Religion, Spiritual Development

AMERICAN BUDDHIST SANGHA INC

aka Zendo USA   |   Davie, FL   |  http://www.americanbuddhistsangha.org

Mission

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 info

2006

Principal Officer

Dr. Michael Nolan

Main address

4040 SW 76 Ave

Davie, FL 33328 USA

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EIN

20-4990982

Cause area (NTEE code) info

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)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Communication

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Zen-do Mind and Body Center

We are currently engaged in the pursuit of the creation of Zendo-USA mind and body enrichment center. The Center will be a community asset with extraordinarily diverse demographic appeal, from prenatal to seniors. The Zendo-USA mind and body enrichment center will provide an assortment of fitness activities, life enriching events, personal empowering programs, mentoring, and meditation classes, and charitable events.
Enrichment programs: Tai Chi: Teen, Adult, Senior Qi Gong: Teen, Adult, Senior Meditation: Child, Teen, Adult, Senior

Empowering programs: Self-defense: Teen, Adult, Senior, women/girls Charitable Events: Practice nonviolence. Protect and extend human rights. Work for a sustainable environment Work with traditions, and religions. Challenge all forms of unjust discrimination Organize food/clothing drives for the less fortunate.

We aspire to help each member achieve excellence in all aspects of their lives. The establishment of common ground creates an environment where tolerance and acceptance of self as well as others thrives and flourishes. This allows for individual growth and development of a more cohesive, tolerant community. Through our charitable events, we will provide an opportunity for our community members to give back. We will encourage the philosophy of giving through community activism and provide opportunities where individuals can practice the art of charitable contribution, this, with the ultimate goal of creating a safer, more humane and peaceful planet.

Population(s) Served
General/Unspecified
Budget
$75,000

Where we work

Charting impact

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

Do you enjoy living every moment to its fullest?<br/>Do you think that the cultivation of compassion is equally important to the world as love?<br/>Do you believe that all beings are inclusively equal regardless of race, gender, and culture? <br/>Do you enjoy being around happy people?<br/>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. <br/>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:<br/><br/> Practice nonviolence. <br/> Protect and extend human rights.<br/> Work for a sustainable environment<br/> Recognize the interdependence of all beings<br/> Meet suffering directly and with compassion.<br/> Work with beings from all traditions, and religions.<br/> Appreciate the importance of not clinging to views <br/> and outcomes.

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

Financials

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Operations

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AMERICAN BUDDHIST SANGHA INC

Board of directors
as of 4/17/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Jeffery Marcus

Dade County Teacher

Michael Nolan

American Buddhist Sangha , Broward College

Alyson Kashuk

Henderson Mental Health Center, American Buddhist Sangha

Jeff Marcus

Henry H. Filer Middle School , Shenzen Experimental School, American Buddhist Sangha

Flo Nolan

American Buddhist Sangha

Melanie Lackey

City of Plantation, American Buddhist Sangha

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

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