• Simple Steps To Happiness Meditation Retreat

    Friday, October 26th-Sunday, October 28th, 7:00 pm - 12:30 pm
    Individual days can be attended. Accommodation options available.

    Online registration closes Friday, October 26th, 2 pm

  • About This Event

    This weekend meditation retreat, based upon the teachings at the Kadampa Buddhist Meditation Fall Festival, will be a fantastic way to fill your heart with positive thoughts, good intentions, and Buddhist wisdom. By following a series of step by step meditations it will give you the opportunity to connect with your own potential for inner peace and happiness and equip you with special practical methods for keeping a happy & positive mind in daily life.

    The focus of the retreat will be one of Buddhism’s best loved teachings ‘Eight Verses of Training The Mind’ by the famous Buddhist meditator Geshe Langri Tangpa. These eight verses reveal powerful meditations that awaken our potential for loving kindness, compassion, and wisdom. They also teach us how we can transform lifes’ difficulties into powerful spiritual insights and in a way that enables us to remain calm and positive in the face of adversity – a skill we all need to develop.

  • 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.

  • Event Schedule

    6 – 6:45 pm Supper
    7 – 8:30 pm Introduction to weekend
    9 – 10:15 am Guidance and Meditation
    10:15 – 11 am Break
    11 am – 12.15 pm Guidance and Meditation
    12:30 – 2 pm Lunch
    2 – 3:15 pm Guidance and Meditation
    3:15 - 4:00 pm Break
    4 - 5:15 pm Guidance and Meditation
    5:30 - 6:30 pm Supper
    9 – 10:30 am Guided Meditation Session
    10:30 – 11 am Break
    11 – 12:30 pm Meditations for World Peace
  • The Teacher

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    This course is taught by special guest teacher Kelsang Tabkay. Kelsang Tabkay is an American Buddhist monk and the Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Center Phoenix. He has been a student of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso for many years. Tabkay presents Buddhism and meditation in an accessible and clear way, dedicating himself to bringing peace into the hearts of others.

  • Cost

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

    Entire WeekendFridaySaturdaySunday
    Cost per personOn-line: $70At door: $105On-line: $15At door: $20On-line: $40At door: $60On-line: $20At door: $30

    Single RoomTwin RoomMale DormitoryFemale Dormitory
    Accommodation fees$160 (two nights)$110 (per person, two nights)$60 (two nights)$60 (two nights)
  • 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).



    The simple booking form below will guide you through the booking process and 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.

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  • Where to find us

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

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