About Us

new shrine20131229_115941_resizedMaitreya Kadampa Buddhist Center offers meditation and modern Buddhism for everyone.

We are members of the Buddhist tradition, New Kadampa Tradition: following in the footsteps of Buddha Shakyamuni, Je Tsongkapa and the teachings of our meditation master Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.

We are located in the beaches of Jacksonville, FL, and serve northeast Florida through several weekly classes. Currently we are closed due to COVID, and will reopen in a new location when conditions permit.

Consult our CALENDAR for latest schedule of online classes and special events. 

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.

Our classes are open to everyone regardless of background or differing religious affiliation or tradition. You are invited to try a class and see for yourself what it is like!