This special five day semi-silent meditation retreat will begin with us learning the deeply relaxing and profoundly illuminating meditations on the nature of the mind – or Mahamudra. These simple and inspiring meditations have been practiced for centuries, enabling anyone to experience the natural clarity and peace of their own mind. Through training in Mahamudra meditation we can discover our potential for genuine peace of mind and find inner freedom from anxiety, fear and other painful emotions.
In the second part of this retreat, after our mind has settled through Mahamudra meditation, we will focus on the meditations on the wisdom of the true nature of reality. These meditations dissolve the illusion of the ego, a separate sense of self, which causes us to feel isolated, anxious, and disconnected from others. Through discovering our true nature we dissolve the barriers between self and other, increase our love, and discover a boundless source of peace from within.
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 12pm.
Friday: 6-6:45pm : Dinner 7-8.30pm : Introduction To Retreat Saturday - Tuesday: 9-10am : Guided Meditation Session 11am-12pm : Guided Meditation Session 12:30-1:30pm : Lunch 4-5pm : Guided Meditation Session 5:15-6pm : Dinner 7-8.30pm: Guided Meditation Session (Q&A) Wednesday: 9-10am : Guided Meditation Session 11am-12pm : Guided Meditation Session 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 Gen Kelsang Jindak. Gen Kelsang Jindak is the Resident Teacher at Vajrapani Kadampa Buddhist Center in Orlando. She is a western Buddhist nun and has years of experience practicing and teaching Kadampa Buddhism. Jindak has a clear teaching style and is a excellent teacher for both beginners and experienced meditators.
Discounts on the retreat are available for Temple Members, and are applied automatically when you book on-line.
Entire Week Fri Sat | Sunday Mon | Tues Wed Cost per person On-line: $120
At door: $155
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At door: $35
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At door: $25
Entire Week Fri Sat Sun Mon | Tues Wed Temple Supporter discounts On-line: $70
At door: $115
Free On-line: Free
At door: $30
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Join us for our delicious Vegetarian Meals. Lunch is at 12:30pm and dinner is at 5:15pm. $50 for the whole retreat or $5 per meal. Please book in advance as meals will not be available for same day at door registration.
Single Room Shared Room (2-3 people) Male Dormitory Female Dormitory Accommodation fees (Entire Week) $480 $330 (per person) $180 $180
Multiple week retreat discounts
We are offering 4 one week meditation retreats in January. If you are booking more than one of our January week retreats we have discounts (see below). The discounts will be applied during your registration. You must make one booking per week retreat. (To find out more about our other one week retreats visit our week retreats page).
2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks Course 10% discount 20% discount 30% discount Accommodation 20% discount 30% discount 40% discount
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
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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