Buddhism and Meditation in Downtown Tampa

Mondays, 5:30 – 7:00pm

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 Live Longer

Book: Living Meaningfully, Dying Joyfully
Term 3: Mar 27 – Apr 28

Why do some people who seem to live a healthy life die young while others live for a long time? What determines the length of our lifespan? The answers to these questions can be found in the ancient wisdom of Buddhism. In this series of classes, learn about the nature of life itself and techniques for enjoying a long and meaningful life.

Weekly Topics

Week 1 The Preciousness of our Human Life
Week 2 Understanding Death
Week 3 Causes of Death
Week 4 Signs of Death and What happens at Death
Week 5 What to do at the Time of Death


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.


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

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