Friday, August 16th-Sunday, August 18th, 7:00 pm - 3:15 pmIndividual days can be attended. See belowAccommodation options available.
Following on from the International Summer Festival at Manjushri KMC, England, Gen Kelsang Demo will lead this meditation retreat based on the commentary to the practices of The Oral Instructions of Mahamudra. This is a special opportunity to deepen our understanding of the teachings in our heart by receiving guidance from a qualified senior practitioner. In this way we progress along the blissful path to enlightenment with Gen Demo in the perfect conditions of an oasis of peace within the City of Sarasota, Florida.
The retreats include practical instructions, guided meditations, Q & A, and food and refreshments. In between sessions there is time to relax, rest, and spend time with like minded friends in our Cafe. The peaceful surroundings of KMC Florida help people to create a comfortable space within their own minds.
Friday: 6 - 7pm Registration and Check-in 7 - 8:30pm Introduction to retreat Saturday: 9:30 - 10:45am Guided Meditation 11:45am - 1pm Guided Meditation 1pm - 2pm Lunch 2:15 - 3:30pm Guided Meditation 6 - 7pm Dinner 7:30 - 8:30pm WFJ w/tsog Chanted Prayers Sunday: 9 - 10:15am Guided Meditation 11 - 12:30pm Meditations for World Peace 12:30 - 1:30pm Lunch 2 - 3:15pm Guided Meditation
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 Demo. Gen Kelsang Demo is the Midwestern US National Spiritual Director and the Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Center Washington DC. She has been a student of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for over 20 years and has been teaching Kadampa Buddhism since 1998. Gen Demo is deeply respected as a teacher and practitioner. She demonstrates a wealth of practical knowledge and provides clear and inspiring teachings for people of all levels of interest.
Discounts on the course are available for Temple Supporters/Members.
Entire Weekend Friday Saturday Sunday Cost per person On-line: $75
At door: $100
At door: $20
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At door: $40
Entire Weekend Friday Saturday Sunday Temple Supporter/Member On-line: $50
At door: $70
At door: Free
At door: $40
At door: $30
Single Room Twin Room Male Dormitory Female Dormitory Accommodation fees $80 (per night) $55 (per person, per night) $30 (one night) $30 (one night)
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