Source: St. Petersburg Times
On December 14, 2002 St. Petersburg Times reported that "meditations on themes such as cherishing are taught at the Parbawatiya Center [FL] almost every day. The center is in a converted house members bought a year ago. It is guided spiritually by Kadam (lay teacher) Lucy James and Kadam Nick Gillespie, both of Sarasota, and both originally from Great Britain. They teach Kadampa Buddhism of the New Kadampa Tradition, a Mahayana Buddhist denomination that uses the teachings of Buddha Shakyamuni, first told by the Indian Buddhist master Atisha, who lived from 982 to 1054."