Buddhism and Meditation in Downtown Tampa

Mondays, 5:45 – 6:45pm

with Resident teacher Gen Kelsang Chokyan

After Work Unwind

What’s the best way to relax after a long day at work? Rejuvenate your mind with meditation! This short after-work class is the perfect way to end your day and enjoy your evening. Join us every Monday after work for meditation, teachings on positive thinking and thought-provoking discussion. Everyone is welcome.

Meditation classes in downtown Tampa 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

How to Meditate

Book: The New Meditation Handbook
Term 4: Jun 19 – Jul 21

This series of classes is a practical guide to developing a daily meditation practice. It teaches us how to make ourselves and others happy by developing inner peace, and in this way making our lives more meaningful. Without inner peace there is no real happiness at all. Problems, suffering and unhappiness do not exist outside the mind; they are feelings and thus part of our mind. Therefore, it is only by controlling our mind that we can permanently stop our problems and make ourselves and others truly happy.

Weekly Topics

Week 1 Introduction and What is Meditation
Week 2 Benefits of Meditation and How to Begin
Week 3 How to Meditate
Week 4 Meditation on our Precious Human Life
Week 5 Meditation on Death

Cost

Classes are $10 each. Become a member and receive the book free, which can be collected at the first class of this series.

Location

Tampa Museum of Art
120 W Gasparilla Plaza
Tampa, FL 33602

Free eBook