St. Petersburg General Program

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.

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Classes are $10 $5 each. Become a member for as little $35 per month and attend as many KMC Tampa Bay General Program (GP) and Meditations for World Peace (MWP) classes as you like!

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Current Series

Happy Habits Happy People (10 week course)
Book: Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life

In this meditation series we will be learning how to lead a life of altruism and great meaning. Based upon a poem called, Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life, by a famous Buddhist master called Shantideva, the meditation classes will explain how we can conjoin our daily activities with positive attitudes and spiritual perspectives that transform our daily life into the spiritual path, the path to true happiness.

Weekly Topics

October 12 - December 18
  • Developing positive aspirations

  • Freeing the mind of negativity

  • Cultivating positive energy

  • How to protect your inner peace

  • Keeping the mind focused in a positive way

  • Staying patient with adversity

  • Igniting inner joy

  • Enhance your meditation practice

  • Buddhist wisdom

  • Giving and dedication


Temple of the Living God (Burlington Building)
1950 Second Avenue North
St. Petersburg, FL 33713