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Located in Clearwater, Florida, the main objective of the Dhamma Wheel Meditation Society is to make available the 2,600 year old teachings and meditation practices of the Buddha to the west coast of Florida. 

You will find information about the DWMS’s resident monk, Bhante Dhammawansha, and our Dhamma Kids Sunday school group in our ‘About’ section.   Visit our ‘Buddhism’ link for the basics of meditation, check out our ‘Media & Links’ section that includes a growing collection of media files, ‘Veggie Recipes’, and links that will hopefully be useful to your spiritual journey or simply to your curiosity ... EHIPASSIKO!

Above all, know that all are welcome to join us. If you wish to be added to our mailing list, need to know how to find us or have any questions visit our ‘Contact Us’ page.


10th Annual Robe Ceremony, Saturday, December 5, 2015.  The DWMS would like to thank all of the lay people for your generous support that make such events possible and we wish you and your family continued success on your spiritual path. If you wish to see more photos from the ceremony, please visit our Facebook page or click on the link below:

10th Annual Robe Ceremony


“The religion of the future will be a cosmic religion.  It should transcend any personal god and avoid dogma and theology.  Covering both the natural and the spiritual, it should be based on a religious sense arising from the experience of all things natural and spiritual as a meaningful unity.  Buddhism answers this description.  If there were any religion that could cope with modern scientific needs it would be Buddhism.”


                                                               --Albert Einstein



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Half Day Meditation Retreat

Saturday, January 16, 2016


Dhamma Wheel Meditation Center

1518 South Haven Drive

Please join us for our monthly half day meditation retreat. There will be Dhamma talks led by Bhante Dhammawansha as well as walking and sitting meditation, tea breaks, yoga and a vegetarian/vegan lunch. Noble silence will be observed throughout the morning.  There is a $35 suggested donation for this event.  All are welcome.




Dhamma Wheel Meditation Center

1518 South Haven Drive, Clearwater


Dhamma Kids: 4:30-5:30 PM

Bhante leads sessions for a small but dedicated group of children.  If you are interested in more information, please contact lpiotti@mindspring.com .


Yoga: 5:45-6:15 PM

A yoga session between our childrens’ group and our evening Dhamma talk provides a brief stretch for body and mind.


Meditation & Talk:  6:30-7:30 PM

Please join us for an evening of inspirational  Dhamma talks by Bhante Dhammawansha.  Meditation on loving-kindness or “Metta” follows.


Yoga Shakti

2625 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs

7:30 PM - Meditation led by Bhante Dhammawansha


Presbyterian Church on the Bayou

409 Whitcomb Blvd, Tarpon Springs

7:00 PM - Meditation led by Bhante Dhammawansha


(First Thursday of the Month)

431 Corey Avenue, St Pete Beach

6:00 PM - Meditation led by Bhante Dhammawansha


(Third Saturday of the Month)

Dhamma Wheel Meditation Center

1518 South Haven, Clearwater

Meditation retreat led by Bhante Dhammawansha.  Includes stitting and walking meditation, yoga or tai chi and vegetarian/vegan lunch.  Half day retreats are 8:30am to Noon; Full Day retreats are from 8:30am to 4pm.


(Last Saturday of the Month)

Maitreya Center

5318 34th Street East, Bradenton

Meditation retreat led by Bhante Dhammawansha at 9:00am.