General Program and Beginner Meditation
Our popular meditation classes are approximately one and a half hours long and include guided meditations, teaching and discussion. See the map below to find locations near you.
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. We also regularly hold other special events. If you live a far distance from our Centers and are interested in finding classes in your area, or in subscribing to our correspondence Foundation Program, please let us know!
Preventing Difficult Times
Book: Universal Compassion
Term 8: Oct 16 – Nov 17
Everyone’s basic wish is to be happy all the time, yet everyone experiences problems without choice. Normally when we experience problems, we are often at a loss about what to do to solve them, let alone how to prevent them. Buddha taught that whenever we encounter difficult times it is the result of our past negative actions. He kindly provided very practical advice on transforming adverse conditions through actions or the four preparations. You will learn how to accumulate merit or positive mental energy; how to purify past negative actions; how to make offerings to obstructing spirits; and lastly, developing faith and making offerings to Dharma Protectors—those who help us overcome our obstacles and unfavorable conditions to our spiritual practice. Through applying this method, we can learn to solve all our problems permanently.
|Week 1||Preliminary practices|
|Week 2||Preparation of accumulating merit|
|Week 3||Purifying negativities|
|Week 4||Force of destruction|
|Week 5||Dharma protectors|
Classes are $10 each. Become a monthly sponsor and receive the book free, which can be collected at the first class of this series.
Prayers for World Peace
Join us for a free beginner class on Sundays at 10 am followed by a guided tour of the Center at 12 pm.
Take a guided tour of our centers in Safety Harbor or Tampa, learn all about our programs and events and find out about how to get involved in the community.