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

Dec
4
Wed
2019
1:30 pm Meditation in Port Orange: Peace...
Meditation in Port Orange: Peace...
Dec 4 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Meditation in Port Orange: Peace of Mind @ Port Orange Family YMCA | Port Orange | Florida | United States
INNER PEACE NOW harnessing the power of your mind Enjoy guided breathing meditations to calm and focus our mind, and a short teaching on how to use meditation practice to live with more peace, compassion[...]
7:00 pm Meditation Class – Heart of Wisdom
Meditation Class – Heart of Wisdom
Dec 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Meditation Class - Heart of Wisdom @ Maitreya Kadampa Buddhist Center | Atlantic Beach | Florida | United States
Meditations and new topics, with Kadampa Teacher John Jones based on  the book New Heart of Wisdom by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, clearly explaining the entire path to liberation and enlightenment through developing our[...]
Dec
7
Sat
2019
10:00 am Purify Negativity and Remove Obs...
Purify Negativity and Remove Obs...
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am
Purify Negativity and Remove Obstacles: Prayers and Meditations @ Maitreya Kadampa Buddhist Center | Atlantic Beach | Florida | United States
Create happiness and not suffering Everyone has accumulated negative karma through past actions and thoughts, in previous lives and this life. Purify past negative actions now, before they ripen as problems, through relying on the[...]
Dec
8
Sun
2019
10:00 am Sunday Meditations and Teaching:...
Sunday Meditations and Teaching:...
Dec 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am
Sunday Meditations and Teaching: Inner Peace NOW @ Maitreya Kadampa Buddhist Center | Atlantic Beach | Florida | United States
Happiness depends on having a peaceful mind, which comes from training in meditation. Based on How to Understand the Mind by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche This service includes a brief focusing meditation to help calm[...]
12:00 pm Foundation Program- Advanced Class
Foundation Program- Advanced Class
Dec 8 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Foundation Program- Advanced Class @ Maitreya Kadampa Buddhist Center | Atlantic Beach | Florida | United States
Studying Universal Compassion by Ven. Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche Ask your Teacher for details. New program starts in November.  If you have been attending our GP classes for a few months, this program may be for[...]
Dec
9
Mon
2019
6:30 pm Steps to Happiness – Meditation ...
Steps to Happiness – Meditation ...
Dec 9 @ 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm
Steps to Happiness - Meditation in St Augustine @ Discovery Yoga | St. Augustine | Florida | United States
Meditations on the stages of the path to happiness – lamrim – based on The New Eight Steps to Happiness by Ven Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, with Kadampa Teacher Jethro Boyd.  Each session includes two[...]
7:00 pm Meditation Class – Atlantic Beach
Meditation Class – Atlantic Beach
Dec 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Meditation Class -  Atlantic Beach @ Atlantic Beach | Florida | United States
Two guided meditations, teaching and practical discussion, with Kadampa teacher John Jones, based on the book New Heart of Wisdom  by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, which explains clearly the entire path to liberation and[...]