Thursday General Program Class


Thursdays from 7:00 – 8:30 PM
with Resident Teacher Kadam Michelle Gauthier



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

Part 1: Meditation, Mindfulness & Concentration
Book: Joyful Path of Good Fortune

Peace of mind is priceless. Whenever it arises we’re happy, our body becomes comfortable, and we have a good influence on those around us.In this series, we will focus on improving the main tools used in meditation practice; mindfulness, concentration and alertness. By strengthening these, we can oppose our distractions and any other obstacles that arise in our meditation. 

Weekly Topics

October 6 - November 17
  • January 5: Introduction to Lamrim Meditation

  • January 12: The Peace of Concentration

  • January 19: Overcoming Obstacles to Our Meditation

  • January 26: Solutions to Distractions

  • February 2: Improving our Concentration