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Welcome to The Mahamevnawa Meditation Monastery Florida

Sunshine Meditation Center

Sunshine Meditation Center (Mahamevnawa Florida)

The Sunshine Meditation Center is a branch of Mahamevnawa Meditation Monastery in Sri Lanka. SMC works as Mahamevnawa Meditation Center Florida (MMMF). The SMC will provide a quiet, peaceful refuge for all humanity (both Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike) with facilities that promote meditation, personal reflection, and spiritual growth. It is our goal to lessen, and inevitably eliminate, the suffering of all beings. We will emphasize the universal teaching of the Buddha that can be applied to modern life. 

Mahamevnawa is an organization of meditation monasteries established for the sake of spiritual development of human beings through the teachings of the Sakyamuni Buddha who was born in 500 B.C. Our only wish is to give you spiritual help in order to make your mind pure which is useful for the realization of Nibbana: the unbounded liberation. We have already established over 50 branch monasteries to give you more space to practice spiritual life. There are thousands of people who have joined with us to practice this joyful spiritual life together. Now, we have spent 17 years with you, with our pure service.

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Events

Apr
21
Sun
One day meditation retreat
Apr 21 @ 8:30 am – 2:30 pm
One day meditation retreat

Dear Dhamma friends,

We would like to invite you to join us for a Mindfulness Meditation retreat with Bhante, at our Meditation Center. The retreat will start at 8.30 am on Sunday morning and finish at 2.30 pm. In this event we will focus on practicing Vipassana and Samatha mindfulness techniques.

We ask people to bring food ‘potluck’ style for lunch. Spaces are limited so please sign up at the provided link. This retreat is free of charge and donations are welcomed.

Please join us Sunday April 21th, @ 8.30am until 2.30 pm, 11727 N Ola Ave, Tampa, FL-33612. If you have any questions please call 813-961-5296

Sign up here

Sunday Sutta Class and Meditation session. @ Mahamevnawa Sunshine Meditation Center
Apr 21 @ 9:00 am
Sunday Sutta Class and Meditation session. @ Mahamevnawa Sunshine Meditation Center | Tampa | Florida | United States

By joining this Sutta study class you can learn about basic teachings of the Buddha. And you can Learn about many meditation methods and you will get a chance to practice them.

Details

This meditation class is suitable for beginners as well as people with experience. We will give simple instructions that anyone can follow. There will be guided and silent meditation as well as a discussion about the teachings of the Buddha. If you’ve never been here before checkout our What to Expect page.

If you have any questions, you can post a message or contact us via email or phone

Email: info@mahamevnawaflorida.org / info@sunshinemeditation.org
Phone: 8139615296

All classes are free of charge.
However, you are welcome to make a donation to the monastery as you see fit.

Apr
23
Tue
Breathing Meditation and Sutta Reading (Chanting) @ Mahamevnawa Sunshine Meditation Center
Apr 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Breathing Meditation and Sutta Reading (Chanting) @ Mahamevnawa Sunshine Meditation Center

Details

This meditation class is suitable for beginners as well as people with experience. We will give simple instructions that anyone can follow. There will be Buddhist Sutta chanting, guided and silent meditation as well as a discussion about the teachings of the Buddha. If you’ve never been here before checkout our What to Expect (https://www.sunshinemeditation.org/what-to-expect/) page.

If you have any questions, you can post a message or contact us via email or phone

Download the Sutta Chanting PDF
(https://www.sunshinemeditation.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Tuesday-Chanting-and-Meditation-Session.pdf)

7.00 pm – 7.20 pm Reading some Buddhist Discourses (Chanting).
7.20 pm – 7.35 pm Loving Kindness Meditation.
7.35 pm – 8.30 pm Breathing Meditation.

Apr
26
Fri
Vipassana Meditation with a Monk @ Mahamevnawa Sunshine Meditation Center
Apr 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Vipassana Meditation with a Monk @ Mahamevnawa Sunshine Meditation Center

Details

We are going to practice Vipassana (Insight) meditation by contemplating elements as discussed in the Dhatu-vibhanga Sutta: An Analysis of the Elements (MN140.)

7:00 pm – 7:30 Introducing element meditation
7:30 pm – 7:45 Guided Meditation (Element meditation)
7:45 pm – 8:30 Silent Meditation (Element meditation)

Buddhist Discourse on Contemplating the Elements
(https://suttacentral.net/mn140/en/bodhi)

About Vipassana meditation:

Vipassana is the oldest of Buddhist meditation practices.

The object of Vipassana meditation practice is to learn to see the true nature of reality: anicca (impermanence,) dukkha (unsatisfactoriness,) and anatta (selflessness of phenomena.)

“When insight is developed, what purpose does it serve? Discernment is developed. And when discernment is developed, what purpose does it serve? Ignorance is abandoned.” AN 2.31: Vijjābhāgiya Sutta

Sign up for the Event

Apr
27
Sat
සෙනසුරාදා දහම් වැඩසටහන.
Apr 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
සෙනසුරාදා දහම් වැඩසටහන. @ Tampa | Florida | United States

මෙම දහම් වැඩසටහන තුළ, බුද්ධ වන්දනා, පිරිත් සජ්ඣායනා, භාවනා , සහ ධර්ම දේශනාවන් ඇතුළත් වේ.

Apr
28
Sun
Sunday Sutta Class and Meditation session. @ Mahamevnawa Sunshine Meditation Center
Apr 28 @ 9:00 am
Sunday Sutta Class and Meditation session. @ Mahamevnawa Sunshine Meditation Center | Tampa | Florida | United States

By joining this Sutta study class you can learn about basic teachings of the Buddha. And you can Learn about many meditation methods and you will get a chance to practice them.

Details

This meditation class is suitable for beginners as well as people with experience. We will give simple instructions that anyone can follow. There will be guided and silent meditation as well as a discussion about the teachings of the Buddha. If you’ve never been here before checkout our What to Expect page.

If you have any questions, you can post a message or contact us via email or phone

Email: info@mahamevnawaflorida.org / info@sunshinemeditation.org
Phone: 8139615296

All classes are free of charge.
However, you are welcome to make a donation to the monastery as you see fit.

Apr
30
Tue
Breathing Meditation and Sutta Reading (Chanting) @ Mahamevnawa Sunshine Meditation Center
Apr 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Breathing Meditation and Sutta Reading (Chanting) @ Mahamevnawa Sunshine Meditation Center

Details

This meditation class is suitable for beginners as well as people with experience. We will give simple instructions that anyone can follow. There will be Buddhist Sutta chanting, guided and silent meditation as well as a discussion about the teachings of the Buddha. If you’ve never been here before checkout our What to Expect (https://www.sunshinemeditation.org/what-to-expect/) page.

If you have any questions, you can post a message or contact us via email or phone

Download the Sutta Chanting PDF
(https://www.sunshinemeditation.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Tuesday-Chanting-and-Meditation-Session.pdf)

7.00 pm – 7.20 pm Reading some Buddhist Discourses (Chanting).
7.20 pm – 7.35 pm Loving Kindness Meditation.
7.35 pm – 8.30 pm Breathing Meditation.

May
3
Fri
Vipassana Meditation with a Monk @ Mahamevnawa Sunshine Meditation Center
May 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Vipassana Meditation with a Monk @ Mahamevnawa Sunshine Meditation Center

Details

We are going to practice Vipassana (Insight) meditation by contemplating elements as discussed in the Dhatu-vibhanga Sutta: An Analysis of the Elements (MN140.)

7:00 pm – 7:30 Introducing element meditation
7:30 pm – 7:45 Guided Meditation (Element meditation)
7:45 pm – 8:30 Silent Meditation (Element meditation)

Buddhist Discourse on Contemplating the Elements
(https://suttacentral.net/mn140/en/bodhi)

About Vipassana meditation:

Vipassana is the oldest of Buddhist meditation practices.

The object of Vipassana meditation practice is to learn to see the true nature of reality: anicca (impermanence,) dukkha (unsatisfactoriness,) and anatta (selflessness of phenomena.)

“When insight is developed, what purpose does it serve? Discernment is developed. And when discernment is developed, what purpose does it serve? Ignorance is abandoned.” AN 2.31: Vijjābhāgiya Sutta

Sign up for the Event

May
4
Sat
සෙනසුරාදා දහම් වැඩසටහන.
May 4 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
සෙනසුරාදා දහම් වැඩසටහන. @ Tampa | Florida | United States

මෙම දහම් වැඩසටහන තුළ, බුද්ධ වන්දනා, පිරිත් සජ්ඣායනා, භාවනා , සහ ධර්ම දේශනාවන් ඇතුළත් වේ.

May
5
Sun
Sunday Sutta Class and Meditation session. @ Mahamevnawa Sunshine Meditation Center
May 5 @ 9:00 am
Sunday Sutta Class and Meditation session. @ Mahamevnawa Sunshine Meditation Center | Tampa | Florida | United States

By joining this Sutta study class you can learn about basic teachings of the Buddha. And you can Learn about many meditation methods and you will get a chance to practice them.

Details

This meditation class is suitable for beginners as well as people with experience. We will give simple instructions that anyone can follow. There will be guided and silent meditation as well as a discussion about the teachings of the Buddha. If you’ve never been here before checkout our What to Expect page.

If you have any questions, you can post a message or contact us via email or phone

Email: info@mahamevnawaflorida.org / info@sunshinemeditation.org
Phone: 8139615296

All classes are free of charge.
However, you are welcome to make a donation to the monastery as you see fit.

Become a member