Meditation and Buddhism in Ybor/Tampa Heights

Sundays, Mondays & Tuesdays

Tampa Center

Meditation classes in Ybor/Tampa Heights 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.

Deborah Betancourt


Sundays 10-11:30am

Prayers for World Peace with Deborah Betancourt
FREE class, donations welcomed

Judithe Richards

Mondays 10-11:15am

with Judithe Richards

Tuesdays 7:15-8:30pm

with Gen Kelsang Chokyan


KMC Tampa Bay
308 E 7th Ave
Tampa FL 33602

Free eBook