• How To Meditate: Beginners Semi-Silent Weekend Meditation Retreat

    Friday, September 6th-Sunday, September 8th, 7:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    Individual days can be attended. See below

    Accommodation options available.

  • About This Event

    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).

  • Event Schedule

    6-6:45pm Meet and Greet tea
    7-8:30pm Introduction to weekend
    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
    9-10am Teaching & Meditation
    10-11am Break
    11am-12:30pm Meditations for World Peace
    12:30-1:30pm Lunch
  • 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 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.

  • Cost

    Discounts on the course are available for Temple Members.

    Entire WeekendFridaySaturdaySunday
    Cost per personOn-line: $40
    At door: $50
    On-line: $15
    At door: $15
    On-line: $20
    At door: $25
    On-line: $10
    At door: $10
    Entire WeekendFridaySaturdaySunday
    Temple MembersOn-line: $20
    At door: $30
    On-line: Free
    At door: Free
    On-line: $15
    At door: $20
    On-line: $5
    At door: $10
    Single RoomTwin RoomTriple RoomMale DormitoryFemale Dormitory
    Accommodation fees$160 (two nights)$110 (per person, two nights)$90 (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.