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.
Each year our center holds over 50 meditation instruction programs, monthly half-day and full-day meditation retreats, intensive weekend or week-long retreats, and group meditation several times a week. We bring concern for the well-being of people in all walks of life, providing ongoing outreach meditation and stress reduction classes.
This year we are encouraging donations to the center starting on Giving Tuesday, a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. We will be giving a portion of the donations collected for this campaign to the Children’s Home Society and the Kearney Homeless Shelter. Please think of those less fortunate during this holiday season. This campaign will end on December 31, 2020.
We are a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All donations are tax-deductible. Using our online donation platform, you will receive an receipt automatically that can be used for your tax deductions.
We are offering two different free gifts for donations this week until supplies last. A vinyl car bumper sticker (11 inches by 3.5 inches) can go on your car, or any other surface. The T-Shirt is from 2017, somewhat of a historic artifact, from the grand opening of the Tallahassee Chan Center. The shirt’s red emblem reads: Sheng Yen Chan-yuan (the Sheng Yen Cloister of Holy Adornment) and is named after Master Sheng Yen, the founder of Dharma Drum Mountain and teacher of Guo Gu.
$10 donation gets a free bumper sticker
$25 donation gets a free t-shirt (availability limited)
Available in Unisex and Ladies cut, styles may vary.