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

An Introduction to Buddhist Psychology

Book: How To Understand the Mind
Term 5: June 4th – July 27th

What is the mind and how does it function? Since all of our experiences of happiness and unhappiness depend on our state mind, there is no more important subject to understand than our own mind. Through the practice of meditation, we can learn to distinguish between healthy and unhealthy states of mind. Then we can begin to heal our own mind and become happy all the time.

Weekly Topics

Week 1 What is the Mind?
Week 2 What is the Subtle Mind?
Week 3 What is the Very Subtle Mind?
Week 4 Primary Minds and Mental Factors
Week 5 Virtue, Non-Virtue and Delusion
Week 6 What is Meditation?
Week 7 The Primary Delusions
Week 8 The Eleven Virtuous Mental Factors


Classes are $10 each.
Become a monthly sponsor for only $40 and get the books included on the first class of each series!

Deborah Betancourt


Sundays 10-11:30am

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

& Kids’ class with Danilo Conner

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