JE TSONGKHAPA DAY
OCT 25, 11:30 – 12:00

Today we remember the great kindness of Je Tsongkhapa, the great Tibetan master who lived in the late 1300’s, and is the Root Guru of the New Kadampa Tradition.
We will celebrate with explanation and special prayers. Everyone welcome. Free.

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Special event from our sister center in Orlando:

REALIZE YOUR PURE POTENTIAL
Blessing Empowerment of Buddha Vajrasattva
SAT NOV 7, 10:00am – 4:00pm

This event will be live stream via Zoom with Gen Kelsang Jindak, Resident Teacher at Vajrapani Kadampa Buddhist Center.
Through receiving this blessing empowerment, we shall make a deep connection with Buddha Vajrasattva, and through putting these instructions into practice, we can purify the negative energy in our mind which is the source of all our suffering and problems.

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 Sundays
10am – 11:15am

ONLINE

How to keep a peaceful mind in these challenging times. With Resident Teacher Kadam Carol Lutker and others.
Everyone is welcome!

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

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 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.

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Chanted Prayers for wisdom and protection

Wednesdays
7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
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Meditation in St Augustine:
Understanding our Mind

 Thursdays
6:00 pm – 7:15 pm

ONLINE

This course is based on lam-rim meditations of the book How to Understand the Mind, by Ven. Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.

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.

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