Buddhist Meditation Center Tampa organizes meditation classes and courses based on the discourses and earliest teachings of the Buddha. Our resident monks who spiritually guide the group based on the authentic teachings of classic Buddhism come from Sri Lanka's ancient forest tradition and are well trained meditation teachers. The instructions given include guided meditation for beginners as well as silent retreats for advanced practicioners. We teach various forms of concentration (jhana) as well as insight and mindfulness meditation (vipassana). All instructions are free of charge as our group is supported by donations only.