John David E.



Gainesville, FL
Hometown: Gainesville

Organizer since:

July 27, 2011


Do you have friends or family members who practice Buddhism? If so, how have they influenced you?

Starting out, I didn't have any friends that practice Buddhism. Now I have many :] I try and learn from all that have a strong faith practice.

Have you read any good books about Buddhism? If so, which one is your favorite?

These are my favorites: The Buddha and his Teachings by Bercholz and Kohn, Old Path White Clouds by Thich Nhat Hanh, Nothing Special - Living Zen by Charlotte Joko Beck, Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind by Shunryu Suzuki.

Did you ever travel to a Buddhist country? If so, which one? Did you enjoy it?

I haven't, but it might be nice to travel to South Korea one day. I've heard Thailand is nice as well.


I've been practicing Buddhism since 2011 and have taken precepts with the Kwan Um School of Zen. I'm happy to be helping connect individuals in Gainesville to meditation practice. I also like to play music and enjoy my work as a software developer.

What John David E. is saying about this Meetup Group

I believe it is a good way to learn a bit about Buddhism and meet and talk with other like-minded individuals.

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