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 and see what we’re up to under ‘Events’.  In addition,  please come back to 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 or have any questions visit our ‘Contact Us’ page.

Rober Ceremony 2013 and New Year’s Blessing Ceremony 2014 - 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 in 2014. 


“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.”

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Half Day Meditation Retreat

Saturday, November 8, 2014; 8:30 AM

Dhamma Wheel Meditation Society

1518 South Haven Drive, Clearwater, FL


Please join us for our next half day meditation retreat. There will be Dhamma talks led by Bhante Dhammawansha. There will be walking and sitting meditation, tea breaks, yoga and a vegetarian/vegan lunch. Noble silence will be observed throughout the morning. There is a minimum suggested donation of $35 to help meet the costs of the center. All are welcome.


Robe Ceremony

Full Moon Day

Saturday, December 6, 2014; 10:30 AM

Unity Church of Clearwater

2465 Nursery Road, Clearwater, FL


Please join us again in a show of appreciation to the monastics who tirelessly provide the lay community with such excellent guidance throughout the year.  There will be several ways to participate in this auspicious full moon event.  You may choose to take your vows and receive a Buddhist name.  Volunteers will be needed for setup and cleanup.  You may also show your support by donating household items.  Finally, robes can be reserved for $48 each and offered in the name of loved ones or a favorite cause.  Our ninth annual Robe Ceremony will begin with an Alms Walk and include international vegetarian/vegan lunch, Dhamma Talk, robe offering, five precepts ceremony and blessing for world peace.


 Meditation at Lotus Yoga

4152 Rowan Road, New Port Richey


Mondays 6:00 PM

Dhamma Wheel Meditation Center

1518 South Haven Drive, Clearwater


Vipassana Meditation

Thursdays 7-8:00 PM

Thursday evenings are dedicated to silent, deep insight or “Vipassana” meditation.  Please note that our Thursday evening sessions are suspended until October.  If you are still interested, please contact Brian at brianfarley0@gmail.com  

 Dhamma Kids

Sundays 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 .  NOTE:  Sunday, August 31 session cancelled due to holiday, will resume September 7.


Sundays 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.  NOTE:  Sunday, August 31 session cancelled due to holiday, will resume September 7.

Dhamma & Metta Meditation

Sundays 6:30-8:00 PM

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

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