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

Sep
20
Mon
2021
7:00 pm Monday: Modern Buddhism
Monday: Modern Buddhism
Sep 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Monday: Modern Buddhism @ ONLINE EVENT | Atlantic Beach | Florida | United States
NEW CLASS SERIES MONDAY NIGHTS: 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[...]
Sep
21
Tue
2021
6:00 pm Tuesdays: 3 Things in the Mirror...
Tuesdays: 3 Things in the Mirror...
Sep 21 @ 6:00 pm
Tuesdays: 3 Things in the Mirror of Dharma @ Online
3 THINGS IN THE MIRROR OF DHARMA Three principal aspects of the Buddhist path Guided meditations and teaching, with Kadam Carol. Based on the book Mirror of Dharma with Additions, by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. CLASS[...]
Sep
22
Wed
2021
12:15 pm Mid-day Meditations
Mid-day Meditations
Sep 22 @ 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. Donate here JOIN THE CLASS PASSCODE 261934
Sep
23
Thu
2021
8:00 am Morning Meditations
Morning Meditations
Sep 23 @ 8:00 am – 8:30 am
Morning Meditations
  Enjoy brief, guided meditations to start the day, with Kadam Carol. A new lam rim topic every week. Everyone welcome! ONLINE ONLY. $5 donation requested.FREE FOR CENTER MEMBERS   Please be online 5 minutes[...]
6:00 pm Foundation Program- Thursday Adv...
Foundation Program- Thursday Adv...
Sep 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Foundation Program- Thursday Advanced Class - by pemission @ Maitreya Kadampa Buddhist Center | Atlantic Beach | Florida | United States
RESUMING IN SEPTEMBER 16 ONLINE, AND SUNDAY SEPT 12 IN PERSON AT OUR NEW LOCATION. PARTICIPANTS CAN CHOOSE EITHER SUNDAY OR THURSDAY SECTIONS. Studying  Meaningful to Behold, by Ven. Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, the commentary to[...]
Sep
26
Sun
2021
10:00 am Living a Joyful Life – Sunday s...
Living a Joyful Life – Sunday s...
Sep 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am
Living  a Joyful Life - Sunday series online @ Online | 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...
Sep 26 @ 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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