Sarasota Temple

Drop in Classes for Everyone


April Series: Transforming Adversity

Normally when life presents many problems we naturally respond with stress, worry and anxiety. In this series we will learn meditations on how we can take control of our life by transforming life’s adversities into spiritual progress. We will also learn how we can use practical Buddhist wisdom to replace our anxiety with positive, constructive attitudes so that we can enjoy life with confidence. Everyone is welcome.

Class fee: $10 (included for Temple Supporters)

Monday, Wednesdays, & Fridays

Peace with MeditationLunchtime Meditation | 12:15pm – 12:45pm

Mondays: Brian Alberti
Wednesdays: Salena Alberti
Friday: Bill Toriello

Take 30 minutes  in the middle of the day to connect to your heart, cultivate inner peace and happiness and clarify your intention for the day.  Everyone is welcome to attend these guided meditations. No previous experience is necessary. On Wednesdays, join us for a delicious vegetarian lunch served in our World Peace Cafe. The menu is at the front desk when you arrive. No need to pre-register, drop-ins are welcome. Please let the receptionist know when you arrive if you are staying for lunch.

Class Fee: $5 for meditation (included for Temple Supporters) | $5 for vegetarian lunch on Wednesdays


Prayers for World Peace | 10am – 11:30am

with Meditation Teacher Angus Berry

Buddha’s teachings on meditation and creating happiness from the inside provide us with real methods for transforming every challenging state of mind into the spiritual path. This enables us to triumph over even the most destructive negative habits and states of mind to experience real inner peace. Everyone is welcome!

Suggested Donation: $10

KidsKids Meditation Class | 10am – 11:30am

with Meditation Teacher Christian Gauthier

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 there is a short meditation, a brief teaching, chanted prayers, and a creative activity. 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. Kids must be accompanied by an adult who is attending Prayers for World Peace or helping in the kids’ class. Suggest $1 Donation

Sunday MeditationSimply Meditate | 6pm – 6:45pm  Begins this Sunday!

with Meditation Teacher Lisa Hoffman

Join us every Sunday from 6pm to 6:45pm for a relaxing guided meditation. Each week we will cover different topics ranging from the development of compassion to improving our mindfulness and concentration. These meditations are suitable for all levels of experience. Each class will consist of a practical 15 minute teaching followed by a 30 minute guided meditation. Everyone Welcome!
Suggested Donation: $5

In Depth Study Programs

Foundation Program

Meditation Eight Steps to HappinessSundays | 4pm – 6:30pm

The New Eight Steps to Happiness

with The Sarasota Resident Teacher

As a commentary to one of Buddhism’s best-loved and most enduring teachings, Eight Verses of Training the Mind by the great Tibetan Bodhisattva Langri Tangpa, it explains how to transform every moment of our life into a step on the path to inner peace, and in particular how to transform all of life’s difficulties into truly liberating experiences.
This program provides excellent conditions to deepen our knowledge and experience along our spiritual path through study, guided meditation, discussion and practical advice from an experienced teacher.

This is not a drop-in class. Enrollment is required.

For more information, please contact Christian at:

Teacher Training Program

Dakini LandMondays | 5:15pm – 9:15pm

The New Guide to Dakini Land

with The Sarasota Resident Teacher

The purpose of the Teacher Training Program is to provide an extensive presentation of particular subjects of Mahayana Buddhism to enable practitioners to deepen their knowledge and experience of Buddhism, and to train as qualified New Kadampa Tradition Teachers.

This comprehensive guide provides a detailed and practical explanation of the two stages of Vajrayogini practice – generation stage and completion stage – and shows how we can integrate these practices into our daily life, thereby transforming every moment of our life into the path to enlightenment. It is a unique guide to becoming a Tantric enlightened being in the modern world.

This is not a drop-in class. Enrollment is required.

For more information, please contact Christian at:

Classes in Branch Locations

Anna Maria Island


Longboat Key

Key West


Meditation in Sarasota & classes and Modern Buddhism

Kadampa Meditation Center Florida (KMC Florida) is the central hub for Kadampa Buddhism in Florida, located on North Washington Blvd and 7th street. Its purpose is to offer people throughout Sarasota the opportunity to learn about meditation and the practices of Kadampa Buddhism.

Meditation classes

We offer weekly meditation classes at the Center and branch locations. The classes are suitable for everyone, from complete beginners to experienced meditators.


All drop in classes are suitable for beginners. If you are interest in attending any of the meditation classes but don’t know what to expect, check out this link on what to expect in a class.