What we're about

Our meetup group provides a peaceful and inspiring environment in which people from all walks of life can learn about Buddhism and meditation.

Our meetups provide a year round program of meditation classes that offer practical advice on how to apply Buddha's teachings to our daily activities. We are dedicated to helping people everywhere find meaning in their lives and to the development of genuine inner peace and happiness in the world.

If there is not a meetup scheduled please feel free to drop into our Meditations for World Peace Beginner Classes (https://meditationintampabay.org/weekly-meditation-courses/classes-at-the-safety-harbor-center/sunday-prayers-for-world-peace-class/).

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FP Study Class

KMC Tampa Bay

The Foundation Program is a systematic study program that helps the practitioner to engage in structured study, meditation and discussion. In this way we are able to gain a deeper understanding of the meaning of Buddha’s teachings, maintain a daily meditation practice that is both focused and powerful, and make genuine spiritual progress. Teacher: Gen Kelsang Chodor Book: Joyful Path of Good Fortune

Live Stream Beginner Meditation Class

KMC Tampa Bay - Safety Harbor (formerly Parbawatiya Buddhist Center)

Live Stream Link: https://meditationintampabay.org/weekly-meditation-courses/classes-at-the-safety-harbor-center/tuesday-morning-class/ Learn the basics and lay the foundation for an effective and joyful meditation practice. Discover how meditation can help us de-stress, solve our problems, and make our lives more satisfying. The Lamrim instructions are easy to understand and practice, and provide us with a thorough and systematic experience of all the Buddha’s instructions that we can readily apply to solving the problems of daily life. Lamrim means “the stages of the path to enlightenment.” It is a special set of instructions that is the synthesis of all of Buddha Shakyamuni’s 84,000 teachings. With a deep experience of Lamrim, there will be no basis for these problems. Eventually, we shall attain freedom from all suffering, and the unchanging peace and happiness of enlightenment Cost $5 donation

Live Stream Beginner Meditation Class - General Program with Ray Vogel

KMC Tampa Bay - Safety Harbor (formerly Parbawatiya Buddhist Center)

Live Stream Link: https://meditationintampabay.org/weekly-meditation-courses/classes-at-the-safety-harbor-center/thursday-general-program/ Starting new series - MEDITATION & INNER TRANSFORMATION Our weekly beginner's meditation class. This class provides a basic introduction to Buddhist view, meditation, and practice that is suitable for beginners. These classes are open to anyone who wishes to learn more about meditation, the Buddhist way of life, or those who just want a couple of hours of peace and calm! You are welcome to join at any time. Our meditation classes teach simple, practical meditation techniques based on the teachings of Kadampa Buddhism. Their intent is to help people to gain a personal experience of inner peace, overcome their daily problems and find real happiness in their hearts. Cost $5 donation

Live Stream Beginner Class: Meditations for World Peace

Tampa Heights Junior Civic Association

Live Stream Link: https://meditationintampabay.org/product/saturday-meditations-for-world-peace/ Happiness is a joyful state of mind. In his teachings, Buddha explained all the different levels of joy and how to cultivate them. In this series of classes, teachers will share some practical advice on how to develop and protect your mind of joy. In this way you can learn to be happy all the time. What to Expect at a Class: We meditate sitting on chairs to ensure that everyone is comfortable. There is no physical exercise involved. The rooms are modern, well lit and in an established community building. After welcoming everyone, the meditation Teacher introduces the subject of the evening and then guides a simple relaxation meditation. This usually involves focusing on the breath and letting all your worries and troubles slip away for a while. The meditation Teacher will give a brief explanation of a Buddhist topic which is of practical benefit to our daily life. Then the Teacher will lead another guided meditation, this time focusing on the meaning of the talk. Afterward there is an opportunity for informal discussion to ask questions of the Teacher and clarify any issues that may have arisen. After the class you can usually talk with the Teacher, the assistant and other students directly. People from all walks of life attend the classes—young and old, religious and non-religious. Some simply want to learn how to meditate, others want to find out more about Buddhism; the classes cater for both. Meditation classes are evening based and no pre-booking is required. Cost $5 donation (Every student welcomed, please visit here for limited income: https://meditationintampabay.org/payment-assistance)

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Live Stream Meditations for World Peace in Safety Harbor

KMC Tampa Bay - Safety Harbor (formerly Parbawatiya Buddhist Center)

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