Wednesdays 7 – 8:00 pm
with Maria Erickson
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 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.
Current SeriesEverything Changes: The Buddhist Way of Letting Go (4 week course)
Book: How to Transform Your Life
In this meditation series we will be learning about Buddha’s teachings and meditations on the The Four Seals of Mahamudra. These are four special insights into reality that enable us to experience the liberating wisdom of Mahamudra, the true nature of things.
Over the course of the series we will explore extraordinary topics such as:
- The peaceful nature of our own mind
- Subtle impermanence (learning to let go of negative minds)
- The origin of our suffering and how to abandon negative minds
- The practice of meditation and the path to true happiness
- Realizing the liberating wisdom of ultimate truth, emptiness.
The emphasis of these classes will be gaining heartfelt experience of these profound wisdom’s through a combination of teachings, guided meditation, and discussion.
Weekly TopicsSeptember 15 - October 6
The Wisdom of Impermanence & Letting Go
Identifying and Overcoming Negative Minds
The Path to True Happiness
The True Nature of Reality
1950 Second Avenue North
St. Petersburg, FL 33713