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I stepped down as online communicator for this group in June, 2018. These pages are from the previous decade.

Emerald Coast Meditation Society (ECMS) is an ecumenical group that welcomes meditators of all varieties, follows no religion, and does not charge. You may be seated on floor, chair, your own device or you may stand or walk during meditation.

ECMS usually meets on the first and third Thursdays of the month at Christ the King Episcopal Church at 480 N. Co. Hwy. 393, Santa Rosa Beach, FL, one-half mile north of Hwy. 98 unless otherwise noted. The gatherings are open to the public without charge. For the 2017-2018 season, the first Thursday of each month ECMS presents "Exploring Meditation Series with Pat Carlyle from 6:30-8 p.m. The third Thursday is as follows. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. with 30 minutes of silent meditation followed by a presentation and it ends around 8 p.m. with a short guided meditation. Anyone who would like meditation instruction should arrive by 6:15 p.m. If you have questions or suggestions for speakers contact Tracey Tapp, or phone (478) 960-0174. This page is from a friend; not official (see Facebook (for smartphones here is a QR code). Photos and other pages.

Previously ECMS held monthly Sunrise Meditations on the beach. Our founder, Nancy Ann James retired from managing ECMS in February, 2017. See her writings under Photos and Other Pages.

Past Events

Listings of past events are here: from October 21, 2010 - March, 2014 and from April, 2014 - March 2016. These lists show the kinds of people and presentations we have. Current and ongoing events are posted on our Facebook page and group, events, SoWal Forum Events and Activities.

Facebook Page

See also our ECMS Facebook page. (Note: ECMS became a Facebook Community Organization with the page. The page shares everything with the ECMS Facebook group which remains popular.)

Photos & other pages

Book Cover: The Divine Mosaic. Nancy James' article, 1994"From Nothing to Everything Just as It Is" by Nancy Ann James is an article from a book entitled The Divine Mosaic. Women's Images of the Sacred Other, edited by Theresa King, Yes International Publishers, St. Paul Minnesota, 1994, pages 31 to 40. Here is a PDF of the article from the book. On March 3, 2017, at the ECMS meeting, Tracey Tapp used excerpts from this article.

"How to do everything by learning to do Nothing" by Nancy Ann James is an article that was published in Mademoiselle magazine, June 1978. Here is a PDF of the clipping from the magazine. Here is a PDF of the text of the article as typed by her nephew-in-law David Lindberg.

In 2016 Nancy presented to the Emerald Coast Philosophical Society. The PDF text of the presentation is entitled "How Buddhism Changed My Life".


Group photos. Note the brochure and poster have obsolete retreat information and lack sunrise meditation info. ECMS brochure PDFs: Outside cover and inside content. ECMS outdated poster PDFs: Borderless or Larger. Previous retreat topics: Yoga, Heart-Opening, Qigong energy work, Refreshing Breathwalk, 2012, Sun and Moon Rises and Sets for Sept. 2010), Dec. 2010 sun/moon, or Mar. 2011 galaxy. Sunrise meditations: January 29, 2012, December 21, 2012, June 22, 2013 among others not listed. Outer Solstice 2017.

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