Weekly Meditation Classes

meditator in gymClass fee for regular classes 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:

  • Helps overcome stress
  • Reduces anxiety and worry
  • Brings inner calm and a feeling of well-being
  • Gives clarity to solve our problems
  • Helps us deal with difficult people and situations
  • CAUSE OF INNER PEACE AND LASTING HAPPINESS

Frequently Asked Questions

Our classes are designed to give a broad practical introduction to Buddhist meditation, teachings, and practice. They combine guided meditation with practical spiritual advice that you can immediately apply as a method for improving the quality of your daily life.

Through guided meditations, you will learn how to meditate, concentrate, and overcome distractions. You will also learn different meditation topics that help  overcome negative states of mind, such as anger, stress and strong attachment, and cultivate positive states of mind, such as patience and love.

Is there a dress code?

No. Just dress comfortably and normally. The room temperature may change, so you may want to dress in layers.

Do I have to sit on a cushion?

No. We have comfortable chairs and most people sit in chairs. Cushions are available.

Is it wheelchair accessible?

Yes, Absolutely. There is a handicapped parking space directly in front, and a ramp.

Can I bring my child?

If they are old enough to sit quietly during a meditation. Unfortunately we do not have a separate room for kids, but they could be taken outside. Generally people do not bring young children.

Upcoming Meditation Classes

Mar
26
Sun
2017
10:00 am Sunday Service: the Path to Happ... @ Maitreya Kadampa Buddhist Center
Sunday Service: the Path to Happ... @ Maitreya Kadampa Buddhist Center
Mar 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am
Sunday Service: the Path to Happiness @ Maitreya Kadampa Buddhist Center | Atlantic Beach | Florida | United States
The Path to Freedom & Happiness (lamrim) This service includes a brief focusing meditation to help calm our minds, a teaching from How to Understand the Mind with discussion of what it means for our[...]
12:00 pm The Bodhisattva’s Way & Foundati...
The Bodhisattva’s Way & Foundati...
Mar 26 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The Bodhisattva's Way & Foundation Program
Practicing the Six Perfections The Bodhisattva’s Way Course is open to anyone with the wish to pursue deeper study. We are studying Shantideva’s “Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life” and its commentary, Meaningful to[...]
Mar
27
Mon
2017
6:30 pm Meditation in St Augustine @ Discovery Yoga
Meditation in St Augustine @ Discovery Yoga
Mar 27 @ 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm
Meditation in St Augustine @ Discovery Yoga | Saint Augustine | Florida | United States
Meditation, freedom & happiness – the path of Modern Buddhism with Resident Teacher Carol Lutker and Pat Widergren. FALL TOPICS: WHERE DO PROBLEMS COME FROM? UNDERSTANDING THE DELUSIONS AND HOW TO ELIMINATE THEM   Includes[...]
7:00 pm Meditation and REALITY – Underst...
Meditation and REALITY – Underst...
Mar 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Meditation and REALITY - Understanding the Heart Sutra-  Atlantic Beach @ Atlantic Beach | Florida | United States
Two guided meditations, teaching and practical discussion, with Kadampa teacher John Jones, based on the book THE NEW HEART OF WISDOM  by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche Everyone welcome!  $10. ($5 students, free for monthly sponsors)[...]
Mar
29
Wed
2017
7:00 pm Meditation and REALITY: Understa...
Meditation and REALITY: Understa...
Mar 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Meditation and REALITY: Understanding the Heart Sutra
Join teacher John Jones for  meditation and explanation of this timeless and practical wisdom. Based on the book The New Heart of Wisdom by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. Everyone welcome! $10. Students $5. FREE for[...]
Apr
2
Sun
2017
10:00 am Sunday Service: the Path to Happ... @ Maitreya Kadampa Buddhist Center
Sunday Service: the Path to Happ... @ Maitreya Kadampa Buddhist Center
Apr 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am
Sunday Service: the Path to Happiness @ Maitreya Kadampa Buddhist Center | Atlantic Beach | Florida | United States
The Path to Freedom & Happiness (lamrim) This service includes a brief focusing meditation to help calm our minds, a teaching from How to Understand the Mind with discussion of what it means for our[...]
12:00 pm The Bodhisattva’s Way & Foundati...
The Bodhisattva’s Way & Foundati...
Apr 2 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The Bodhisattva's Way & Foundation Program
Practicing the Six Perfections The Bodhisattva’s Way Course is open to anyone with the wish to pursue deeper study. We are studying Shantideva’s “Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life” and its commentary, Meaningful to[...]