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

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

10:00 am Living a Joyful Life – new Sund...
Living a Joyful Life – new Sund...
Jan 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am
Living  a Joyful Life - new Sunday series online @ zoom | Atlantic Beach | Florida | United States
Living a Joyful Life Six practices of a bodhisattva Practicing giving, discipline, patience, effort, concentration and wisdom, in meditation and daily life. Join us for this Sunday morning class, with two guided meditations, teaching and[...]
12:00 pm Foundation Program- Advanced Cla...
Foundation Program- Advanced Cla...
Jan 17 @ 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 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 Rinpoche[...]
7:00 pm Monday: Control Your Mind – Find...
Monday: Control Your Mind – Find...
Jan 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Monday: Control Your Mind - Find Your Joy @ ONLINE EVENT | Atlantic Beach | Florida | United States
Two guided meditations, teaching and practical discussion, with Kadampa Teacher John Jones, based on the book  by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, which explains clearly  and practically how to make our life meaningful and happy,[...]
6:00 pm Tuesday Meditation ONLINE: Heart...
Tuesday Meditation ONLINE: Heart...
Jan 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Tuesday Meditation ONLINE: Heart of Wisdom @ ONLINE EVENT
HEART OF WISDOM Profound Teachings from Buddha’s Heart An explanation of the Heart Sutra – wisdom and compassion in our life. Weekly meditations and teachings with Kadam Carol Lutker, based on the book “The New[...]
7:00 pm PUJA NIGHT- Chanted Prayers for ...
PUJA NIGHT- Chanted Prayers for ...
Jan 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
PUJA NIGHT- Chanted Prayers for wisdom and protection FREE ONLINE @ ONLINE EVENT | Atlantic Beach | Florida | United States
WED JAN 13: POWA (Prayers for the deceased) We will join in various chanted prayers each Wednesday, with meditations and mantras requesting wisdom, healing, protection, lovingkindness, compassion and so forth. Meet a different Buddha each[...]
6:00 pm Meditation Class Thursdays: Unde...
Meditation Class Thursdays: Unde...
Jan 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
Meditation Class Thursdays: Understanding our Mind.  ONLINE @ ONLINE EVENT
Enjoy peaceful guided meditations and teachings on Buddha’s wisdom for our daily lives, and how to use the power of our mind to transform our life, with Kadam Carol, Each class includes two guided meditations,[...]
10:00 am Meditation Retreat: Initial Stag...
Meditation Retreat: Initial Stag...
Jan 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Meditation Retreat: Initial Stages of the Path @ online
  Learn how to meditate on basic Buddhist topics, beginning with the initial scope of the path to enlightenment, based on meditations in The New Meditation Handbook. (Book may be ordered from our bookshop when[...]

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