Wednesday Evening General Program — St Pete


Wednesdays from 6:30 – 7:45 PM

at Temple of the Living God (Burlington House) with with Resident Teacher Kadam Michelle Gauthier

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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.

What happens at a class

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!

The Teacher

Resident Teacher Kadam Michelle Gauthier

This course is taught by Resident Teacher Kadam Michelle Gauthier. Kadam Michelle is a disciple of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, founder of the New Kadampa Tradition, and has been studying and practicing Buddhism for more than 26 years. She presents Buddha's teachings with beautiful clarity, warmth and sincerity, skillfully guiding people from all walks of life to find inner peace and lasting happiness.

Current Series

The Happiness Formula
Book: How to Understand the Mind

It sounds too good to be true, but a "happiness formula" actually exists, and it is called the Four Noble Truths. This timeless Buddhist wisdom can be accessed by practitioners at any level to understand how to apply meditation to our daily life.

When we experience problems and setbacks we usually respond by feeling unhappy and developing painful minds of anger, depression and discouragement. As a result, we complicate our lives even more. Buddha's teaching on the Four Noble Truths shows us how to break free from this cycle of unhappiness, by correctly identifying our problems and their causes. On that basis, we can discover what we need to abandon and what practices we should engage in to establish within our minds the path to permanent freedom and happiness.


August 14 - September 18
  1. 1
    August 14: Inner Peace is Possible
  2. 2
    August 21: Understanding "Nirvana"
  3. 3
    August 28: The Enemy of Ignorance
  4. 4
    September 4: The Path to Freedom 1
  5. 5
    September 11: The Path to Freedom 2
  6. 6
    September 18: Breaking Free from Painful Cycles
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    September 25: No Class
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    October 2:
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    October 9:
  10. 10
    October 16:
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    October 23:
  12. 12
    October 30:
  13. 13
    November 6:
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    November 13:
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    November 20:
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    November 27: No Class
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    December 4:
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    December 11:

Address & Directions

The Temple of the Living God
Burlington House - Located at the North End of the parking lot

1950 2nd Ave N
St. Petersburg, FL 33713