General Program (GP)
GP classes are open to students of all levels including beginners, and meet weekly. Our center offers several GP classes weekly: Sundays 10 am, Mondays 7 pm, Wednesdays 12:15 pm, and Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 pm.
Each class includes two guided meditations, teaching and discussion.
Foundation Program (FP)
This is a structured program for deeper study and practice for students with some experience of Dharma. The current Foundation Program series resumes September 12 at noon. Prospective new students are invited to try this class.
We meet most Sunday afternoons, 12 noon to 2 pm at the Center OR Thursdays 6-8 pm ONLINE. Students commit to attending regularly, and missed classes can also be made up online. There are certain commitments, such as to take examinations on each section, and to engage in some retreats.
Alternatively, participants can opt to take the course without these commitments, but with the intention to attend regularly.
This program is for students with sincere interest and experience in our Center or other Mahayana Buddhist study and practice, and students need to become monthly sponsors at the FP level. Contact admin@MeditationInJacksonville.org for membership details.
We are studying the books Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life, by Shantideva, and its commentary Meaningful to Behold by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, Rinpoche, which are available at our Center bookshop, or download from Tharpa.
Please contact the FP coordinator, info@MeditationInJacksonville.org for information, or call 904.222.8531