Meditation and Buddhism in St. Petersburg

Tuesdays 7-8:30pm

with Maria Erickson

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.

Note: the Metro Wellness Center closes for major holidays. Please check their website for details.

Current Series

A Modern Spiritual Life

Book: Modern Buddhism
Term 7: Sep 11 – Oct 6

When life doesn’t turn out the way we had hoped or expected it’s easy to feel discouraged and lose sight of its value. Through studying Buddha’s teachings we realize that our human life is incredibly rare and precious. Each one of us has a unique experience with so much to offer ourself and others. In this series of classes we will learn to reinterpret our experiences and see them all as valuable spiritual lessons about the true nature of happiness and suffering. Through this we can realize our amazing potential to change our future and benefit others, no matter who we are or how our life has unfolded.

Weekly Topics

Week 1 Our Precious Human Life
Week 2 Death and Rebirth
Week 3 Refuge
Week 4 Karma


Classes are $10 each. Become a monthly sponsor and receive the book free, which can be collected at the first class of this series.


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

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