Meditation and Buddhism in St. Petersburg

Wednesdays 7-8:00 pm

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.

Current Series

Life Without Stress: The Art of Meditation

Book: The New Meditation Handbook
Term 1: Jan 7 – Feb 8

We all wish to solve our daily problems and live a happy and meaningful life. This depends upon understanding that stress and unhappiness arise from confused and negative states of mind, and that happiness arises from peaceful and positive states of mind. Through the practice of meditation, you can learn methods for gradually overcoming painful minds such as anger and stress and developing positive minds such as patience, compassion and wisdom.

Weekly Topics

Week 1 Introduction
Week 2 The Benefits of Meditation
Week 3 How to Begin Meditation
Week 4 How to Meditate
Week 5 The Nature of the Mind


Classes are $10 each.
Become a sponsor for as little $40 per month and get the book included on the first class of each series!


Temple of the Living God (Burlington Building)
1950 Second Avenue North
St. Petersburg, FL 33713

Free eBook