• Awakening Our Wisdom Weekend Retreat

    Friday June 15th-Sunday June 17th, 7:00 pm - 11:30 am
    (Individual days can be attended)
    (accommodation options available - see below)

  • About This Event

    During this weekend retreat you will have the opportunity to meditate on Buddha’s teachings on the true nature of reality. These profoundly illuminating meditations have the power to completely eradicate all negativity and confusion from our mind and unlock our potential to experience extraordinary mental freedom and joy.  

    This retreat is open to everyone and we will be learning to develop a deep experience of ultimate truth (emptiness) by listening to highlights shared by Gen Rigpa from the International Kadampa Buddhist Festival teachings. We will contemplate their meaning, meditate on this wisdom, and learn how to apply it in our life to solve our daily problems.

  • Event Schedule

    The retreat will begin Friday evening at 7.00 pm with an introduction and will conclude on Sunday at 11.30 am with a delicious brunch. Each session will consist of traditional Buddhist prayers, a Buddhist teaching to introduce the meditation for the session, and a guided meditation.

    6 - 6:45 pm : supper 
    7 - 8:30 pm : Introduction to weekend

    9 – 10:15 am : Guided Meditation Session
    10:15 - 11 am : Break
    11 am - 12:15 pm : Guided Meditation Session
    12:30 - 2 pm : Lunch
    2 pm – 3:15 pm : Guided Meditation Session
    3:15 - 4 pm : Break
    4 – 5:15 pm : Guided Meditation Session
    5:30 - 6:30 pm : supper
    7– 8 pm : Wishfulfilling Jewel w/Tsog Chanted Prayers (optional)

    8:15 – 9:30 am : Guided Meditation Session
    9:30 - 10 am : Break
    10 - 11:30 am : Meditations for World Peace
    11:30 am - 1 pm : brunch

  • The Teacher

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    This course is taught by special guest teacher Gen Rigpa. Gen Rigpa is an American Buddhist monk, our Western US National Spiritual Director, and the Resident Teacher at KMC-Hollywood. He is a close disciple of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso (the founder of our Buddhist Tradition and renowned meditation master), having received lineage blessings and oral transmissions directly from him. Gen Rigpa’s heartfelt and practical teachings are presented with warmth and humor, making them accessible to everyone. He shows the joy of living a spiritual life, and is an inspiring example of Buddhism in practice. Through his clear presentation, he is able to help students discover for themselves how to integrate these timeless teachings into our modern world, making everyday life joyful and meaningful.

  • Cost

    Entire Weekend (Friday - Sunday):
    Booked On-line: $50 | At door: $65 (includes ALL meals above)

    Individual Days:
    Friday Booked On-line : $10 | At door $15 (optional supper can be booked)
    Saturday Only Booked On-line : $25 | At door $30 (includes lunch | optional supper can be booked)
    Sunday Only Booked On-line : $10 | At door $15 (optional brunch can be booked)

    Accommodation (per person - includes breakfast):
    Single Room $80/night
    Twin Room $110/night
    Female Dormitory: $30/night
    Male Dormitory: $30/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).



    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 bookings are made through a secure online system (PayPal) and you will receive an instant payment notification as well as confirmation of your course booking. You do not need a PayPal account (When you are directed to PayPal you can simply click on the grey button that says "Pay with Debit or Credit Card" under the PayPal login).

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  • Where to find us

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

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