Meditation and Buddhism in Tampa Bay
Learning to cherish others is the best solution to our daily problems, and it is the source of all our future happiness and good fortune.
 - Modern Buddhism

Learning to cherish others is the best solution to our daily problems, and it is the source of all our future happiness and good fortune.

 - Modern Buddhism

Since the real purpose of meditation is to increase our capacity to help others, taking time each day to meditate is not selfish. We have to manage our time and energy in such a way that we can be of maximum benefit to others, and to do this we need time alone to recover our strength, collect our thoughts, and see things in perspective. - Geshe Kelsang GyatsoIf you have been thinking about learning more about meditation, we offer weekly meditation classes at several Tampa locations including downtown, south Tampa, and Ybor City. Follow the links below for more info:NEW! Ybor City/Tuesdays:http://meditationintampabay.org/weekly-meditation-courses/ybor/South Tampa/Wednesdays:http://meditationintampabay.org/weekly-meditation-courses/south-tampa Tampa Downtown/Mondays:http://meditationintampabay.org/weekly-meditation-courses/tampa-downtown

Since the real purpose of meditation is to increase our capacity to help others, taking time each day to meditate is not selfish. We have to manage our time and energy in such a way that we can be of maximum benefit to others, and to do this we need time alone to recover our strength, collect our thoughts, and see things in perspective. - Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

If you have been thinking about learning more about meditation, we offer weekly meditation classes at several Tampa locations including downtown, south Tampa, and Ybor City. Follow the links below for more info:

NEW! Ybor City/Tuesdays:http://meditationintampabay.org/weekly-meditation-courses/ybor/

South Tampa/Wednesdays:http://meditationintampabay.org/weekly-meditation-courses/south-tampa 

Tampa Downtown/Mondays:http://meditationintampabay.org/weekly-meditation-courses/tampa-downtown

Enjoy some photos from our annual spring fundraiser last Saturday. In addition to enjoying our 2 mile walk and potluck picnic, we were able to raise money for the center and contribute to World Peace! Thank you to the volunteers, the participants (and the photographers) for all their help and kindness:)

NEW Location for our Largo Mediation Classes: Largo Community Center. 400 Alt Keene Rd, Largo, FL 33771. Click here for more info.

NEW Location for our Largo Mediation Classes: Largo Community Center. 400 Alt Keene Rd, Largo, FL 33771. Click here for more info.

Just For Kids! We are delighted to offer Kids’ Meditation Classes at our Center. These meditation classes are designed to help children (ages 5 -12) develop a peaceful, positive state of mind by listening to and applying Buddha’s simple compassionate teachings and meditations.

Each week, we share a short meditation, a brief teaching, chanted prayers, and a creative art project. We emphasize kindness to others and the cultivation of a happy heart. Your child will benefit from these classes by learning how to maintain a peaceful mind even in difficult situations. This will naturally lead to more happiness and self-confidence in your child’s daily life. While your child is participating in the Kids Meditation Class you will have the opportunity to take part in the adult meditation class.

The adult classes focus on the same spiritual topic as taught in the Kids Meditation class but from an adult perspective facilitating further conversation on these useful topics with your child. The opportunity for parents and children to practice meditation together can support a family life filled with loving-kindness, greater ease, and more peaceful minds.

Time

Sundays, 10:00-11:30am with Kim Luddy

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.