Meditation and Buddhism in St. Petersburg

Tuesdays 7-8:30pm

with Greg Goodman

Water Lillies

Meditation classes in St. Petersburg 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.

All of our General Program classes are suitable for everyone—from brand new beginners to experienced meditators—and consist of guided meditations, a talk and discussion. Classes are grouped into series of 4-6 weeks, focusing on a theme or meditation technique.

Each class is self contained, though you are welcome to attend the whole course. They provide an ideal introduction to meditation and Buddhism, teaching effective and practical methods for overcoming problems and increasing happiness in daily life.


Current Series

True, Lasting Happiness

Book: New Heart of Wisdom
Term 1: September 12 – October 7 (5 Weeks)

Happiness and suffering are states of mind, and so their main causes cannot be found outside the mind. The real source of happiness is inner peace. If our mind is peaceful, we shall be happy all the time regardless of external conditions, but if it is disturbed or troubled in any way, we shall never be happy no matter how good our external conditions may be. We can see from this that if we want true, lasting happiness we need to develop and maintain a special experience of inner peace. The only way to do this is by training our mind through spiritual practice—gradually reducing and eliminating our negative, disturbed states of mind and replacing them with positive, peaceful states.

Weekly Topics

Week 1 What kind of happiness do you seek?
Week 2 What we should Know
Week 3 What we should Abandon
Week 4 What we should Practice
Week 5 What we should Attain

Cost

Classes are $10 each. Register for the whole series or become a member and receive the book free, which can be collected at the first class of this series.

Location

Metro Wellness Center
3251 3rd Avenue North
St. Petersburg, FL 33713


Free eBook