Friday Evening General Program


Fridays, 6:15 – 7:45 pm
This class begins on January 14, 2022.

Student Discount: $5 with current ID

Ybor Student Services Building
Room #310
1320 E. Palm Avenue
Tampa, FL 33605

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Our meditation classes 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 and Simply Meditate 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 so you can just drop in and enjoy. They provide an ideal introduction to meditation and Buddhism, teaching effective and practical methods for overcoming problems and increasing happiness in daily life.

Classes are $10 each. Become a member for $35 per month and attend as many KMC Tampa Bay General Program (GP), Simply Meditate and Meditations for World Peace (MWP) classes as you like!

Current Series

Growing Mental Strength & Stability
Book: Eight Steps to Happiness

If we want ultimate happiness and freedom from suffering, we must engage in the supreme practices of training the mind.
Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

In this series we will look at how we can transform hardships into personal growth and valuable insight. By relying on Buddha's practical advice, we can actually use our adverse experiences to create meaningful opportunities that are essential for happiness. Through the profound practice of training the mind, we can develop our mind so that it remains peaceful no matter what conditions arise.

Weekly Topics

Jan 14 – Feb 4
  • Where can I find peace and happiness?

  • Why is there so much suffering?

  • What beneficial advice does Buddha have that applies to me?

  • How can I develop real inner strength through adversity?

The Teacher

Danilo Conner

This class is taught by Danilo Conner.

Danilo has been practicing Kadampa Buddhism since 2012, joined the Foundation Program in 2013, and is currently studying on the Teacher Training Program at KMC Tampa Bay. He lived at the Safety Harbor center for 2 years to coordinate the education program, has received empowerments & teachings from senior teachers in the NKT. Danilo has been one of the main volunteers in the community for many years now and is known for his compassion, humor and light, positive attitude.

In-Person Attendance

By participating in programs, events, classes and other activities hosted by Kadampa Meditation Center Tampa Bay, you agree to the following:

  1. I understand the potential health risks of being exposed to or contracting COVID-19. These risks include sickness and death.
  2. I agree to abide by the Visitor Guidelines and any additional precautions required while at the meditation center.
  3. I agree to hold the center harmless for any and all claims, lawsuits, litigation, damages, liabilities, and expenses resulting from or arising out of or in connection with any participation in or attendance at events at the meditation center regarding COVID-19 or any variant thereof.

Address & Directions

Ybor Student Services Building
Room #310
1320 E. Palm Avenue
Tampa, FL 33605

HCC's on-site lot requires a parking pass which can be picked up for free at check-in. On-street parking is also available.

Class Location

Take the elevators from the lobby to the 3rd floor and follow signs for the classroom.