Frequently Asked Questions

Visiting Us

Is the center open to anyone?
Yes, all are welcome! Be sure to see our calendar of events.

Is the center wheelchair accessible?
Yes, we have a handicap parking spot and wheelchair ramp.

Is there public transportation to your center? 
The Tallahassee Chan Center, located on Paul Russell Road, between Apalachee Parkway and Old St. Augustine Road, is accessible during the week day via the Southwood, Tall Timbers, and Live Oak bus routes. The Tall Timbers and Live Oak routes are also available on Saturday but not Sunday. The Southwood route, which travels down Apalachee Parkway, and the Tall Timbers route, which travels down Old St. Augustine Road, both stop at the C.K. Steele Bus Plaza in downtown Tallahassee. The Live Oak route, which also travels down Apalachee Parkway and covers the south side of Tallahassee, does not stop at C.K. Steele. None of the buses run after 7pm. For more detail on bus routes and transfers see:

What about taxi?
Give the driver our address 1310 North Paul Russell Road. We are located at the intersection of Hansen Court and Paul Russell Road.

Is there a dress code?
No. Please wear loose comfortable clothing in subdued color for meditation.

Do you provide accommodations?
No, but there is a Hilton Hotel in short distance.

Can I bring my own meditation cushion?
We provide meditation cushions, but you are free to use your own.

Signing Up For Events and Donations

How do I sign up for an event?
Please email: for more information.

How do I know whether I have been accepted for an event?
We always notify applicants for our workshop and retreat events.

Payment options: How do I pay for a retreat?
All of our activities are donation based. All donations go toward rent, DDMBA, and maintenance of TCC. For those able to donate and interested in suggested average amounts: weekly sittings: $5-10; Thursday evening meditation instructions: $20; 1-day retreats: $40-60; monthly talks: $20. Click here for more information.

How do I make donations?
Tallahassee Chan Center (TCC) is financially supported by tax-deductible donations. Your generosity helps to maintain our center and its activities. It also provides you with an opportunity to practice. Click here for more information.