April 2024

Animal Blessing at Tom Petty Park

Saturday, April 13th, from 10am-noon at Tom Petty Park, 400 NE 16th Avenue, Gainesville FL 32609

Bring your animal to receive a blessing from Lama Losang, Gainesville KTC's spiritual director!  If your pet would find a lot of other animals overstimulating, you can bring a picture of it to be blessed. The blessings know no difference. Veterinarians and staff from Chi Animal Hospital will be on hand to demonstrate how to massage your pets and answer questions, and coloring books will be available for children. Blessed animal treats and food also will be available for a small donation. Don't have an animal? Come for the walking meditation and Buddhist chanting, as well as other activities. 

Event is free. Donations are welcome!

May 2024

Dharma Cafe at Gainesville KTC

Friday, May 17th from 7:30-8:30pm at Gainesville KTC,  1216 NW 9th Avenue, Gainesville FL 32601. Tickets $10 at the door.

Join us for a jazz happiness hour with Dr. Larry Newcomb on guitar and Jake Newcomb on upright bass. They'll be playing songs from the Great American Songbook -- Gershwin, Ellington, Porter -- and more. (You can visit larrynewcomb.com for samples of the music.) Bring a friend and enjoy an evening of community and song!