FLORIDA DHARMA GROUPS

Buddhist and meditation groups, centers and sanghas in the state of Florida

To add your group or to update a listing, send an email to fldharma@smiling-buddha.com

List compiled by Mitch Cantor: doshin@bellsouth.net

Notes: Centers and groups are responsible for their own information.

This is only a list, it does not imply any type of certification or membership in an organization. Check with individual groups or centers for affiliations.

If you contact us with updates or additions, it may take a week or so before we have time to make the changes to this page.

NAME

ADDRESS

PHONE

CONTACT

E-MAIL

LINEAGE/TRADITION

Aspen Gold Dharma Center

Mailing:
7429 Biltmore Drive
Sarasota, FL 34231

941-726-6228

Reverend Daito Zenei

Eric Thompson

aspengold@comcast.net

Soto Zen

Blue Ocean Sangha

726 6th St.
Miami Beach, FL 33139

305-215-8110

Antonio Brunner

info@blueoceansangha.org

Thich Nhat Hanh / Order of Interbeing

Bodhi Tree Dhamma Center

11355 Dauphin Avenue
Largo, FL 33778-2903

727-392-7698

Jim Cameron

jcameron3@earthlink.net

Therevada/
Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery

Brevard County Buddhist Fellowship

11 Fillmore Court

Satellite Beach, FL 32937

Shanti Johnson

brevard@bffct.net

Shin Buddhism

Brevard Zen Center

1261 N. Range Rd.
Cocoa FL 32926

321-795-6570

Jim Chonen Gallagher

chonen_gallagher@hotmail.com

Soto Zen/
White Plum

Broward Lotus Sangha

Meeting:
7504 Pembroke Rd.
Pembroke Pines, FL 33023

Mailing:
PO Box 245124
Pembroke Pines, FL 33024

954-665-4325

Dr. Martha Martinez

info@BrowardLotusSangha.org

Thich Nhat Hanh

Zen

Community of Mindful Living

Buddhist Peace Fellowship, Tallahassee

Jenny Grill

jcg3375@garnet.acns.fsu.edu


Buddhist Peace Fellowship

Buddhist Peace Fellowship, Tampa Bay

11355 Dauphin Ave.
Largo, Florida 33778

813-238-9713

Rick Ferriss

info@bpf-tampabay.org

Buddhist Peace Fellowship

Buddhist Society of Contemplative Living

2500 Indian River Drive
Jensen Beach, FL 34957


772-708-1570

Sankhodae Sunim

sankhodae@yahoo.com

Mahayana Zen and Vajrajana Meditative

Buddhist Society of NW Florida

Pensacola


Kris Ronca

contact@bsnwf.org

Forest Tradition of Ajahn Chah

The Chenrezig Project

Mailing: P.O. Box 11
Yalaha, FL 34797

352-324-3419

Mark Winwood

mwinwood@chenrezigproject.org

Mahayanaa/
Gelugpa

Clear Light Society


954-557-8112

Patricia Shelton

clear@clearlightsociety.org

Clear Water Zen Center

2476 Nursery Rd.
Clearwater, FL 33764

813-391-5735

Ken Rosen

kprozen@tampabay.rr.com

Soto-Rinzai/
Wind Horse Zen Center of Asheville, North Carolina

Community for Enlightened Living Inc.

19530 Franjo Rd.
Miami FL 33157

786-417-1296

Spiritual Director: Rev. Kunga Chodak

Kunga@ethnobotany.com

Non-Secterain American Buddhist Lineage

Cypress Tree Zen Group

Meeting Address:
Unitarian Church
2810 N. Meridian Road
Tallahassee, FL

Mailing Address:
PO Box 247
Tallahassee, FL 32302

850-984-5204

Korean Chogye Zen/
Kwan Um School of Zen

Dhamma Wheel Meditation Society

2207, Belleair Road, B-24
Clearwater, Florida, 33764

727-536-9241

Bhante Dhammawansha

contactus@dwms.org

Diamond Way Buddhist Center Miami

205 NE 86th ST
El Portal, FL 33138

305-756-6921

Donna & Tomas Stavel

miami@diamondway-center.org

Karma Kagyu

Downtown Zen Group

Meeting Address:
Mojo
930 North Mills Avenue
Orlando, FL

Mailing Address:
8255 Deming Dr.
Orlando,FL 32825

407-898-8015


Mmoriar2@bellsouth.net

Korean Chogye Zen/
Kwan Um School of Zen

Drigung Theksum Ch�ling

407-992-8214

Spiritual Advisor: Drupon Thinley Nyingpo Rinpoche

Director: Ven. Konchog Shenphen

info@orlandodharma.org

Vajrayana/Drikung Kagyu

Drolma Buddhist Center

140 W Prospect Rd
Oakland Park, FL 33309

954-537-9191

Kadam Nick Gillespie
Spiritual Director: Ven. Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

drolma@meditationinflorida.org

Mahayana/
Kadampa Buddhism

Empty Seat Zendo

220 Commercial Blvd.
Suite 201
Lauderdale By The Sea, FL 33308

954-667-7317

Gregg Winston

emptyseatzendo@gmail.com

Zen

Flagler Beach Buddhist Meditation Center


Java Joint

2201 N Ocenshore Blvd.

Flagler Beach, FL 32136

386-793-3013

Kadampa Buddhist

Florida Buddhist Vihara

2208 Maydell Dr.
Tampa, FL 33619

813-621-1337

Kurt Wadsworth

kurtwjr@gmail.com

Theravada

Florida Community of Mindfulness

meets at:
Studio 41 Yoga,
4949 Tamiami
Trail N., Naples

mailing address:
PO Box 111465
Naples FL 34108

239-513-2699

Fred Eppsteiner

info@floridamindfulness.org

Thich Nhat Hanh/
Community of Mindful Living

Florida Drikung Dzogchen Community

Tallahassee

850-877-1120

Ron Erichson, Coordinator

ddc.florida@gmail.com

Tibetan Buddhism (Drikung Kagyu)/
Drikung Dzogchen

Flowing Dharma

13402-D Thomasville Ci.
Tampa, FL 33617

813-989-9910

Steve Shealy

info@flowingdharma.org

Therevadan

Ft. Lauderdale Zen Group

Herb Skolnick Center
800 SW 36th Ave.
Pompano Beach, FL 33309

954-987-3642

Sensei Roger Shikan Hawkins

Carolewalsh@mindspring.com

Rinzai/Soto Zen

Ft. Lauderdale Meditation Group of Self-Realization Fellowship

1300 SW 31st Avenue
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312

954-584-5207

ftlaudmedgroup@yahoo.com

Kriya Yoga

Gainesville Karma Thegsum Choling

Sanctuary Yoga Center
1204 NW 10 Ave.
Gainesville FL

352-335-1975

Lama David Bole

dbole@bellsouth.net

Karma Kagyu

Gainesville Shambhala Meditation Group

4610 NW 15th Place
Gainesville, FL 32605

352-271-9391

Charles Burnell

cburnell@atlantic.net

Tibetan Buddhism/
Shambhala Community

Gateless Gate Zen Center

1208 NW Fourth St.
Gainesville, Florida 32601

352-336-1517

K.C.Walpole

meditation@gatelessgate.org

Korean Chogye Zen/
Kwan Um School of Zen

Gyalton Karying Dubde Ling Dharma Center

13484 Persimmon Blvd.
West Palm Beach, Florida
33411

305-757-9110
and
305-582-0368

Carolina Poveda

Espiritual Director: Tulku Karma Gyurme Rinpoche

cpoveda@bellsouth.net

Kagyu-Nyingma
Tibetan Buddhism

Gyurmey Gatsal Choling

Woodenhead Gallery
907 Caroline St.,
Key West, FL
33040

305-296-1974

Ani Karma Chotso

kc@kagyu-sfla.org

Kagyu Tibetan

Insight Meditation Community of East Central Florida

56 North Halifax
Ormond Beach, FL 32174

386-679-2336

Michael Kane

mk@insightflorida.org

Insight meditation
Vapassana

International Zen Institute of Florida

3860 Crawford Ave.
Miami, FL 33133

305-448-8969

Hank Soan & Mary Anne Poor

SoanPoor@BellSouth.net

Rinzai Zen/
Gesshin Prabhasa Dharma

Jacksonville Zen Sangha

2014 Perry Place
Jacksonville, FL 32207-3445

904-398-6905

Zenrin Lewis

zenrin@bellsouth.net

Rinzai Zen

Kadampa Meditation Center Florida

730 N. Washington Blvd.
Sarasota, FL 34237

941-373-1600

Resident Teacher: Gen Kelsang Demo

Spiritual Director: Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong

info@meditationinsarasota.org

Mahayana/New Kadampa

Kagyu Shedrup Choling Center

60 NW 86th St, El Portal, FL 33150

954-920-1346

Ani Karma Chotso

kc@kagyu-sfla.org

Kagyu Tibetan/
Kyabje Dorge Chang Kalu Rinpoche

Kagyu Tashi Cho Dzong

Coral Gables Congregational Church
3010 De Soto Blvd.
Coral Gables, FL

305-663-2832

Ani Karma Chotso

kc@kagyu-sfla.org

Kagyu Tibetan

Kannon-An Soto Zen Center

430-B High Point Drive

Delray Beach, FL 33445

305-725-5810

Rev. Kaikyo Roby

Sararoby1@yahoo.com

Soto Zen

Karma Thegsum Ch�ling/ St. Augustine

35 San Carlos Ave.
St. Augustine, FL 32084

904-829-6034

Tom Vogler

tvogler@aug.com

Karma Kagyu Lineage

Karma Thegsum Ch�ling/ Tampa Bay

209 43rd Ave. N.E.
St. Petersburg, FL 33703

727-821-4780

Mike Thomas

rdorje@netzero.net

Karma Kagyu Lineage

Karma Thegsum Ch�ling/Gainesville

2510 NW 162nd St.
Newberry, FL 32669

352-472-2744

Terry Lehman

lu.merrit@santafe.cc.fl.us

Karma Kagyu Lineage

Karma Thegsum Ch�ling/Jacksonville

1258 South McDuff Ave.
Jacksonville, FL 32205

904-357-0663

Director: Michael Turnquist

info@ktcjax.org

Karma Kagyu Lineage

Key West Mindfulness Center

1800 Atlantic Blvd.
Apt. C-440
Key West, FL 33040

305-296-4427

Robert A. Marks

roberta@robertamarks.com

Thich Nhat Hanh
Community of Mindful Living

Land for Nagarjuna's Sutra and Tantra Dharma an FPMT Study Group

P.O. Box 1495, Sarasota, FL 34230-1495

941-745-1147

Ruth McMahon

gedun@mindspring.com

Tibetan

Magnolia Zen Center

7 Magnolia Drive
Mary Esther, Florida 32569

Phone: 850-582-2740

Spiritual Director/Abbot: Claude AnShin Thomas
Contact Person: Wiebke KenShin Andersen

kenshin@zalthol.org

Melbourne Palchen Study Group

2115 Waverly Place
Melbourne, FL 32901

321-720-1519

Cheryl Neil

psgMelb@gmail.com

Barom Kagyu

Miami Beach Sangha

3078 Alton Road
Miami Beach, FL 33140

305-532-7784

miamibeachsangha@gmail.com

Orlando Insight Meditation Group

mailing address:
1936 Howell Branch Road, Ste. B
Winter Park,
Florida, 32792

407 339-5444

Peter Carlson

pjcarlson1@juno.com


The Orlando Zen Circle

Meeting Address:
Shine On Yoga
619 N. Thornton Ave.
Orlando, FL 32803

Mailing Address:
2625 Lafayette Avenue
Winter Park, FL 32789

407-644-1423

Claudia Schippert

info@orlandozen.com

Korean Chogye Zen/
Kwan Um School of Zen

Open Mind Zen Meditation Center

878 Sarno Rd
Melbourne, FL

mailing address: 3222 SW Elizabeth St, W.Melbourne, FL
32904

321-427-3511

Al Rapaport

OpenMindZen@aol.com

Open Mind Zen School

Padmasambhava Buddhist Center
(Palm Beach Dharma Center)

1205 N. Federal Highway
Lake Worth, FL 33460

561-547-4711


pema@pbdc.net

Tibetan

Palmetto Meditation Group

Contact us for meeting location.

941-721-0438

Elizabeth Lagana

e_lagana@hotmail.com

Zen Buddhism

Parbawatiya Buddhist Center
Classes in Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Tampa, New Port Richey, Lutz and Brandon

201 6th Ave S
Safety Harbor, Florida 34695

727-797-9770

Resident Teacher Gen Kelsang Demo
Spiritual Director: Ven. Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

info@MedititationInTampaBay.org

Mahayana/
Kadampa Buddhism

Pema Ch�ling Dharma Center

6020 Shore Blvd. S. #504
Gulfport, FL 33707

727-345-0024

Venerable Reverend Daito Zenei Thompson

nmnorbu@yahoo.com

Tibetan Nyingma
( Longchen Nying-Thig)

Pema Tallahassee

850-668-9773

Laura Hernandez

pema_bird@yahoo.com

Tibetan Buddhism (Nyingma)/
Padmasambhava Buddhist Center

Ratnashri Sangha of Tampa Bay

7040 Fernleaf Ct
Port Richey, FL 34668

727-834-9308

Richard Weissman

richard@ratnashri-tampabay.org

Mahayana/Drigung Kagyu Tibetan Buddhism

Samudrabadra Kadampa Buddhist Center

Fort Myers, Naples, Cape Coral and Bonita

239-567-9739

JoAnn Lawrence
Spiritual Director: Ven. Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

info@meditationinfortmyers.org

Mahayana/
Kadampa Buddhism

Singing River Sangha

322 15th St W
Bradenton, FL 34221

941-915-1454

Donn Myer

amgencon@tampabay.rr.com

Southern Palm Zen Group

801 Bridgewood Place
Boca Raton, FL 33434

561-483-6680

Mitch Doshin Cantor

doshin@bellsouth.net

Soto Zen/
White Plum Sangha

South Florida Zen Group

Mailing address:
4933 Riverside Dr
Coral Springs, FL, 33067

Meeting address:
7110 182nd way
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33331

Dharma Teacher Carlos Montero

southfloridazen@yahoo.com

Korean Chogye Zen/
Kwan Um School of Zen

St. Petersburg Shambhala Meditation Group

Mailing address:
c/o Paula Bickford
1801 7th St. SW
Ruskin, FL 33570

Meeting address:
The Center for Healing
1045 9th Ave. N.
St. Petersburg, Florida 33705

813-417-1335

Paula Bickford

garudasymphony@gmail.com

Tibetan Buddhism/
Shambhala Community

Sun Coast Dharma


727-599-4596

Russ Miles

rmeditation@planetmiles.org

Vipassana

Tallahassee Buddhist Community

647 McDonnell Dr.
Railroad Square
Tallahassee, FL
32310

850-222-7304

tally_buddhist@yahoo.com


Buddhist

Tallahassee Chan (Zen) Group

647 McDonnell Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32301


Guo Gu

tallahassee.chan@gmail.com

Chan Master Sheng Yen

Tallahassee Shambhala Meditation Group

216 Oakland Ave., Suite #3
Tallahassee, FL
32301

850-877-0203

Penny Alsop

penny@whodoyouwant.com

Tibetan Buddhism/
Shambhala Tradition

Tampa Zen Center

2509 N. 29th St
Tampa, FL 33604

813-932-5456

info@TampaZenCenter.org

Soto Zen

Tarpon Springs Buddhist Book Discussion Group

1709 Mexico Avenue
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689

727-934-8040

Adrienne Baksa,
Richard Baksa

adriennebaksa@verizon.net
richardbaksa@verizon.net

Non-Sectarian
Dharma Teacher Order of Hai An Pagoda

Tibetan Meditation Center

20 West University Ave., Suite 301 T
Gainsville, Florida 32601

352-475-9549

Rachel and Don Long

longtrac@fortibet.org

Drikung Kagyu/
Mahayana-Vajrayana

True Dharma International Buddhist Mission

11319 93rd Street
Largo, Florida 33773

(727) 512-4805

Jin Bup
Frank Tedesco

truedharma108@gmail.com

Korean Hua Yen
(Avatamsaka-Comprehensive Dharma)

Tubten Kunga Center

665 SE 10th Street, Suite 202
Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

954-421-6224

Chuck Ash

info@tubtenkunga.org

Tibetan/
Fndt. for Preservation of Mahayana

UU Buddhist Fellowship of Tampa Bay

2470 Nursery Road
Clearwater, Florida 33764

727-391-1152

Frank Tedesco

truedharma108@gmail.com

All traditions

Vajrapani Buddhist Center

55 West Colonial Drive

Orlando, FL 32801

407-245-7574

Ricc Bishop

Spiritual Director: Ven. Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

vajrapani@meditationinorlando.org

Mahayana/Kadampa Buddhism

West Palm Beach Sitting Group
of the Southern Palm Zen Group

828 30th Ct.
West Palm Beach, FL 33407

561-845-1865

Rob Sosonowski

r.sosnowski@adelphia.net

Soto/
White Plum Sangha

West Volusia Sangha

825 Mercer's Fernery Rd
Deland, FL 32720

386-738-3715

Morris and Michelle Sullivan

sanghavolusia@cfl.rr.com

Non-Secterain American Buddhist Lineage

White Sands Buddhist Center

4640 Knost Dr.
Mims, FL 32754

321-383-0723

Ven. Khai Thien

whitesandsbc@yahoo.com

Mahayana Buddhist Monastery
Zen

Zabsang Institute

3570 Main Highway
Coconut Grove, FL 33133

305-567-0165

info@zabsang.org

Tibetan Buddhist/ Karma Kagyu

Zen Room Meditation Group

631 Brevard Avenue, Suite C
Cocoa, FL 32922

321-504-0332

Danny Parker/Tiffany Martens

thezenroom@bellsouth.net

Soto-Shunryu Suzuki/
San Francisco Zen Center

Zendo USA at Broward College

Broward College
Zendo USA, Bailey Hall
3501 SW Davie Rd
Davie, FL 33314

Dr. Michael Nolen

contact@zendousa.com

American Buddhist Sangha

Local Lists of Buddhist Groups in Florida

WebDharma.com Buddhism and Spirtituality in Tallahassee, FL

Buddhist Groups in the Tampa, FL Area