The Tallahassee Chan Center is a 501(c)(3) not for profit corporation. The mission of the Tallahassee Chan Center (TCC) is to share the Dharma Drum lineage of Chan Buddhism and engage with society by benefiting people in their daily lives.
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: Dewaine Rester
- Treasurer: Janette Arispe
- Secretary: Aaron Nicely
- Program Coordinator: Derek Phillips
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.
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.
The Board of Directors meets on the second Monday of each month at 5:30 PM at the Chan Center, in the kitchen building. If you wish to join the advisory board and attend the meeting, please contact us at Tallahassee.Chan@gmail.com