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The latest edition of this file lives on the World Wide Web at: Send updates and corrections to: -------------------------------------------------------------------- BODHI TREE DHAMMA CENTER PO Box 8012 Seminole, FL 34645 (813) 392-7698 -------------------------------------------------------------------- CALENDAR ~~~~~~~~ Summer 1995 July 8 & 9: "Medicine Buddha Practice for Self-healing," a workshop with Lama Shakya Zangpo. Public talk July 6 at Unity Christ Church. Contact Shirley at (813) 367-3063 July 20-23: Retreat with Venerable Amaro. Ven. Amaro is a British-born bhikkhu (monk) of 16 years, who trained in Thailand with Ajahn Chah. He now lives at Amaravati Buddhist Monastery in England, and serves as a liason to American Buddhist groups. * * * Regular meetings ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1st and 3rd Sundays, 9am: vipassana meditation 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 7-10pm: vipassana meditation & Hatha yoga 1st Tuesday, 8pm and 3rd Saturday, 9am: Zen meditation (Philip Kapleau, Rinzai-Soto style; contact Ken Rosen, 813-391-5735) * * * About the BTDC ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Bodhi Tree Dhamma Center is a suburban mneditation center in Pinellas County, on Florida's central Gulf coast. The one-acre grounds features a meditation hall and bookstore, areas for outdoor walking meditation, and a specimen of the Bodhi tree, //Ficus religiosa//. BTDC opened in 1985 as a meeting place for the Florida West Coast Buddhist Society, a non-denominational Buddhist study group. It is now affiliated with both Dhammachakka Meditation Center in Berkeley, California, and the Bhavana Society in High View, West Virginia. In 1993, a fund was established for the eventual purchase of land for a rural retreat center in west central Florida. The main purpose of BTDC is the spread iof the Dhamma, the teachings of the Buddha as preserved in the Pali canon and the Theravada traditions of southern Asia. Intensive retreats and classes are offered periodically, and regular meetings are held that include periods of vipassana meditation and a talk on some aspect of Buddhism. The bookstore is open following scheduled events, and a mail-order catalog is available on request. Although primarily Theravada in orientation, BTDC also hosts visits by teachers from other Buddhist traditions. BTDC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit tax-exempt corporation. All donations are tax-deductible. In the Buddhist tradition of dana (charity), all activities are supported solely by donations. Fees for retreats and other special events cover only the operating expenses of the Center. Invited teachers are primarily supported by dana from laypeople. It is hoped that the spread of the Dhamma will be carried out with purity of purpose, and that the Dhamma will be made available to any who sincerely seek it. * * * Updated: 1 Jul 95 Expires: Sep 95 Source: BTDC flyer [end]


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