Religion, Spiritual Development


aka Zendo USA

Davie, FL


We are the American Buddhist Sangha a registered Florida nonprofit 501c3 organization doing business as Zendo USA, established on May 31, 2006, by Honorably Discharged Disabled American Veteran Michael Nolan. We exist to provide individuals with a process for living a happier, healthier, and more fulfilling life. The ABS, Zendo USA, is an educational, charitable, non-denominational non-profit established to facilitate the betterment of all mankind.  We are a group of dedicated individuals with a common vision:committed to peace, education, non-violent conflict resolution, environmentalism, sustainability, kindness, personal empowerment, and community activism. We teach Zen meditation, tai chi, qi gong.

Ruling Year


Principal Officer

Dr. Michael Nolan

Main Address

4040 SW 76 Ave

Davie, FL 33328 USA


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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Religion Related, Spiritual Development N.E.C. (X99)

Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (W99)

Other Recreation, Sports, or Leisure Activities N.E.C. (N99)

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Do you enjoy living every moment to its fullest?
Do you think that the cultivation of compassion is equally important to the world as love?
Do you believe that all beings are inclusively equal regardless of race, gender, and culture?
Do you enjoy being around happy people?
Would you like to be a member of a truly profound organization?

Each member is a diplomat sharing the nature of 'Oneness' in their own way.
Each diplomat will share, teach, and explore, their understanding of the nature of 'Oneness' within their chosen media, action / non action. They are free to move, observe, reflect, including the esoteric awareness for the way we treat our world, neighbors, friends, family, them selves; and the way we consume, think, and behave.

We are comprised of groups of educators, students, professionals, and individuals who believe that through compassion, meditation, education, and positive action we can make a difference in our world. We are dedicated individuals with a common vision: committed to peace, education, non-violent conflict resolution, kindness, personal empowerment, community activism, and sustainability.

Our practice of contemplation and social action is our intention toward progress:

Practice nonviolence.
Protect and extend human rights.
Work for a sustainable environment
Recognize the interdependence of all beings
Meet suffering directly and with compassion.
Work with beings from all traditions, and religions.
Appreciate the importance of not clinging to views
and outcomes.

Development of our horticulture / aquaculture status with the State of Florida.

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The American Buddhist Sangha declares and affirms its special responsibility and that of its member's, dojos, Zendos, Sanghas, and future organizations to promote the full participation of beings within all of our activities and in the full range of human endeavor without regard to race, ethnicity, gender, disability , or sexual orientation, age, language, economic status, or national origin, within the realm of humanity and our organizational approach / teachings.