ethically, wisely and with ease in this turbulent world of ours. Leaders: Bill Mac Millen and Marilyn Warlick


    All of our Weekday evening Virtual Meditations are on Zoom, Monday through Thursday from 7:30-8:45 pm. The Zoom link is on our home page. Everyone is welcome. 


    We look forward to sharing these evenings with you! And we appreciate your feedback and ideas.

    • 23 Mar 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online

    This weekly meditation group will be held Tuesdays on Zoom and is open to everyone in recovery: AA, NA, Alanon, and other programs. It is also for those trying to spend less time on the internet, Facebook, TV, shopping, etc. Please join us to learn more about the 11th Step (Prayer and Meditation) and how 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.


    People who practice meditation report reduced stress, greater peace, more clarity and happiness in their lives. They sleep better and have an increased ability to concentrate. These are some of the benefits of adding meditation to your recovery program.


    Everybody is welcome, whether you are just starting out or have been meditating for a while. The evenings will be led by teachers with a foundation in both meditation and recovery.


    ZOOMPlease join us online five minutes before the start at 6:30 pm.

    Video Linkhttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/86074740220

    or

    Dial-In #: 1-646-558-8656

    Meeting ID #: 860 747 40220


    If you have any questions please contact Eleanor at ececil1@verizon.net 

    • 23 Mar 2021
    • 7:30 PM - 8:45 PM (EDT)
    • ONLINE from FCM's Tampa Center

    Join our teacher Fred for meditation and practices for generating an open heart. Traditional practices for cultivating loving kindness and compassion are offered in the context of bringing this open heart into our daily lives.


    All of our Weekday evening Virtual Meditations are on Zoom, Monday through Thursday from 7:30-8:45 pm. The Zoom link is on our home page. Everyone is welcome. 


    We look forward to sharing these evenings with you! And we appreciate your feedback and ideas.

    • 25 Mar 2021
    • 7:30 PM - 8:45 PM (EDT)
    • ONLINE from FCM's Tampa Center

    Developing concentration is essential for cultivating a mind that is stable, present and at ease. We use a variety of concentration practices and objects (e.g. the breath, the body, sound, and pebbles) to train the mind to stay in the present moment rather than be carried away by discursive thinking, both in formal meditation and in our daily lives. Leader: Angie Parrish


    All of our Weekday evening Virtual Meditations are on Zoom, Monday through Thursday from 7:30-8:45 pm. The Zoom link is on our home page. Everyone is welcome. 


    We look forward to sharing these evenings with you! And we appreciate your feedback and ideas.

    • 26 Mar 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online
    Register

    In this online session for FCM members, we will be using our minds, senses and art supplies to do simple projects that deepen our mindfulness. We also will be sharing deeply with others the thoughts, feelings and insights that arise. Each class will begin with an exercise to help us to become centered and then move on to an art activity that will help us to develop the qualities of the awakened heart.


    The intention of this offering is to allow people to experience practice in a different way. All sessions will be grounded in mindfulness. These classes do not attempt to teach techniques making art but do use art as a conduit to practice.


    Instructions and supplies on how to prepare will be in your confirmation email. Because participants are sequestering at home, materials will be those commonly found around your house. Please join the Zoom call with everything you need 10 minutes before the class so that you have time to settle before we begin.


    Beth Schroeder, founder of CAWM, is a lifelong artist and former Arts in Healing coordinator for Naples Healthcare System. She has been practicing Buddhism since 1997, when she took the 5 Precepts with Thich Nhat Hanh at the Omega Institute. She has been a student of Fred and member of the Florida Community of Mindfulness since 2003.  

    • 26 Mar 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (EDT)
    • Online

    Wake Up Tampa Bay is a  mindfulness and meditation group for people in their 20s & 30s. We meet every Friday from 7:00pm to 8:30pm to practice sitting and walking mediation as well as to share about our engagement with the practices of mindfulness and the Buddha's teachings in our lives. 


    The Zoom link is on our Wake Up page


    Please feel comfortable coming late and leaving early as needed.


    There is no charge for this event.


    *All Wake Up Tampa Bay events are alcohol, drug, and animal product free. Everyone in their 20s and 30s are welcome, but we ask that all who come do so with a clear mind and an open heart. Please leave cynicism and offensive speech at the door, and if you are intoxicated, we ask that you wait for another time to join us.

    Wake Up Tampa Bay is a  mindfulness and meditation group for people in their 20s & 30s. We meet every Friday from 7:00pm to 8:30pm to practice sitting and walking mediation as well as to share about our engagement with the practices of mindfulness and the Buddha's teachings in our lives. 


    The Zoom link is on our home page


    Please feel comfortable coming late and leaving early as needed.


    There is no charge for this event.


    *All Wake Up Tampa Bay events are alcohol, drug, and animal product free. Everyone in their 20s and 30s are welcome, but we ask that all who come do so with a clear mind and an open heart. Please leave cynicism and offensive speech at the door, and if you are intoxicated, we ask that you wait for another time to join us.
    • 27 Mar 2021
    • 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online

    The St. Petersburg Sangha (members, nonmembers, and newcomers) gathers in person at Crescent Lake Park at 1 p.m. on the last Saturday of the month. 


    This gathering provides attendees the opportunity for a short meditation together and other sangha practices such as walking meditation and conversation to build sangha friendships.


    All attendees are required to maintain physical distancing and to wear masks. 


    The group meets on the east side (Fifth Street side) of Crescent Lake Park, roughly in the area between 20th and 21st Avenues North.  Find a place to park on Fifth Street and then look for sangha friends gathering under the oaks. 


    Remember to bring a chair or something else that will be comfortable for you to sit on and please note that there are no public restrooms at the park.


    We hope that you will join us.  No need to register ahead of time. Newcomers are welcome!


    Note: The St. Petersburg Sangha also meets online via Zoom at 7 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month.


    • 28 Mar 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online

    Weekly mindfulness meditation and teachings. Please visit Tampa Sangha for more information.

    • 28 Mar 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online

    The Naples Sangha (members, non-members, and newcomers in Naples and the greater Southwest Florida area) will now gather virtually 6:30-8:00 pm on the second and fourth Sundays of the month via Zoom. These gatherings will provide attendees the opportunity for a short meditation together, to share and discuss the teachings and practice of the Dharma, and to establish and re-establish Sangha friendships.  


    Discussions will be based on the current practices and teachings offered at FCM through the Sunday Dharma talks of our teacher, Fred Eppsteiner. Following meditation and an overview of the topic, participants will be invited to speak about the topic in the spirit of deep sharing and deep listening, in which we share from the heart and listen with acceptance and complete presence.  


    You will find the topic in Mindfulness Matters the week prior to the gathering, so that you might have the opportunity to review the talk we will discuss and contemplate its relevance to your experience. However, a short summary will also be provided during our gathering, so that everyone can feel free to attend and participate, regardless of whether the talk has been reviewed.  


    If you have not participated in a Zoom program with FCM in the past, please review these guidelines and plan to join the call no later than 6:25 pm, in order to be settled for the start in support of the group.


    The Zoom link and call-in information:


    Video Link https://zoom.us/j/7819862827

    Dial-In # 1-646-558-8656

    Meeting ID# 781 986 2827


    For more information, contact Brandy at brandymkidd@me.com.  

    Please join us.  No need to register ahead of time.  Newcomers are welcome!

    • 28 Mar 2021
    • 7:30 PM - 8:45 PM (EDT)
    • Online

    At FCM we celebrate the full moon each month with an evening devoted to meditations that help us develop and cultivate the mind of kindness, friendship and compassion towards all beings. During the guided meditation, we will practice embracing ourselves and others with thoughts of unconditional kindness, compassion, and support, and then to extend those feelings with well wishes for peace, happiness and an end to suffering for everyone in the world.


    It has long been part of Buddhist tradition to honor and celebrate the arrival of the full moon. Legend has it that Shakyamuni Buddha was born under a full moon, arrived at his enlightenment under a full moon, and passed into paranirvana under a full moon. In Zen the full moon reminds us of our Buddha nature or our essential wholeness and completeness.


    Our Full Moon Loving Kindness and Compassion evening will be Sunday, March 28. The event will be online from 7:30 – 8:45 pm. The evening will include guided loving kindness and compassion meditations, a short talk, and recitation of the Metta (Lovingkindness) Sutra and other music and altruistic readings. 


    This evening is open to members and non-members and newcomers are especially welcome.  The event is suitable for both beginners and experienced meditators. There is no formal advance registration; simply join us online on the Sangha Line (links below) shortly before 7:30 pm. 


    Zoom Links for FCM Sangha Line
    Video Link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3296243465?pwd=bUo1aFVQblhhbUFpZmZTci9EK0daZz09

    Dial-In # 1-646-558-8656
    Meeting ID# 329 624 3465


    • 29 Mar 2021
    • 7:30 PM - 8:45 PM (EDT)
    • ONLINE from FCM's Tampa Center

    The center piece for meditation and discussion on Monday night will be the Fourteen Mindfulness Trainings. We will offer a formal recitation ceremony once a month, and on alternate Mondays meditate and explore together how we can act ethically, wisely and with ease in this turbulent world of ours. Leaders: Bill Mac Millen and Marilyn Warlick


    All of our Weekday evening Virtual Meditations are on Zoom, Monday through Thursday from 7:30-8:45 pm. The Zoom link is on our home page. Everyone is welcome. 


    We look forward to sharing these evenings with you! And we appreciate your feedback and ideas.

    • 30 Mar 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online

    This weekly meditation group will be held Tuesdays on Zoom and is open to everyone in recovery: AA, NA, Alanon, and other programs. It is also for those trying to spend less time on the internet, Facebook, TV, shopping, etc. Please join us to learn more about the 11th Step (Prayer and Meditation) and how 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.


    People who practice meditation report reduced stress, greater peace, more clarity and happiness in their lives. They sleep better and have an increased ability to concentrate. These are some of the benefits of adding meditation to your recovery program.


    Everybody is welcome, whether you are just starting out or have been meditating for a while. The evenings will be led by teachers with a foundation in both meditation and recovery.


    ZOOMPlease join us online five minutes before the start at 6:30 pm.

    Video Linkhttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/86074740220

    or

    Dial-In #: 1-646-558-8656

    Meeting ID #: 860 747 40220


    If you have any questions please contact Eleanor at ececil1@verizon.net 

    • 30 Mar 2021
    • 7:30 PM - 8:45 PM (EDT)
    • ONLINE from FCM's Tampa Center

    Join our teacher Fred for meditation and practices for generating an open heart. Traditional practices for cultivating loving kindness and compassion are offered in the context of bringing this open heart into our daily lives.


    All of our Weekday evening Virtual Meditations are on Zoom, Monday through Thursday from 7:30-8:45 pm. The Zoom link is on our home page. Everyone is welcome. 


    We look forward to sharing these evenings with you! And we appreciate your feedback and ideas.

    • 01 Apr 2021
    • 7:30 PM - 8:45 PM (EDT)
    • ONLINE from FCM's Tampa Center

    Developing concentration is essential for cultivating a mind that is stable, present and at ease. We use a variety of concentration practices and objects (e.g. the breath, the body, sound, and pebbles) to train the mind to stay in the present moment rather than be carried away by discursive thinking, both in formal meditation and in our daily lives. Leader: Angie Parrish


    All of our Weekday evening Virtual Meditations are on Zoom, Monday through Thursday from 7:30-8:45 pm. The Zoom link is on our home page. Everyone is welcome. 


    We look forward to sharing these evenings with you! And we appreciate your feedback and ideas.

    • 03 Apr 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM (EDT)
    • Online
    Register

    Whether you are a new or experienced meditator, our Half-Day and Daylong programs are an opportunity to support and deepen the practice of mindfulness and meditation, and nourish the seeds of happiness, transformation, and awakening in our lives. The programs include guided meditation, sitting and walking meditation, Dharma talks and reflection.


    Half-Days and Daylongs are offered to both FCM members and nonmembers free of charge (a donation, of course, is  always appreciated.) Please register to receive the Zoom links and any other important information.   


    The theme for the talks for the once-a-month Saturday Half-Days and Daylongs in 2021 are intended to help us awaken wisdom and compassion in our lives, recognize the goodness that lies within each one of us, and nurture our aspirations to be of benefit to others. The April 3 Half-Day will focus on the Paramita of Patience. Please join us.  


    If you have any questions please contact Scott Nissensohn at scott.nissensohn@gmail.com.

    • 04 Apr 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM (EDT)
    • Online

    If you are new to FCM, please join us for a 30-minute Orientation for Newcomers which is offered online the first Sunday of each month from  9:00 - 9:30 am. We want to get to know you, and answer any questions you may have about FCM and our programs, and ways to make your online meditation experience with FCM more valuable. 


    The Newcomer Orientation will be on Zoom. No registration is required - simply show up at 9:00 am. You will find the Zoom links and instructions here: Zoom Instructions for Sangha Line.pdf


    Our Sunday Sangha Meditation and Dharma Talk will be on this same Zoom line from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. 


    If you have any questions, please contact Maggie at mtudor@ut.edu.

    • 04 Apr 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online

    Weekly mindfulness meditation and teachings. Please visit Tampa Sangha for more information.

    • 04 Apr 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (EDT)
    • Online
    • 30
    Register

    Monthly Sunday dinners will give members an opportunity to connect with each other and share life experiences during this time of physical distancing and social isolation. This is a wonderful way to meet other sangha members and help to strength our FCM community.


    As you will be sharing a meal, please set the stage for your virtual dinner just as you would if you had friends coming in person to your home. Place your computer at a distance and at an angle that will capture both you and your immediate surroundings. Please be sure that your table is set and your meal prepared before you login at 6:00 pm. We want the experience to be a relaxing treat for you and your visiting friends.


    Please indicate how many guests will be sitting at your dinner table.

     

    Registered members will be organized into small dinner groups with a host prior to the first Sunday of each month.

    • 05 Apr 2021
    • 7:30 PM - 8:45 PM (EDT)
    • ONLINE from FCM's Tampa Center

    The center piece for meditation and discussion on Monday night will be the Fourteen Mindfulness Trainings. We will offer a formal recitation ceremony once a month, and on alternate Mondays meditate and explore together how we can act ethically, wisely and with ease in this turbulent world of ours. Leaders: Bill Mac Millen and Marilyn Warlick


    All of our Weekday evening Virtual Meditations are on Zoom, Monday through Thursday from 7:30-8:45 pm. The Zoom link is on our home page. Everyone is welcome. 


    We look forward to sharing these evenings with you! And we appreciate your feedback and ideas.

    • 06 Apr 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online

    This weekly meditation group will be held Tuesdays on Zoom and is open to everyone in recovery: AA, NA, Alanon, and other programs. It is also for those trying to spend less time on the internet, Facebook, TV, shopping, etc. Please join us to learn more about the 11th Step (Prayer and Meditation) and how 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.


    People who practice meditation report reduced stress, greater peace, more clarity and happiness in their lives. They sleep better and have an increased ability to concentrate. These are some of the benefits of adding meditation to your recovery program.


    Everybody is welcome, whether you are just starting out or have been meditating for a while. The evenings will be led by teachers with a foundation in both meditation and recovery.


    ZOOMPlease join us online five minutes before the start at 6:30 pm.

    Video Linkhttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/86074740220

    or

    Dial-In #: 1-646-558-8656

    Meeting ID #: 860 747 40220


    If you have any questions please contact Eleanor at ececil1@verizon.net 

    • 06 Apr 2021
    • 7:30 PM - 8:45 PM (EDT)
    • ONLINE from FCM's Tampa Center

    Join our teacher Fred for meditation and practices for generating an open heart. Traditional practices for cultivating loving kindness and compassion are offered in the context of bringing this open heart into our daily lives.


    All of our Weekday evening Virtual Meditations are on Zoom, Monday through Thursday from 7:30-8:45 pm. The Zoom link is on our home page. Everyone is welcome. 


    We look forward to sharing these evenings with you! And we appreciate your feedback and ideas.

    • 07 Apr 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (EDT)
    • Online

    Please note: FCM Members can access the Death Cafe web page and the Zoom links by clicking here.


    Awareness of death and its inevitability is a key part of our Buddhist practice and yet the awareness often fades into the background with our busy lives. Death Cafes at FCM will be monthly drop-in opportunities to talk with other FCM members about death and dying. They will be held on the first Wednesday of each month from 7:00 to 8:30 pm via Zoom.


    Participating in Death Cafes will help members deepen their personal awareness of death, normalize conversations about death within our community, and make it easier to talk with our families and friends about this “elephant in the living room” fact of life.


    Through deep sharing and listening and open ended discussion, we will be able to reflect on the subjects of impermanence and death, and talk about whatever is on our minds, including our concerns, fears, questions and insights surrounding the topic of end of life.


    Death Cafes have become a widespread phenomena in Europe, America and Australia. Based on the work of  Bernard Crettaz, a Swiss sociologist and anthropologist, and championed by Jon Underwood in England, the basic idea of Death Cafes is that it is extremely valuable to simply talk about death. One of our members, Marilyn Warlick will be the FCM Death Cafe facilitator. 


    The group will meet the first Wednesday of each month on Zoom. You can drop-in to a Death Cafe for a one time experience or plan to come each month to talk about the important topic of death and dying. Please note that the group gatherings are intended as discussion groups rather than as grief support or counseling sessions. Please join us!


    If you have any questions, please contact Marilyn at marilynruth21@gmail.com.

    • 08 Apr 2021
    • 7:30 PM - 8:45 PM (EDT)
    • ONLINE from FCM's Tampa Center

    Developing concentration is essential for cultivating a mind that is stable, present and at ease. We use a variety of concentration practices and objects (e.g. the breath, the body, sound, and pebbles) to train the mind to stay in the present moment rather than be carried away by discursive thinking, both in formal meditation and in our daily lives. Leader: Angie Parrish


    All of our Weekday evening Virtual Meditations are on Zoom, Monday through Thursday from 7:30-8:45 pm. The Zoom link is on our home page. Everyone is welcome. 


    We look forward to sharing these evenings with you! And we appreciate your feedback and ideas.

    • 11 Apr 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online

    Weekly mindfulness meditation and teachings. Please visit Tampa Sangha for more information.

    • 11 Apr 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online

    The Family & Teen Program is currently held virtually via Zoom for  FCM members' children & grandchildren. We generally schedule the program the second Sunday of month starting at 1 p.m.


    We have programs for each of these two age groups.

    • Lotus and Dharma Buds (up to 5th grade) 
    • The Teen Program (middle & high school)

    The Family & Teen 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.


    Please contact Karuna at karunaee@gmail.com if you would like further information.

    • 11 Apr 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online

    The Naples Sangha (members, non-members, and newcomers in Naples and the greater Southwest Florida area) will now gather virtually 6:30-8:00 pm on the second and fourth Sundays of the month via Zoom. These gatherings will provide attendees the opportunity for a short meditation together, to share and discuss the teachings and practice of the Dharma, and to establish and re-establish Sangha friendships.  


    Discussions will be based on the current practices and teachings offered at FCM through the Sunday Dharma talks of our teacher, Fred Eppsteiner. Following meditation and an overview of the topic, participants will be invited to speak about the topic in the spirit of deep sharing and deep listening, in which we share from the heart and listen with acceptance and complete presence.  


    You will find the topic in Mindfulness Matters the week prior to the gathering, so that you might have the opportunity to review the talk we will discuss and contemplate its relevance to your experience. However, a short summary will also be provided during our gathering, so that everyone can feel free to attend and participate, regardless of whether the talk has been reviewed.  


    If you have not participated in a Zoom program with FCM in the past, please review these guidelines and plan to join the call no later than 6:25 pm, in order to be settled for the start in support of the group.


    The Zoom link and call-in information:


    Video Link https://zoom.us/j/7819862827

    Dial-In # 1-646-558-8656

    Meeting ID# 781 986 2827


    For more information, contact Brandy at brandymkidd@me.com.  

    Please join us.  No need to register ahead of time.  Newcomers are welcome!

    • 12 Apr 2021
    • 7:30 PM - 8:45 PM (EDT)
    • ONLINE from FCM's Tampa Center

    The center piece for meditation and discussion on Monday night will be the Fourteen Mindfulness Trainings. We will offer a formal recitation ceremony once a month, and on alternate Mondays meditate and explore together how we can act ethically, wisely and with ease in this turbulent world of ours. Leaders: Bill Mac Millen and Marilyn Warlick


    All of our Weekday evening Virtual Meditations are on Zoom, Monday through Thursday from 7:30-8:45 pm. The Zoom link is on our home page. Everyone is welcome. 


    We look forward to sharing these evenings with you! And we appreciate your feedback and ideas.

    • 13 Apr 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online

    This weekly meditation group will be held Tuesdays on Zoom and is open to everyone in recovery: AA, NA, Alanon, and other programs. It is also for those trying to spend less time on the internet, Facebook, TV, shopping, etc