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Who We Are

SCMPC is a group of friends of diverse spiritual backgrounds with the common interest in the practice of mindfulness in daily living. Our practice is inspired by the teachings on engaged Buddhism by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh.


SCMPC members are friends who regularly attend the weekly practice and other programs/functions.  Membership is free and open to all regardless of spiritual background or level of experience in meditation practice.

Practice Location and Time

We meet for sitting and walking meditation, dharma discussions and tea every Wednesday, 6:00 - 7:30 pm at the home of Friendship Fellowship at Pineda, 3115 Friendship Place, Rockledge, Florida 32955 (small building east of the main Friendship Hall)

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Laura Petruska


Mindfulness practice

in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh

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Thich Nhat Hanh was a world-renowned spiritual teacher and peace activist. Born in Vietnam in 1926, he became a Zen Buddhist monk at the age of sixteen. Over seven decades of teaching, he published more than 100 books, which have sold more than four million copies in the United States alone. Exiled from Vietnam in 1966 for promoting peace, his teachings on Buddhism as a path to social and political transformation are responsible for bringing the mindfulness movement to Western culture. He established the international Plum Village Community of Engaged Buddhism in France, now the largest Buddhist monastery in Europe and the heart of a growing community of mindfulness practice centers around the world. He passed away in 2022 at the age of 95 at his root temple, Tu Hieu, in Hue, Vietnam.

Adapted from Parallax Press

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SCMPC welcomes participation from any interested person regardless of spiritual background

or level of experience in meditation practice.

Practice Program

Wednesdays, 6:00 - 7:30 PM - Friendship Fellowship at Pineda, Rockledge, FL 32955

- Incense Offering
- Sutra Opening Verse Chant
- Heart Sutra Chant
- A reading selected by the session host
- First sitting meditation (20 minutes)
- Walking meditation (10 minutes)
- Second sitting meditation (10 minutes)
- Recitation of Five Mindfulness Trainings (first Wednesday of the month)
- Dharma sharing/discussion
- Recitation/chanting of The Three Refuges
- Recitation/chanting of Sharing the Merit
- Tea*

*Optional - At the host's discretion

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The fragrance of this incense
Invites the awakened mind
To be truly present with us now.

The fragrance of this incense
Fills the practice center,
Protects and guards our mind
From all wrong thinking.

The fragrance of this incense
Collects us and unites us.
Precepts, concentration, insight,
We offer for all that is.

Namo Bodhisattvehbyah.
Namo Mahasattvebhyah.

Source:  Chanting from the Heart, Plum Village

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