Offering meditation and study programs in Modern Buddhism
Maitreya Kadampa Buddhist Center offers a variety of introductory meditation classes throughout Northern Florida. Each class includes two guided meditations and a teaching on practical application of Buddha’s wisdom to our daily lives, and discussion.They are open to everyone, and are suitable for beginners, as well as experienced meditators. CURRENT SCHEDULE...Read More
International Kadampa Festivals – KMC New York in April © 2013 The New Kadampa Tradition – International Kadampa Buddhist Union Registered charity 1015054 Meditation for world peace Buddha taught that the main cause of world peace is inner peace – peace in the heart brought about through meditation. Within modern Buddhism, this...Read More
Buddha and Buddhism The founder of Buddhism in this world was Buddha Shakyamuni who lived and taught in India some two and a half thousand years ago. Since then millions of people around the world have followed the pure spiritual path he revealed. Buddha explained that all our problems and suffering arise from confused and negative states of mind, and all our happiness...Read More
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, Tuesday mornings in January, 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 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
Maitreya Kadampa Buddhist Center offers a variety of introductory meditation classes throughout Northern Florida. Each class includes two guided meditations and a teaching on practical application of Buddha’s wisdom to our daily lives, and discussion.They are open to everyone, and are suitable for beginners, as well as experienced meditators.Read more