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

Preventing Difficult Times

Book: Universal Compassion
Term 8: Oct 16 – Nov 17

Everyone’s basic wish is to be happy all the time, yet everyone experiences problems without choice. Normally when we experience problems, we are often at a loss about what to do to solve them, let alone how to prevent them. Buddha taught that whenever we encounter difficult times it is the result of our past negative actions. He kindly provided very practical advice on transforming adverse conditions through actions or the four preparations. You will learn how to accumulate merit or positive mental energy; how to purify past negative actions; how to make offerings to obstructing spirits; and lastly, developing faith and making offerings to Dharma Protectors—those who help us overcome our obstacles and unfavorable conditions to our spiritual practice. Through applying this method, we can learn to solve all our problems permanently.

Weekly Topics

Week 1 Preliminary practices
Week 2 Preparation of accumulating merit
Week 3 Purifying negativities
Week 4 Force of destruction
Week 5 Dharma protectors


Classes are $10 each. Become a monthly sponsor 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

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