Wednesday Evening General Program (St Pete)


Wednesdays from 6:30 – 8:00 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.

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

Journey to Peace

We all want to improve our experience of happiness and for our lives to move in a better direction, but for that to happen we need to learn how to connect with our own potential for inner peace and pure happiness. The profound tools and insights needed for this transformation are found within Buddhist meditation. Learn accessible and practical methods to develop and maintain inner peace, reduce and stop our experience of problems, and bring about positive changes in our lives that will enable us to experience deep and lasting happiness. This series is also a wonderful introduction to Buddhism and meditation. You can download the book used in this series for free at

Weekly Topics

January 11 - 25
  • February 1: What is our Mind?

  • February 8: Death & Dying, A Buddhist Perspective

  • February 15: Karma & The Power to Change

  • February 22: Breaking the Cycle of Suffering

The Teacher


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.

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