Introduction – 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

Apr
18
Sun
2021
10:00 am Living a Joyful Life – Sunday s...
Living a Joyful Life – Sunday s...
Apr 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am
Living  a Joyful Life - Sunday series online @ zoom | Atlantic Beach | Florida | United States
Living a Joyful Life Buddhist Way of Lovingkindness   How to practice lovingkindness and wisdom, in meditation and daily life. Join us for this Sunday morning class, with two guided meditations, teaching and discussion, with[...]
12:00 pm Foundation Program- Advanced Cla...
Foundation Program- Advanced Cla...
Apr 18 @ 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 FEBRUARY 14, 2021 OPEN TO NEW REGISTRANTS WITH KADAMPA EXPERIENCE Studying Shantideva’s Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life, and its commentary Meaningful to Behold, by Ven. Geshe Kelsang Gyatso[...]
Apr
19
Mon
2021
7:00 pm Monday: Growing Spiritually, see...
Monday: Growing Spiritually, see...
Apr 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Monday: Growing Spiritually, seeing accurately @ ONLINE EVENT | Atlantic Beach | Florida | United States
Two guided meditations, teaching and practical discussion, with Kadampa Teacher John Jones, based on the book How to Transform Your Life by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, which explains clearly  and practically how to solve[...]
Apr
20
Tue
2021
6:00 pm Tuesdays: Buddhist Basics: The F...
Tuesdays: Buddhist Basics: The F...
Apr 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Tuesdays: Buddhist Basics: The Four Noble Truths @ zoom
Profound Teachings from Buddha’s Heart An explanation of the Buddha’s first teachings: the Four Noble Truths; now focusing on the path. Weekly meditations and teachings with Kadam Carol Lutker, based on the books “How to[...]
Apr
21
Wed
2021
12:15 pm Mid-day Meditations
Mid-day Meditations
Apr 21 @ 12:15 pm – 12:45 pm
Mid-day Meditations @ ONLINE
MID-DAY MEDITATIONS Peaceful guided meditations with John Jones to help you relax and re-charge. Everyone welcome. $5 donation requested. LINK PASSCODE 261934
Apr
22
Thu
2021
6:00 pm Foundation Program- Thursday Adv...
Foundation Program- Thursday Adv...
Apr 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Foundation Program- Thursday Advanced Class - by pemission @ Maitreya Kadampa Buddhist Center | Atlantic Beach | Florida | United States
FOUNDATION PROGRAM BEGINS A NEW TERM FEBRUARY 14, 2021.  THIS INTRODUCTORY CLASS WILL BE RECORDED FOR THOSE WHO CANNOT ATTEND IN PERSON. NEW THURSDAY SECTION BEGINS FEB 25, 6-8 PM PARTICIPANTS CAN CHOOSE EITHER SUNDAY[...]
Apr
25
Sun
2021
10:00 am Living a Joyful Life – Sunday s...
Living a Joyful Life – Sunday s...
Apr 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am
Living  a Joyful Life - Sunday series online @ zoom | Atlantic Beach | Florida | United States
Living a Joyful Life Buddhist Way of Lovingkindness   How to practice lovingkindness and wisdom, in meditation and daily life. Join us for this Sunday morning class, with two guided meditations, teaching and discussion, with[...]

For more information, send an email to info@MeditationInJacksonville.org