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Meet like-minded people interested in meditation near you! Learn how to meditate or deepen your current meditation practice. A trademark of the meditations we emphasize is the ease in which they can be used both "on the cushion" and in our daily lives. Each meeting will include practical meditation, and a talk on how to reduce stress and other problems encountered in daily life and how to increase mental and physical well-being. There will also be plenty of time to discuss the ideas presented. Although the meditations and talks are based on Kadampa Buddhist philosophy, you don't need to be a Buddhist to enjoy this group. Kadampa Buddhism stresses a spiritual path of individual transformation and to look within ourselves for the inner peace and happiness we seek. Everyone is welcome!

For more information on Kadampa Buddhism and meditation in Fort Myers visit http://meditationinfortmyers.org/

Upcoming events (4+)

Hybrid Weekly Meditation Class: Sunday Morning Meditation

Samudrabadra Kadampa Buddhist Center


Register for live stream and in-person classes at:
Masks are required for in-person registration. Thank you!

Cost: $10 per class or FREE for members

Sunday Morning Meditation ~ “Finding Happiness”
We tend to look for happiness outside ourselves, thinking that if we arrange everything perfectly, we would be truly happy. Although we could change our home, our job or our partner countless times, unless we change our restless, discontented mind, we will never find real happiness. It is time we look for happiness from a different source. Happiness is part of the mind, so the real source of happiness must lie within us.

Join us Sunday mornings and learn how to find happiness within your own peaceful mind through the practice of meditation. Each class includes 2 guided meditations and a talk. Everyone is welcome! No prior experience is needed nor do you need to be a Buddhist to enjoy and benefit from these meditation classes.

This series is based on teachings from the book:
The New Eight Steps To Happiness by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Copies are available to purchase in the Center Bookstore or on-line at https://tharpa.com/us/the-new-eight-steps-to-happiness-us.html

The Meditation Teacher

Gen Kelsang Namdrol is a modern Buddhist nun and the Resident Teacher of Samudrabadra Kadampa Buddhist Center. She has been studying, practicing, and teaching Kadampa Buddhism for many years
under Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, the founder of the New Kadampa Tradition. Gen Namdrol’s heartfelt and practical teachings are presented with warmth, clarity, and humor making them accessible to everyone.

Hybrid Weekly Meditation Class: Lunchtime Meditation

Samudrabadra Kadampa Buddhist Center


Register for live stream and in-person (limited seating) at:
Masks are required for in-person registration. Thank you!

Give your mind a break and join-in this weekly lunchtime meditation class. In just thirty minutes, your whole day can change. This class includes a short talk on meditation followed by a guided meditation.
No previous experience is necessary.
Everyone is welcome.

Cost:. $5/class

Gratitude: Interconnected in Kindness

Samudrabadra Kadampa Buddhist Center


In-Person & Livestream. Masks Required. Everyone Welcome.
Register at: https://meditationinfortmyers.org/thursday-meditation-class/
Cost: $12/class. Free for Members

One of the easiest ways to feel happy is to cultivate gratitude. When we call to mind the countless ways in which our physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being depends upon others, we’re filled with appreciation for the “web of kindness” that links and encompasses all living beings. And when we feel grateful, it gives us a sense of joy and connection with others.
Enhance the meaning and enjoyment of this holiday season by increasing your awareness of, and gratitude for, the continuing and indispensable kindness of others in your life.
No experience is needed. Everyone is welcome.

November 4 - Recognizing the Kindness of Others
November 11 - Interconnected in a Web of Kindness
November 18 - The Joy of a Grateful Heart

What Happens When We Die: A Buddhist Perspective

Samudrabadra Kadampa Buddhist Center


In-Person & Livestream. Masks required. Cost: $25.
Everyone is welcome. Register at:

Bonus – the recording of the event will be available for 72 hours after the event! So if you are unable to join the event at the scheduled time, you can still register and then enjoy it at your convenience for 72 hours after the scheduled time.

In our society, death and dying are often perceived as inherently negative topics of conversation and are often associated with confusion, grief, and suffering. However, Buddhism offers a completely different perspective based on a profound understanding of the process of dying,
the meaning of death, and what we can do to protect ourself and help others during this important time.

In this workshop, Gen Namdrol will help us to understand, from a Buddhist perspective, what is death, what happens after death, and how an awareness of our own mortality can inspire us to lead a meaningful life. In this way, instead of something to be feared or denied, death can become a positive and transformative experience.

“Preparing for death is one of the kindest and wisest things we can do for both ourself and others.” From the book Living Meaningfully, Dying Joyfully by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.
This book will be available in our Center Book Store the day of the event.

Everyone is welcome, Buddhist, and non-Buddhist alike. Each session of the workshop will include a guided meditation and a talk. No experience is needed.

Session 1: 10 -11:30am
Break: 11:30 -12pm. (light refreshments included)
Session 2: 12pm – 1:30pm

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Hybrid Weekly Meditation Class: Lunchtime Meditation

Samudrabadra Kadampa Buddhist Center


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