Friday, December 13th-Sunday, December 15th, 7:00 pm - 12:30 pmIndividual days can be attended.Accommodation options available.
This meditation retreat is open to everyone and is ideal for those seeking an inspiring, enjoyable, and practical presentation of Buddhist meditation. On this retreat you will learn how to identify with your highest spiritual potential and how, through practicing six traditional meditations taught by Buddha, you can bring abundant joy and peace into your life. These meditations (known as the ‘six perfections’) are steeped in Buddhist wisdom and are perfectly suited to modern life – helping us to build a foundation of inner peace within our busy and often stressful lives.
Each guided meditation session will include practical instructions and time for meditation. The sessions are taught by various qualified Buddhist Meditation Teachers at KMC Florida. Each teacher carries a wealth of personal experience and, throughout the retreat, will offer clear guidance and instruction in a way that is down to earth, practical, and inspiring.
In between sessions there is time to relax, rest, and spend time with like-minded friends within the beautiful environment of our World Peace Temple. The healing and peaceful surroundings of Kadampa Meditation Center Florida help people to let go of mental busyness and feel at peace with themselves.
Our retreats give people the opportunity to fully immerse into meditation which can be a truly transformational experience. You do not need to be a Buddhist to join our meditation retreats and they are attended by people from all walks of life (see our testimonials below). Everyone can learn to meditate and everyone can experience the tremendous benefits of meditation.
THE TEACHERS & SUBJECTS
Friday: 6 - 7 pm : Welcome meet and greet! 7 - 8.30pm : Introduction to retreat : Realizing your highest spiritual potential with Samir Hanna Saturday 9.30 - 10.30am Creating abundant positive energy with Ron Caldwell 11.30am - 12.30pm Overcoming distractions and mental busyness with Danilo Conner 12.30 - 2 pm Lunch 4 - 5pm Freeing the mind of negativity with Salena Alberti 5.30 - 6.30pm Dinner 7 - 8.30pm Finding inner joy with ordained Buddhist Nun Kelsang Kalden (Includes Q&A) Sunday 9.30 - 10.30am Protecting the mind from negativity with Lisa Hoffman 11 am - 12.30pm Illuminating our mind with confidence with Elizabeth Barrett 12:30 - 2pm Lunch and farewells!
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.
Discounts on the course are available for Temple Members.
Entire Weekend Friday Saturday Sunday Cost per person On-line: $40
At door: $50
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Entire Weekend Friday Saturday Sunday Temple Members On-line: $20
At door: $30
At door: Free
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Single Room Twin Room Triple Room Male Dormitory Female 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.
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- Classes are offered live and online, a video recording is not available afterward
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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
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
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