• Become Bliss & Emptiness Weekend Retreat

    Friday, August 24th-Sunday, August 26th, 7:00 pm - 11:30 am
    Individual days can be attended. Accommodation options available.

  • About This Event

    Please note: Heruka and Vajrayogini Highest Yoga Tantra empowerments are required for this retreat.  If you have not already received these empowerments they will be granted by Gen-la Dekyong at the NKT Summer Festival 2018.

    A wonderful opportunity to spend a weekend deepening your understanding of the profound and joyful Highest Yoga Tantra practices. The weekend will emphasize on gaining heartfelt experience of these sublime practices so that we can integrate them into daily life.

    This guided retreat will be based on Gen-la Dekyong’s commentary of the Summer Festival.

    • Leave behind this ordinary world of suffering and enter the Pure Land.
    • Learn special methods to transform every daily activity into a meditation on the union of bliss and emptiness.

    “As times become ever more impure we will receive the blessings and special care of Heruka and Vajrayogini more quickly, and through this we will attain realizations easily and quickly.” – Excerpt from the book The Oral Instructions of Mahamudra by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

  • 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.

    6 – 6:45 pm : supper (optional)
    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 - 2:30 pm : Lunch
    2.30 pm – 3:45 pm : Guided Meditation Session
    3:45 - 4.15 pm : Break
    4 .15– 5:30 pm : Guided Meditation Session
    5:45 - 6:45 pm : supper (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 (optional)

  • The Teacher

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    This course is taught by special guest teacher Gen Norden. Ordained as a Buddhist nun in 1994, Gen Norden has been teaching Buddhism and meditation in the US and the UK for over 20 years. We are very fortunate to have the opportunity to enjoy the precious dharma of Modern Buddhism with such an experienced practitioner.

  • Cost

    (with meal options)

    Entire Weekend (Friday - Sunday):
    Booked On-line: $55 | At door: $75 (includes lunch on Saturday - additional optional meals can be booked)

    Individual Days:
    Friday Booked On-line : $10 | At door $15 (optional supper can be booked)
    Saturday Only Booked On-line : $45 | At door $50 (includes lunch | optional supper can be booked)
    Sunday Only Booked On-line : $15 | At door $20 (optional brunch can be booked)

    Accommodation fees (per person - includes breakfast):
    Single Room $80/night
    Twin Room $55/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 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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