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 realise 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 12:30pm (lunchtime).
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 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.
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 Member 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.
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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