Summer Festival

The 2020 Online Summer Festival is a special opportunity to receive teachings and engage in meditations of Kadampa Buddhism online over a 2-week period.

You can choose to join in week 1, week 2 or both weeks.

EVERYONE IS WELCOME!

Week 1
The Buddhist Way of Loving Kindness

Buddha Amitayus empowerment and teachings on The New Eight Steps to Happiness with Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong
Register Here

Week 2
Essential Advice from the Heart

Buddha Green Tara empowerment and teachings on Advice from Atisha’s Heart with Gen-la Kelsang Jampa
Register Here

Wherever you are and whatever your circumstances this is a precious opportunity to transform the summer days into a deeply meaningful spiritual journey that will leave you refreshed, inspired and empowered!

Teachings will be available until August 25th!

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Introductory Videos

Calendar

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Upcoming Events

Aug
10
Mon
2020
7:00 pm Meditation Class: Living Meanin...
Meditation Class: Living Meanin...
Aug 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Meditation Class:  Living Meaningfully, Dying Joyfully @ ONLINE EVENT | Atlantic Beach | Florida | United States
Two guided meditations, teaching and practical discussion, with Kadampa teacher John Jones, based on the book  by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, which explains clearly  and practically how to make our life meaningful and happy,[...]
Aug
11
Tue
2020
6:00 pm Palm Coast Meditation ONLINE: He...
Palm Coast Meditation ONLINE: He...
Aug 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Palm Coast Meditation ONLINE: Heart of Wisdom @ ONLINE EVENT
HEART OF WISDOM Profound Teachings from Buddha’s Heart an explanation of the Heart Sutra – wisdom and compassion in our life NOW ONLINE ONLY THRU ZOOM.  NOT LIMITED TO PALM COAST! PLEASE DONATE AT THE[...]
Aug
12
Wed
2020
7:00 pm PUJA NIGHT- Chanted Prayers for ...
PUJA NIGHT- Chanted Prayers for ...
Aug 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
PUJA NIGHT- Chanted Prayers for wisdom and protection FREE ONLINE @ ONLINE EVENT | Atlantic Beach | Florida | United States
We will join in various chanted prayers each Wednesday, with meditations and mantras requesting wisdom, healing, protection, lovingkindness, compassion and so forth. Meet a different Buddha each week, such as Prajnaparamita, Medicine Buddha, Green Tara,[...]
Aug
13
Thu
2020
6:00 pm Meditation in St Augustine: Inne...
Meditation in St Augustine: Inne...
Aug 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
Meditation in St Augustine: Inner Protection: ONLINE @ ONLINE EVENT
Enjoy peaceful guided meditations and teachings on Buddha’s wisdom for our daily lives, with Kadam Carol, ON ZOOM. https://zoom.us/j/93647947224 PLEASE DONATE USING THE DONATE BUTTON AT THE VERY BOTTOM OF OUR HOMEPAGE, IF YOU ARE[...]
Aug
15
Sat
2020
11:00 am Dharma Cafe Chat
Dharma Cafe Chat
Aug 15 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Dharma Cafe Chat @ online
Dharma cafe chat – live-stream Connect with other students, discuss and ask questions of teachers in an informal setting. Bring your cup of tea or coffee and join the Dharma discussion.  Everyone welcome! https://zoom.us/j/94894518735  
Aug
16
Sun
2020
10:00 am Prayers for World Peace: Summer ...
Prayers for World Peace: Summer ...
Aug 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am
Prayers for World Peace: Summer of Love- ONLINE @ ONLINE EVENT | Atlantic Beach | Florida | United States
NOW MEETING ONLINE ONLY THRU ZOOM. STAY COOL AND CONNECTED WITH US. PRAYERS FOR WORLD PEACE: LEARNING TO TRULY CHERISH OTHERS Our summer of love and peace: increasing our experience and practice of lovingkindness ZOOM[...]
12:00 pm Foundation Program- Advanced Cla...
Foundation Program- Advanced Cla...
Aug 16 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Foundation Program- Advanced Class - ONLINE ONLY BY PERMISSION @ Maitreya Kadampa Buddhist Center | Atlantic Beach | Florida | United States
FOUNDATION PROGRAM BEGINS A NEW TERM AUGUST 2 at NOON Studying Mirror of Dharma with Additions by Ven. Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche Ask your Teacher for details.   If you have been attending our GP classes[...]
Aug
17
Mon
2020
7:00 pm Meditation Class: Living Meanin...
Meditation Class: Living Meanin...
Aug 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Meditation Class:  Living Meaningfully, Dying Joyfully @ ONLINE EVENT | Atlantic Beach | Florida | United States
Two guided meditations, teaching and practical discussion, with Kadampa teacher John Jones, based on the book  by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, which explains clearly  and practically how to make our life meaningful and happy,[...]
Aug
18
Tue
2020
6:00 pm Palm Coast Meditation ONLINE: He...
Palm Coast Meditation ONLINE: He...
Aug 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Palm Coast Meditation ONLINE: Heart of Wisdom @ ONLINE EVENT
HEART OF WISDOM Profound Teachings from Buddha’s Heart an explanation of the Heart Sutra – wisdom and compassion in our life NOW ONLINE ONLY THRU ZOOM.  NOT LIMITED TO PALM COAST! PLEASE DONATE AT THE[...]
Aug
19
Wed
2020
7:00 pm PUJA NIGHT- Chanted Prayers for ...
PUJA NIGHT- Chanted Prayers for ...
Aug 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
PUJA NIGHT- Chanted Prayers for wisdom and protection FREE ONLINE @ ONLINE EVENT | Atlantic Beach | Florida | United States
We will join in various chanted prayers each Wednesday, with meditations and mantras requesting wisdom, healing, protection, lovingkindness, compassion and so forth. Meet a different Buddha each week, such as Prajnaparamita, Medicine Buddha, Green Tara,[...]

Upcoming events

Prayers for World Peace: Summer of Love

 Sundays
10am – 11:15am

ONLINE

LEARNING TO TRULY CHERISH OTHERS
Our summer of love and peace: increasing our experience and practice of lovingkindness

Heart Jewel:
Wisdom and Protection

Mondays
7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
ON-LINE Meditation Class

Two guided meditations, teaching and practical discussion, with Kadampa teacher John Jones, based on the book Heart Jewel by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.

HEART OF WISDOM
Profound Teachings from Buddha’s Heart

 Tuesdays
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Palm Coast Meditation ONLINE

Weekly meditations and teachings with Kadam Carol Lutker, based on the book “The New Heart of Wisdom” by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.
EVERYONE WELCOME.

PUJA NIGHT
Chanted Prayers for wisdom and protection

Wednesdays
7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
FREE – ONLINE

We will join in various chanted prayers, meditations and mantras. Meet a different Buddha each week, such as Prajnaparamita, Medicine Buddha, Green Tara, Avalokiteshvara, Buddha Shakyamuni.

Everyone is welcome!

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.

 

Everyone is welcome – just come and experience a class for yourself.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Where are we?

Maitreya Kadampa Buddhist Center

85 Sailfish Dr E, Atlantic Beach, FL – 32233

(904) 222-8531

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.

 

Hours: We are generally open only at class times:

Sundays 9:30 – 12:00,
Mondays 6:45-8:15 pm,
and often on Saturdays for special events (Consult our CALENDAR for latest schedule).

COVID-19 

We are physically closed to the public and are now providing online meditation classes to continue our weekly program and events.
Please check our CALENDAR for latest schedule.

If you have any questions, please contact us at info@meditationinjacksonville.org, or calling us: (904) 222-8531.

Don't Be Shy

Feeling shy,
having reservations about meditation,
please write us…

I have enjoyed, learned, and benefited from every class, puja, empowerment, lesson, session, or activity-event that I have attended. The Principles of Wisdom and Compassion taught can be applied to most any situation a person experiences (regardless of their religious beliefs).

Paul

WOW…..I’m Home!!! 🙂

Gina

This meetup is great because the people are great. I will definitely be attending again!

Lindsey