• Finding Inner Joy – Lamrim: The Stages of the Path to Enlightenment

    Friday, January 10th-Wednesday, January 15th, 7:00 pm - 12:30 pm
    Individual days can be attended.

    Accommodation options available.

    Online registration closes at 930pm the night before. Drop-in spots are available please arrive 20 minutes prior to the start of the session.

  • About This Event

    In this five day semi-silent meditation retreat we will learn how we can develop a powerful daily meditation practice – one that gives us mental clarity, confidence, and direction in our life. Meditation transforms our mind into a positive state and improves the quality of our life on many levels – including our relationships, our health, our happiness, and our state of mind.

    In particular we will be focusing on “Lamrim” meditation. Lamrim, or the stages of the path to Enlightenment, is a series of heartfelt meditations taught by Buddha that awaken our loving kindness, compassion, and wisdom, and enable us reach our highest spiritual goals. These ancient meditations are steeped in Buddhist wisdom and are perfectly suited to modern life – helping us to build a foundation of inner peace within our busy & often stressful lives. Through gaining a special experience of Lamrim we can learn to control our mind, develop a good heart, find meaning in our life, and realize our highest spiritual potential.

    Meditation subjects covered on this retreat will include karma, life after death, impermanence, love, compassion and Buddhist wisdom. This retreat is perfect for anyone wishing to deepen their understanding of Buddhist philosophy, the Buddhist way of life, and how to develop a powerful daily meditation practice.

    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.

  • Event Schedule

    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)
    9-10am :Guided Meditation Session
    11am-12pm :Guided Meditation Session
    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 course is taught by Gen Kelsang Chodor. Our resident teacher, Gen Kelsang Chodor, is a western Buddhist Monk. Ordained in 2001, he is a close disciple of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche and has studied and practiced Buddhism for many years. He is much loved for his relaxed and gentle nature and teaches with great clarity, insight and wisdom, skillfully guiding people to inner peace and happiness in their lives.

  • Cost

    Discounts on the retreat are available for Temple Members, and are applied automatically when you book on-line.

    Entire WeekFriSat | SundayMon | TuesWed
    Cost per personOn-line: $120
    At door: $155
    On-line: $15
    At door: $15
    Per day:
    On-line: $25
    At door: $35
    Per day:
    On-line: $25
    At door: $35
    On-line: $15
    At door: $25
    Entire WeekFriSatSunMon | TuesWed
    Temple Member discountsOn-line: $70
    At door: $115
    FreeOn-line: Free
    At door: $30
    On-line: $20
    At door: $30
    Per day:
    On-line: $20
    At door: $30
    On-line: $10
    At door: $15

    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 RoomShared Room (2-3 people)Male DormitoryFemale 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 weeks3 weeks4 weeks
    Course10% discount20% discount30% discount
    Accommodation20% discount30% discount40% discount
  • 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).



    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.

  • Where to find us

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

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