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

Nov
28
Sun
2021
10:00 am A meaningful Life – Sunday Class
A meaningful Life – Sunday Class
Nov 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am
A meaningful Life - Sunday Class @ Maitreya Kadampa Buddhist Center | Atlantic Beach | Florida | United States
 Making our life meaningful: what is it that gives us meaning and joy? That gives us direction, and progress toward happiness in the future? What if we die today? What will we take with us?[...]
Nov
29
Mon
2021
7:00 pm Monday: Modern Buddhism
Monday: Modern Buddhism
Nov 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Monday: Modern Buddhism @ Maitreya Kadampa Buddhist Center | Atlantic Beach | Florida | United States
MODERN BUDDHISM   The path of wisdom and compassion – how we can solve all our daily problems and accomplish the real meaning of human life.Explore all the stages of the path of sutra and[...]
Nov
30
Tue
2021
6:00 pm Tuesdays: Silencing the Inner Cr...
Tuesdays: Silencing the Inner Cr...
Nov 30 @ 6:00 pm
Tuesdays: Silencing the Inner Critic - Palm Coast & ONLINE @ Body Therapy Center
SILENCING THE INNER CRITIC   How we can recognize, understand and reduce these negative and harmful thoughts about ourself and others. Guided meditations and teaching, with Kadam Carol. Based on books by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.[...]
Dec
2
Thu
2021
6:00 pm Foundation Program- Thursday Adv...
Foundation Program- Thursday Adv...
Dec 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Foundation Program- Thursday Advanced Class - by pemission @ Maitreya Kadampa Buddhist Center | Atlantic Beach | Florida | United States
By permission. Contact Info@meditationinjacksonville.org for information. PARTICIPANTS CAN CHOOSE EITHER SUNDAY OR THURSDAY SECTIONS. Studying  Meaningful to Behold, by Ven. Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, the commentary to Shantideva’s Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life, Foundation[...]
Dec
4
Sat
2021
10:00 am KARMA: Create Happiness and not ...
KARMA: Create Happiness and not ...
Dec 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am
KARMA: Create Happiness and not Suffering - Prayers and Meditations @ Maitreya Kadampa Buddhist Center | Atlantic Beach | Florida | United States
PURIFY NEGATIVE KARMA: 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[...]
Dec
5
Sun
2021
10:00 am A meaningful Life – Sunday Class
A meaningful Life – Sunday Class
Dec 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am
A meaningful Life - Sunday Class @ Maitreya Kadampa Buddhist Center | Atlantic Beach | Florida | United States
 Making our life meaningful: what is it that gives us meaning and joy? That gives us direction, and progress toward happiness in the future? What if we die today? What will we take with us?[...]
12:00 pm Foundation Program- Advanced Cla...
Foundation Program- Advanced Cla...
Dec 5 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Foundation Program- Advanced Class - BY PERMISSION @ Maitreya Kadampa Buddhist Center | Atlantic Beach | Florida | United States
Studying  Meaningful to Behold, by Ven. Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, the commentary to Shantideva’s Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life Foundation program meets weekly, allowing for deeper, more structured study of a particular book, prayers,[...]

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