Meditation and Buddhism in St. Petersburg

Tuesdays 7-8:30pm

with Cyndy Hart

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

Overcoming Fear and Anxiety

Book: The New Transform Your Life
Term 2: Feb 6 – Mar 17 (6 Weeks)

Our basic wish in life is to be happy all the time, but how do we accomplish this? Buddha explained that the real source of happiness is inner peace. If we can learn to maintain a peaceful mind all the time then we will be happy all the time. The reason why we find it so hard to be happy all the time is that delusions, such as fear and anxiety, are always causing us to see the world in an exaggerated negative way. By contemplating and meditating on ultimate truth, or emptiness, we can learn to see through the illusions of our mind. Then we will understand things as they really are and, not only will we be happy all the time, but we can become a source of happiness for others. Then we will have accomplished the true meaning of our life. In this series we will learn how to meditate on emptiness and develop deep inner peace.

Weekly Topics

Week 1 The Source of Happiness and Suffering
Week 2 Attachment and Fear
Week 3 Cultivating a Balanced Mind
Week 4 Faith and Motivation
Week 5 Love, Courage and Confidence
Week 6 The Ultimate Nature of All Phenomena

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

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