• Simple Steps To Happiness Meditation Retreat

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

    Accommodation options available.

  • 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.

  • 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
  • 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 event 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)

    Live streaming classes booked on this website are only open for those local to KMC Florida. To help build a sense of local community, we ask those living in Florida, closer to Tampa, Safety Harbor, Fort Myers, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, and Orlando, to receive live stream classes from these local Kadampa Meditation/Buddhist Centers.

    Before purchasing our live stream classes please read our payment terms and conditions. 

    KMC FL's Online Class Terms & Conditions

    • The fee for the live stream classes is per person - links to the classes are not to be shared
    • Classes are offered live and online. Unless stated, a video recording is not available afterward

    Refunds and Cancellation

    • Registrants can cancel participation to a live class and receive a full refund by emailing treasurerkmcfl@gmail.com at least 24 hours before the start time of the class.
    • No refunds are given within 24 hours of any class unless there are unique circumstances that are submitted in writing to treasurerkmcfl@gmail.com
    • KMC FL has done its best to provide a good quality live-stream service. We cannot be responsible for the internet speed, lagging, video or sound quality of the personal devices used by people to receive the live stream.

    I agree to these registration terms and conditions.