Cypress Tree Zen Group

3rd Sunday Sit
Sunday, July 17, 2016 -- 8:30 to 10:00 a.m.

45 minutes of chanting followed by 45 minutes of sitting and walking meditation.
Afterwards, stay and continue your meditation with the Sunday Dhyana group from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

For more information, email

The Cypress Tree Zen Group is affiliated with the Kwan Um School of Zen
founded by the Korean Zen Master Seung Sahn.

Weekly Meditation Practice
Tuesdays at 7:00 PM



CTZG meets at the Tallahassee Buddhist Community in Tallahassee, Florida.

The Tallahassee Buddhist Community is located at 647 McDonnell Drive in Railroad Square off of Railroad Avenue, which is just south of Gaines St. Look for the signs to the Railroad Square Art Park. As you drive into Railroad Square, go straight and look for the big red-orange building on your left.

Map of Railroad Square

Tallahassee Buddhist Community

Monthly Practice Schedule

First Tuesday Informal sitting, no chanting or ceremonies, open circle talk (voluntary updates on personal practice from participants) and group Dharma discussion.

Other Tuesdays Traditional Kwan Um practice starting with about twenty minutes of chanting, followed by twenty-five minutes of zazen (meditation), ten minutes of walking meditation, and another twenty-five minutes zazen. After zazen we have a Dharma talk by one of our Dharma Teachers or practitioners.

Meditation Instruction

For people who have not had previous experience with Zen, we have meditation instruction for beginners at the same time as our regular meetings. It is recommended that you wear comfortable clothes and long loose pants such as workout pants or sweat pants.


Site Contents

Zen for Beginners This section is for the new practitioner or student who want to learn more about Zen and Buddhism. It includes meditation instruction, key concepts of Buddhist Philosophy, Buddhist history, a list of suggested books, and links to sites with basic information about Buddhism.

Zen Links Links to selected sites on Zen and Buddhism and to Buddhist and Spirituality groups in Tallahassee, FL.

Anne Rudloe, Abbot of the Cypress Tree Zen Group, has just published a book Butterflies on Sea Wind: Beginning Zen. The book combines advice on starting a meditation practice with anecdotes of how she integrates Zen into her everyday life.

Book Excerpt

It is available in bookstores or can be ordered directly from or from the publisher, Andrews McMeel Publishing, Kansas City, Mo.


Dharma Teacher: Kathleen Carr,

Mailing Address:
   Cypress Tree Zen Group
   647 McDonnell Drive
   Tallahassee, FL 32310

We are not a monastery or retreat center, there is no permanent building or residency hall, so we cannot accommodate group meetings or traveling seekers.


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