What we're about

In this group, we study the Buddha's earliest teachings as recorded in the Pali Canon. We practice samatha and vipassana (calming and insight) meditation and also study the teachings to understand how to apply them to our daily lives.
The monastery is led by monks ordained and trained in the oldest tradition of Buddhism still existing today, Theravada. Our classes are conducted primarily by Buddhist monks from Sri Lanka. They provide spiritual and meditation guidance to the Tampa Bay community.
The Mahamevnawa Meditation Monastery Florida (Sunshine Meditation Center) (pronounced maha-may-oo-NA-va) is a branch of Mahamevnawa Buddhist Monasteries which was founded in Sri Lanka. The monastery’s sole purpose is to spread the original teachings of the Buddha. The monastery is a warm and welcoming place for everyone to investigate true happiness through Dhamma and meditation.
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Cost: All activities at the monastery are completely free. However, you are welcome to make a donation to the monastery as you see fit. Theravada Buddhists practice the tradition of dana, which is a Pali (the language of the Buddha) word for generosity. The monastery runs solely on the generosity of the community.

Upcoming events (4+)

Sunday Sutta study class and Meditation session

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By joining this Sutta study class you can learn about basic teachings of the Buddha. And you can Learn about many meditation methods and you will get a chance to practice them.

Details

This meditation class is suitable for beginners as well as people with experience. We will give simple instructions that anyone can follow. There will be guided and silent meditation as well as a discussion about the teachings of the Buddha. If you've never been here before checkout our What to Expect (https://www.sunshinemeditation.org/what-to-expect/) page.

If you have any questions, you can post a message or contact us via email or phone

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All classes are free of charge.
Donations are wellcome

May all beings achieve Nibbana!

Meditate with a Buddhist Monk (Silent Meditation Session)

Needs a location

By joining this Silent Meditation Session, you can practice any meditation methods that you have learned. But, keep in mind this is a silent meditation session, and you are not allowed to hum, or recite anything during the meditation. At the end of the session you can have a discussion with the monk, and ask questions about meditation.

Support Sunshine Meditation Center (Donations)
https://www.sunshinemeditation.org/give/

Sunday Sutta study class and Meditation session

Needs a location

By joining this Sutta study class you can learn about basic teachings of the Buddha. And you can Learn about many meditation methods and you will get a chance to practice them.

Details

This meditation class is suitable for beginners as well as people with experience. We will give simple instructions that anyone can follow. There will be guided and silent meditation as well as a discussion about the teachings of the Buddha. If you've never been here before checkout our What to Expect (https://www.sunshinemeditation.org/what-to-expect/) page.

If you have any questions, you can post a message or contact us via email or phone

Email: [masked] / [masked]
Phone:[masked]

All classes are free of charge.
Donations are wellcome

May all beings achieve Nibbana!

Meditate with a Buddhist Monk (Silent Meditation Session)

Needs a location

By joining this Silent Meditation Session, you can practice any meditation methods that you have learned. But, keep in mind this is a silent meditation session, and you are not allowed to hum, or recite anything during the meditation. At the end of the session you can have a discussion with the monk, and ask questions about meditation.

Support Sunshine Meditation Center (Donations)
https://www.sunshinemeditation.org/give/

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Meditate with a Buddhist Monk (Silent Meditation Session)

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