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

Think Differently

Book: How to Understand the Mind
Term 4: Aug 7 – Sep 1

In this modern world, we are so accustomed to being stimulated from the outside that we forget to take time to enjoy the stillness of our own mind and reconnect with our deeper goals. During this course we will learn how to take a break from our distractions and multi-tasking, and make some time to enjoy true peace and quiet. Learning to calm and focus our mind using meditation improves our clarity, mindfulness and happiness. Learn how to think differently.

Weekly Topics

Week 1 What is meditation
Week 2 What is virtue
Week 3 How to concentrate
Week 4 Practice for daily life


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

Free eBook