Tallahassee Chan Center
The mission of the Tallahassee Chan Center is to offer the wisdom and compassion of Chan Buddhism to everyone, irrespective of their religious belief or background.
Our center runs almost entirely on donations and volunteers. All of our programs are open to everyone, and no fees are required to participate. For those who are able, we encourage monthly donations to cover our operating expenses so that we can continue our mission. The suggested monthly donation amounts are for participation in all of our weekly meditation programs and regular talks. Additional donations are suggested for retreats, special classes and our weekly yoga program.
Each year our center holds over 50 walk-in meditation instruction nights, 24 half day meditation retreats, 12 full day meditation retreats, 5 intensive weekend or week-long retreats, and group meditation three times every week, as well as a weekly yoga class. We bring concern for the well-being of people in all walks of life, providing ongoing outreach meditation and stress reduction classes at the Kearney Center for the homeless and at the federal women’s prison.
All of these programs are run by volunteers, even our teacher is a volunteer and receives no remuneration from regular donations.
Your monthly donations to our center go towards utilities, maintenance of our facilities including cleaning supplies and lawn service, meals for retreats and other expenses related to hosting visitors and visiting teachers for retreats, marketing materials and advertisements, office supplies, Dharma books and library supplies. You will find a breakdown of our operating expenses in the pie chart below.
We are a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All Donations are tax-deductible.
Where your giving goes
(based on 2019 expenses)