• Accomplishing the Real Meaning of Human Life Retreat

    Friday, August 16th-Sunday, August 18th, 7:00 pm - 3:15 pm
    Individual days can be attended.

    Accommodation options available.

    Online registration closes Thursday, August 15, 11:59pm

  • About This Event

    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.

    Retreat structure

    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.

  • Event Schedule

    6 - 7pmRegistration and Check-in
    7 - 8:30pmIntroduction to retreat
    9:30 - 10:45amGuided Meditation
    11:45am - 1pmGuided Meditation
    1pm - 2pmLunch
    2:15 - 3:30pmGuided Meditation
    6 - 7pmDinner
    7:30 - 8:30pmWFJ w/tsog Chanted Prayers
    9 - 10:15amGuided Meditation
    11 - 12:30pmMeditations for World Peace
    12:30 - 1:30pmLunch
    2 - 3:15pmGuided Meditation
  • Accommodation Options

    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.

  • The Teacher

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    This course 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.

  • Cost

    Discounts on the course are available for Temple Supporters/Members.

    Entire WeekendFridaySaturdaySunday
    Cost per personOn-line: $75
    At door: $100
    On-line: $15
    At door: $20
    On-line: $30
    At door: $40
    On-line: $30
    At door: $40

    Entire WeekendFridaySaturdaySunday
    Temple Supporter/MemberOn-line: $50
    At door: $70
    On-line: Free
    At door: Free
    On-line: $30
    At door: $40
    On-line: $20
    At door: $30
    Single RoomTwin RoomMale DormitoryFemale Dormitory
    Accommodation fees$80 (per night)$55 (per person, per night)$30 (one night)$30 (one night)
  • Attending This Event

    Thousands of people every year visit our World Peace Temple and enjoy its friendly, peaceful, and welcoming atmosphere. We look forward to welcoming you too! 😊. We request those wishing to attend this event to book in advance in order to help us make preparations for catering and event organisation (and to speed up registration on arrival).



    Our booking process will give you all the information you need regarding event cost (and accommodation options where applicable). All payments are made securely through PayPal and you will receive an instant payment notification (from PayPal) as well as a confirmation from KMC Florida of your course booking.

  • Where to find us

    KMC Florida (Sarasota)
    730 N Washington Blvd,
    Sarasota, Fl, 34236

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