Our popular weekend How To Meditate retreats are ideal for anyone who would like an inspiring, enjoyable, and practical introduction to meditation. This weekend retreat will include guided meditations, teachings from a qualified meditation instructor, and advice on how to start and maintain a daily meditation practice. Our weekend retreats allow people to relax, unwind, and feel mentally and physically rejuvenated. Simple and powerful meditation techniques will be taught that help to reduce stress and anxiety, improve our mental well being, and that bring about a positive inner transformation. Each guided meditation session is broken up into several parts and includes basic settling meditation, teachings and instruction, and further guided meditation. To promote peace and stillness within, we will be observing silence every day until 12:30pm (lunchtime).
Friday: 6-6:45pm Meet and Greet tea 7-8:30pm Introduction to weekend Saturday: 9-10am Teaching & Meditation 10-11am Break 11am-12pm Teaching & Meditation 12:30-1:30pm Lunch 3-4pm Teaching & Meditation 5-6pm Teaching & Meditation 6-7pm Supper 7:30-8:30pm Q&A - Discussion Sunday: 9-10am Teaching & Meditation 10-11am Break 11am-12:30pm Meditations for World Peace 12:30-1:30pm Lunch
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 course is taught by Kelsang Kalden. Kelsang Kalden is an American Buddhist nun. She has been studying and practicing Kadampa Buddhism under the guidance and direction of renowned teacher Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, the founder of the New Kadampa Tradition, for many years. She is known for her loving kindness, sincere dedication to serving others, and for her boundless energy and good humor.
Discounts on the course are available for Temple Members.
Entire Weekend Friday Saturday Sunday Cost per person On-line: $40
At door: $45
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Entire Weekend Friday Saturday Sunday Temple Members On-line: $25
At door: $30
At door: Free
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Single Room Twin Room Triple Room Male Dormitory Female Dormitory Accommodation fees $160 (two nights) $110 (per person, two nights) $90 (per person, two nights) $60 (two nights) $60 (two nights)
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.
KMC Florida (Sarasota) 730 N Washington Blvd, Sarasota, Fl, 34236Loading Map....Venue: KMC Florida (Sarasota)
Address: 730 N Washington Blvd, Sarasota, Fl 3423627.342563
Time To Get Real – Buddhist Perspective on the Nature of Reality How To Meditate: Beginners Semi-Silent Day-Long Meditation Retreat
These teachings and meditations were so practical and have given me a path to the inner peace and happiness that I have been longing for...
I have attended many retreats at KMC Florida in Sarasota. This is a great place to rejuvenate and boost my meditation practice
You don’t have to be a Buddhist to come here. A good place to learn about meditation and Buddhism. The teachers and classes are good
KMC Florida is an oasis of peace! Just walking in the door is relaxing. It's so wonderful to have KMC Florida's calming presence in my life to counter all of the stress and chaos in our world
DannaVolunteer & Attendee
If you are new to meditation and Buddhism or have practiced for years, you will find a wealth of wisdom and peace at KMC Florida
MychaelVolunteer & Attendee
KMC Florida is such a beautiful and amazing place! It's the perfect place to relax and work on true inner peace.
It is a beautiful place to meditate and grow spiritually. The people here are very helpful and friendly.
I found a great place to get some peace in my life and meet some great people as well.
A welcoming and friendly place, relaxed vibe with authentic Buddhist teachings and meditations, highly recommended.
Very friendly & welcoming. Meditation classes are outstanding
Beautiful people and space. I recommend this place to anyone seeking to familiarize themselves with their own inner peace
A true hidden gem of authentic spirituality and traditional spiritual practice!
730 N Washington Blvd
Sarasota, FL 34236
Tel: (941) 373-1600