Maitreya Kadampa Buddhist Center, 85 Sailfish Dr, Atlantic Beach FL 32233, offers meditation and modern Buddhism for everyone. We are located in the beaches of Jacksonville, FL, and serve northeast Florida through several branch classes. Everyone is always welcome, of any background or tradition.
We are located in the Beaches area, only a few blocks from the ocean, just off Atlantic Blvd (I-10) in a small shopping center on Sailfish Drive, near restaurants and hotels. Our Center features a beautiful shrine, seating for up to 50 people, and a bookstore and reception area where we enjoy tea, snacks and conversation after class. We are members of the New Kadampa Tradition, following the teachings of meditation master Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.
Hours: We are generally open only at class times: Sundays 9:30 – 12:00, Mondays 6:45-8:15 pm, and for special events. The best time to visit is for a class, when you can observe a teaching and meditation, and browse our bookstore or discuss over tea afterwards.
Our program includes classes on how to meditate, General Program Classes on a range of topics, more advanced Foundation Program and Teacher Training Program classes, pujas (chanted prayers and meditations), retreats, workshops and day courses on practical application of Buddha’s teachings in daily life.Read more
Topics: Stages of the Path (lam rim) with Kadam Carol Lutker
Topics: Eight Steps to Happiness (lo jong), with Kadampa Teacher John Jones
Topics: Paths to happiness (lam rim) with Carol Lutker and Pat Widergren
Topics: Meditation and more… basic Buddhist views and practice with Kadam Carol
Topics: Meditation and Modern Buddhism with Kadam Carol
Class fee is $10, ($5 for students or limited income) and no one is turned away for lack of funds.
After daytime classes, we generally gather for tea, snacks and more conversation.
BENEFITS OF MEDITATION: A regular meditation practice has many benefits: