Friday, January 11th-Wednesday, January 16th, 7:00 pm - 1:00 pmIndividual days can be attended. See belowAccommodation options available.
This special week long meditation retreat will begin with learning the deeply relaxing and profoundly illuminating meditations on the nature of the mind – or Mahamudra. These simple and inspiring meditations have been practiced for centuries, enabling anyone to experience the natural clarity and peace of their own mind. Through training in Mahamudra meditation we can discover our potential for genuine peace of mind and find inner freedom from anxiety, fear and other painful emotions.
In the second part of this retreat, after our mind has settled through Mahamudra meditation, we will focus on the meditations on the wisdom of the true nature of reality. These meditations dissolve the illusion of the ego, a separate sense of self, which causes us to feel isolated, anxious, and disconnected from others. Through discovering our true nature we dissolve the barriers between self and other, increase our love, and discover a boundless source of peace from within.
Throughout this retreat we will also spend some time learning about mantra recitation – in particular the “Migtsema mantra”. This mantra is a revered Kadampa Buddhist mantra and through its recitation we can increase our innate compassion, wisdom, and spiritual power. This mantra is very blessed and, through its recitation, it will enhance the meditations that we will be practicing throughout this retreat.
The schedule for this event is as follows:
Friday: 7 – 8:30 pm Introduction to weekend Saturday: 9:30 – 11 am Guided Meditation 11:30 am – 1:00 pm Guided Meditation 2 – 3:30 pm Guided Meditation & Q/A 7:30 - 8:30 pm Chanted Prayers Sunday: 9 – 10:30 am Guided Meditation 11 – 12:30 pm Meditations for World Peace 2 – 3:30 pm Guided Meditation Monday - Tuesday: 9:30 - 10:45 am Guided Meditation 11:45 am - 1pm Guided Meditation 4:45 - 6:00 pm Guided Meditation 7:00 - 8:15 pm Guided Meditation (Unguided Tuesday) Wednesday: 9:30 - 10:45 am Guided Meditation 11:45 am - 1pm Guided Meditation Meal times: Lunch 1 pm Supper 6 pm
KMC Florida has a variety of on-site accommodation options including single, double, and triple occupancy rooms as well as a male and female dorm. We also have ample bathroom facilities for our guests. Staying onsite in our comfortable accommodation gives our retreat and class participants the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in the meditation retreat or course they are attending.
This event is taught by Gen Kelsang Chodor. Ordained in 2001, he is a close disciple of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche and has studied and practiced Buddhism for many years. He is much loved for his relaxed and gentle nature and teaches with great clarity, insight and wisdom, skillfully guiding people to inner peace and happiness in their lives.
Discounts on the retreat are available for Temple Supporters, and are applied automatically when you book on-line.
Entire Week Fri Sat | Sunday Mon | Tues Wed Cost per person On-line: $110
At door: $145
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Entire Week Fri Sat Sun Mon | Tues Wed Temple Supporter discounts On-line: $85
At door: $120
Free On-line: $20
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Join us for our delicious Vegetarian Meals. Lunch is at 1pm and dinner is at 6pm. $50 for the whole retreat or $5 per meal. Please book in advance as meals will not be available for same day at door registration.
Single Room Shared Room (2-3 people) Male Dormitory Female Dormitory Accommodation fees (Entire Week) $480 $330 (per person) $180 $180
Multiple week retreat discounts
We are offering 4 one week meditation retreats in January. If you are booking more than one of our January week retreats we have discounts (see below). The discounts will be applied during your registration. You must make one booking per week retreat. (To find out more about our other one week retreats visit our week retreats page).
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