Meditation and Buddhism in St. Petersburg

Tuesdays 7-8:00pm

with Maria Erickson

This class will move to a new location starting August 15.

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 on or around major holidays. Please check their website for details or to confirm class dates.

Current Series

An Introduction to Buddhist Psychology

Book: How To Understand the Mind
Term 5: June 4th – July 27th

What is the mind and how does it function? Since all of our experiences of happiness and unhappiness depend on our state mind, there is no more important subject to understand than our own mind. Through the practice of meditation, we can learn to distinguish between healthy and unhealthy states of mind. Then we can begin to heal our own mind and become happy all the time.

Weekly Topics

Week 1 What is the Mind?
Week 2 What is the Subtle Mind?
Week 3 What is the Very Subtle Mind?
Week 4 Primary Minds and Mental Factors
Week 5 Virtue, Non-Virtue and Delusion
Week 6 What is Meditation?
Week 7 The Primary Delusions
Week 8 The Eleven Virtuous Mental Factors


Classes are $10 each.
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Until August 15 classes are held at Metro Wellness Center.

Metro Wellness Center
3251 3rd Avenue North
St. Petersburg, FL 33713
Starting August 15 classes are held at Temple of the Living God.

Temple of the Living God
1950 Second Avenue North
St. Petersburg, FL 33713

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