Meditation and Buddhism in St. Petersburg

Tuesdays 7-8:00pm

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

Current Series

The Inner Protection of Meditation

Book: Introduction to Buddhism
Term 4: April 30th – May 25th

Buddhism is the practice of Buddha’s teachings, known as Dharma which means “protection.” By relying upon the practice of meditations explained in Buddhist teachings, everyone can learn how to protect themselves permanently from life’s problems. Dharma shows clearly that all our suffering comes from our mind reacting negatively to life’s problems. Through the practice of meditation, you can learn how to develop and maintain a positive attitude all the time. Then there will be no basis for experiencing any suffering. Everyone can benefit from this practical and ancient advice.

Weekly Topics

Week 1 Who was Buddha?
Week 2 Understanding the Mind
Week 3 Past and Future lives
Week 4 What is Karma?


Classes are $10 each.
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Metro Wellness Center
3251 3rd Avenue North
St. Petersburg, FL 33713

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