The Tallahassee Chan Center is a 501(c)(3) not for profit corporation. The mission of the Tallahassee Chan Center (TCC) is to offer the wisdom and compassion of Chan Buddhism to everyone, irrespective of their religious belief or background.

The Board of Directors governs TCC and works to fulfill our mission. The Board positions, as laid out in the TCC Bylaws, and current members, are:

  • Founder & Resident Teacher: Guo Gu
  • President: Fran Berry
  • Vice-President: Maria Williamson
  • Treasurer: Pamela Hunter
  • Secretary: (Vacant)
  • Program Coordinator: Tom Ledermann

Monastic Advisor

TCC is a branch under the Dharma Drum Mountain Buddhist Association (DDMBA). DDMBA regularly appoints a monastic advisor to the Board of Directors. Venerable Changwu, the director of our DDMBA Vancouver chapter, serves as the monastic advisor to TCC.

Advisory Board

We welcome those of our Sangha who have established a regular meditation practice and volunteer regularly at the Center to join our Advisory Board. Advisory Board members may attend the meetings of the Board of Directors but will not be voting members of the Board. The purpose of the Advisory Board is to give advice to the Board of Directors on large issues, and to include members with expertise relevant to the Board of Directors’ responsibilities.

Board Meetings

The Board of Directors meets on the second Thursday of each month at 5:40 PM at the Chan Center, in the foyer. If you wish to join the advisory board and attend the meeting, please contact us at