Meditation and Buddhism in Tampa Bay
New! Join us for Meditation on the Beach every Friday from 8:30-9:15am with Gen Kelsang Chokyan. Located on the beautiful beach of Honeymoon Island in Dunedin Florida, this is the perfect way to start your day.

New! Join us for Meditation on the Beach every Friday from 8:30-9:15am with Gen Kelsang Chokyan. Located on the beautiful beach of Honeymoon Island in Dunedin Florida, this is the perfect way to start your day.

The US Festival is just around the corner!

The US Festival is just around the corner!

Happy Buddha’s Enlightenment Day! Each year on April 15th we celebrate the occasion when Buddha Shakyamuni showed the manner of accomplishing the ultimate goal of living beings – the attainment of enlightenment – at Bodh Gaya, India in 589 BC. With this auspicious deed he demonstrated how each one of us can overcome all internal and external obstacles and hindrances and become an enlightened being.

Happy Buddha’s Enlightenment Day! 

Each year on April 15th we celebrate the occasion when Buddha Shakyamuni showed the manner of accomplishing the ultimate goal of living beings – the attainment of enlightenment – at Bodh Gaya, India in 589 BC. With this auspicious deed he demonstrated how each one of us can overcome all internal and external obstacles and hindrances and become an enlightened being.

We have some wonderful events taking place in May focusing on deep healing. Saturday, May 3rd we’re hosting a day course at the Tampa Museum of Art. This day course presents a practical approach to health, empowering us to heal at the deepest level. Then on Saturday, May 17 there will be the ritual ceremony for the empowerment of Medicine Buddha followed by commentary to the practice. Sunday will be a guided retreat on the daily meditation practice of relying upon Medicine Buddha. Everyone is welcome! Click here for more info.

We have some wonderful events taking place in May focusing on deep healing. Saturday, May 3rd we’re hosting a day course at the Tampa Museum of Art. This day course presents a practical approach to health, empowering us to heal at the deepest level. Then on Saturday, May 17 there will be the ritual ceremony for the empowerment of Medicine Buddha followed by commentary to the practice. Sunday will be a guided retreat on the daily meditation practice of relying upon Medicine Buddha. Everyone is welcome! Click here for more info.

REMINDER! New Weekly Meditation Class Series begins this week - new classes added in Ybor City. Through learning to look at life through other people’s point of view, our own problems don’t seem as big. By understanding that everyone wants to be happy just like we do, our heart will go out to them and our empathy and compassion grows. In this class series, we will learn how to step out of our self-centered world and realize that we are not alone in our search for happiness.
Classes $10 each. Register for the whole series or become a member and receive free the book “Eight Steps to Happiness”, which can be collected at the first class of this series.Classes are held at several Tampa Bay locations including our new Ybor City location. Click here for more info.

REMINDER! New Weekly Meditation Class Series begins this week - new classes added in Ybor City. Through learning to look at life through other people’s point of view, our own problems don’t seem as big. By understanding that everyone wants to be happy just like we do, our heart will go out to them and our empathy and compassion grows. In this class series, we will learn how to step out of our self-centered world and realize that we are not alone in our search for happiness.

Classes $10 each. Register for the whole series or become a member and receive free the book “Eight Steps to Happiness”, which can be collected at the first class of this series.

Classes are held at several Tampa Bay locations including our new Ybor City location. Click here for more info.

Enjoy some photos from our recent Torma Making Workshop! Tormas are traditional food offerings (usually made of marzipan) that are offered to the holy beings in various ritual practices and prayers. Learn the various types of tormas and how to make them in a qualified manner according to the New Kadampa lineage.

When Atisha was in Tibet he had an Indian assistant who was always criticizing him. When the Tibetans asked him why he kept this assistant when there were many faithful Tibetans who would be more than happy to serve him, Atisha replied, “Without this man, there would be no one I could practice patience with. He is very kind to me. I need him!” Atisha understood that the only way to fulfill his deepest wish to benefit all living beings was to achieve enlightenment, and that to do this he needed to perfect is patience. For Atisha, his bad-tempered assistant was more precious than material possessions, praise, or any other worldly attainment.
- Eight Steps to Happiness

When Atisha was in Tibet he had an Indian assistant who was always criticizing him. When the Tibetans asked him why he kept this assistant when there were many faithful Tibetans who would be more than happy to serve him, Atisha replied, “Without this man, there would be no one I could practice patience with. He is very kind to me. I need him!” Atisha understood that the only way to fulfill his deepest wish to benefit all living beings was to achieve enlightenment, and that to do this he needed to perfect is patience. For Atisha, his bad-tempered assistant was more precious than material possessions, praise, or any other worldly attainment.

- Eight Steps to Happiness

New Weekly Meditation Class Series: In Their Shoes, April 14th - May 30th. Through learning to look at life through other people’s point of view, our own problems don’t seem as big. By understanding that everyone wants to be happy just like we do, our heart will go out to them and our empathy and compassion grows. In this class series, we will learn how to step out of our self-centered world and realize that we are not alone in our search for happiness.
Classes $10 each. Register for the whole series or become a member and receive free the book “Eight Steps to Happiness”, which can be collected at the first class of this series.Classes are held at several Tampa Bay locations including our new Ybor City location. Click here for more info.

New Weekly Meditation Class Series: In Their Shoes, April 14th - May 30th. Through learning to look at life through other people’s point of view, our own problems don’t seem as big. By understanding that everyone wants to be happy just like we do, our heart will go out to them and our empathy and compassion grows. In this class series, we will learn how to step out of our self-centered world and realize that we are not alone in our search for happiness.

Classes $10 each. Register for the whole series or become a member and receive free the book “Eight Steps to Happiness”, which can be collected at the first class of this series.

Classes are held at several Tampa Bay locations including our new Ybor City location. Click here for more info.

New! Join us for Meditation on the Beach every Friday from 8:30-9:15am with Gen Kelsang Chokyan. Located on the beautiful beach of Honeymoon Island in Dunedin Florida, this is the perfect way to start your day.
So much of the stress and tension we normally experience comes from our mind, and many of the problems we experience, including ill health, are caused or aggravated by this stress. Just by doing breathing meditation for ten or fifteen minutes a day, we will be able to reduce this stress.
Everyone welcome, donations appreciated. Click here for more information.

New! Join us for Meditation on the Beach every Friday from 8:30-9:15am with Gen Kelsang Chokyan. Located on the beautiful beach of Honeymoon Island in Dunedin Florida, this is the perfect way to start your day.

So much of the stress and tension we normally experience comes from our mind, and many of the problems we experience, including ill health, are caused or aggravated by this stress. Just by doing breathing meditation for ten or fifteen minutes a day, we will be able to reduce this stress.

Everyone welcome, donations appreciated. Click here for more information.