Welcome to Mahamevnawa Florida

Mahamevnawa (MahA-Meu-Nawa). is a Theravada Buddhist reform movement from Sri Lanka with branches around the globe. It is our vision to establish a Buddhist forest monastery in Florida where people of all ethnicities & creeds can master their mind, develop true inner peace and uplift their lives. We started at a temporary location in 2012 and offer a wide range of courses all free of charge and supported by the community. All are welcome to join our Meditation classes and Lectures on Early Buddhist Teachings.

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Namo Buddhaya!

re-zoning project

Help us with our property re-zoning project.

Dear friends:

During the last four years, our Meditation Center and Monastery has come a long way. Beginning as a fragile idea, it has become a thriving place where noble friends from various cultures and countries can find inner peace and happiness by applying the timeless principles taught by the Buddha himself. We are fortunate to enjoy instruction by well-trained monks who provide us with the skill and direction to tame and train our minds.
As you know, recently, to expand its service, MMMf recently bought the property at 11727 N Ola Ave., Tampa Florida 33612.  To begin our service at this location, we need to re-zone the property either as Commercial property or as Religious property (a place of worship). Currently, the property is zoned as residential.  As a non-profit organization, we cannot even obtain financial help from a bank until the property has been properly re-zoned.

We are projecting we will need $11,000 to get this re-zoning project completed.  You can find more details in our attached project proposal.

We kindly ask your help with this project with whatever amount you are comfortable. This is a great service to all the people in the Tampa Bay area and for others that will come from far away to our retreats to learn Dhamma and Meditation.  If you are able to make a special donation for this project please contact us through info@mahamevnawaflorida.org or you can call the monastery at 813-961-5296 or contact our Treasurer – Steve Hayner - at 813-389-4432.

Thank you very much for your generous help.

The Board of directors
Mahamevnawa Meditation Monastery Florida.
11727 N Ola Ave,Tampa, FL. 33612.

MMMF Retreat

Mahamevnawa Buddhist Meditation Center Florida provides various types of retreats at the center and around Florida and USA. Our meditation retreats are based on ancient forest monastic Buddhist tradition. Read more

Insight Meditation Class (Vipassana)

Samatha (concentration meditation) and Vipassana (insight meditation) as pathways to happiness. Including meditation, Dhamma talks, and a question and answer period. Every Sunday 12.00 pm - 2.00 pm. Calander

Buddhist Recovery Group

Broadening our Spiritual Awakening. Finding a way, through mindfulness and meditation, to break free from the destructive patterns of a lifetime. Meditation, Dhamma talk, Question and Answer Period. 7.00 pm - 8.30 pm.
Every Tuesday Calander

The wisdom of the Buddha.

Following the discourses of the Buddha, first spoken by him 2,500 years ago, we will be learning and discussing the entire Dhamma, from Jhana meditation to Vipassana to every-day mindfulness to The Four Noble Truths to Nibbana, the end of suffering. Including meditation, Dhamma talk, and a question and answer period. 7.00 pm - 8.30 pm. Every Thursday. Calander

One by one, little by little, moment by moment, a wise one should remove one's own impurities, as a smith removes dross from silver.
Dhp 18.239.


Uposata Retreat

Dear Dhamma friends, We would like to invite you to join us on our Uposata retreat with Bhante at our Monastery. This is going to start at 7am on Saturday 31st in May morning and finish on Sunday at 7am. We will be observing the 8 precepts and keeping noble silence. Read more


Meditate With Bhante

We have some new things happening at our meditation center and we would like to welcome you to participate in meditation sessions with Bhante. Bhante will teach you how to meditate and will focus on breathing meditation and loving kindness meditation, Read More


Practice Generosity

Please reserve a day in the calendar below. You can come and offer the dana in the early morning. If you like to make the date recurring (come every month on that day) please indicate in the form below. Thank you so much. As a founding supporter of Mahamevnawa Florida even your little contributions will go a long way, Dana Calander


spiritual community.

The spiritual community at Mahamevnawa Florida demonstrates how following the Buddhist path of loving kindness and compassion creates a peaceful and harmonious environment that is a pleasure for all who visit. The residential monastic community and lay practitioners as well as outside members and supporters equally contribute to the life and activities of Mahamevnawa Florida through their dedicated work. Read More

The gift of Dhamma surpasses all gifts. The taste of Dhamma, all tastes. delight in Dhamma, all delights. One who has destroyed craving, vanquishes all suffering.

MMMF’s current programs:-

  • Every Sunday morning - Insight Meditation Class.
  • Every Tuesday evening - Buddhist Recovery Group
  • Every Thursday - The Wisdom of the Suttas.
  • Every third, Saturday - Monthly Sil program for Sinhalese
  • Mini Retreat for Beginners
  • We offer programs now in Tampa, Sarasota, Naples, Miami and Gainesville
  • When invited, MMMF offers lectures at universities.

Dhamma Article

Recent Dhamma talk done by bhante

Dhamma Books Available on Amazone


Loving-Kindness and Brhama Vihara Meditation

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Contact Details

Mahamenawa Meditation Monastery Florida.
11727, N Ola Ave,
Tampa, Fl.33612. USA.
Call us :- 1-813-961-5296
Email:- info@mahamevnawaflorida.org
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