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

Universal Compassion

Book: Universal Compassion
Term 5: June 20 – July 22 (5 Weeks)

The heart of Buddha’s teachings is unconditional love and compassion. In his inspiring explanation of the popular Buddhist poem Training the Mind in Seven Points, Geshe Kelsang Gyatso reveals powerful and far-reaching methods for us to develop these altruistic states. Ancient meditative techniques that have been tried and tested for centuries are brought alive and made relevant to our everyday experiences. Also included is a practical explanation of how we can transform our everyday problems—even the most demanding and difficult conditions—into opportunities for personal and spiritual development. By pointing the way to an unchanging freedom and happiness, this remarkably readable book challenges us to grow and is guaranteed to have a remarkable impact on our life.

Weekly Topics

Week 1 Equalizing Self and Others
Week 2 Contemplating the Dangers of Self-Cherishing
Week 3 Contemplating the Benefits of Cherishing Others
Week 4 Meditating on Exchanging Self with Others
Week 5 Taking and Giving

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