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

Declutter Your Mind
Book: How to Understand the Mind

Every so often we need to declutter. We usually feel great satisfaction when our kitchen, office, garage or bedroom is clean and tidy. But what about our mind? Each week we will deconstruct a negative way of thinking such as anger, deluded pride, jealousy, miserliness and ignorance. Learning practical methods to reduce the power of these delusions will allow us to experience a deep and satisfying emotional freedom, and give us the skill to be the person we wish to be—positive, joyful, confident and loving

Weekly Topics

March 6 - May 8
  1. 1
    Mar 6: Where Does Negativity Come From?
  2. 2
    Mar 13: Letting Go of Anger & Resentment
  3. 3
    Mar 20: Destroying the Ego
  4. 4
    Mar 27: Root of all Problems
  5. 5
    Apr 3: Ignorance is not Bliss
  6. 6
    Apr 10: Doubt, Faith & Wisdom
  7. 7
    Apr 17: Examining Our Views
  8. 8
    Apr 24: Deconstructing Jealousy
  9. 9
    May 1: Overcoming Miserliness
  10. 10
    May 8: Giving Energy, Overcoming Laziness

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