2020 Florida Dharma Celebration with Eastern US National Spiritual Director Kadam Morten Clausen
Teachings on How to be a Modern-day Bodhisattva with Blessing Empowerment of Avalokiteshvara
At this year’s Florida Dharma Celebration, we will learn how to become a modern-day Bodhisattva and receive the Blessing Empowerment of Buddha Avalokiteshvara. Avalokiteshvara is the Buddha of compassion, the embodiment of enlightened compassion. The empowerment is a blissful guided meditation through which we make a direct connection with this sublime Buddha, and receive powerful blessings.
According to Buddha, the best life is that of a Bodhisattva, a person who is progressing towards the actualization of their highest potential in order to be of real benefit to everyone. Kadam Morten will give a commentary to the practice of the Buddha of compassion, focusing in particular on the development of bodhichitta. Many people might feel that such an attainment is beyond us, but Kadam Morten will show how through skillfully applying Buddha’s teachings, we can all become Bodhisattvas, and our lives can become breathtakingly meaningful, beneficial, and joyful.
For complete details of the event, including information about parking, venue, teachers, and so forth, please go to floridadharmacelebration.org.
Friday, March 13th:
4:00 – 7:00 pm: Room check in & registration
5:30 – 6:30 pm: Cafe Open
7:00 – 8:30 pm: Introduction with Gen Chodor
Saturday, March 14th:
9:00 -10:00 am: Meditation with Gen Namdrol
11:00 am – 1:00 pm: Empowerment with Kadam Morten
1:00 -2:00 pm: Lunch
3:00 – 4:30 pm: Teaching with Kadam Morten
5:00 – 6:00 pm: Dinner
7:00 – 8:00 pm: Wishfulfilling Jewel w/tsog Chanted Prayers
Sunday, March 15th
9:00 – 10:00 am: Meditation with Gen Namdrol
11:00 am – 12:30 pm: Teaching with Kadam Morten
12:30 – 2:00 pm: Lunch
2:30 – 4:00 pm: Teaching with Kadam Morten
Prayer booklets that will be used during the Event
Teachings Sessions & Saturday Morning Meditation: Prayers for Meditation
Sunday Morning Meditation: Avalokiteshvara Sadhana
Wishfulfilling Jewel with tsog Saturday evening: Wishfulfilling Jewel Chanted Prayers and Prayers for the Long Life of Ven. Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche
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 Kadam Morten Clausen. Kadam Morten Clausen is the Eastern US National Spiritual Director of the New Kadampa Tradition and Resident Teacher at the Kadampa Meditation Center New York City, and also Bodh Gaya Center in Bayside, Queens. For over 30 years he has been a close disciple of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, who gave him the title “Kadam,” indicating that he is a senior lay teacher of the Kadampa Tradition. Kadam Morten is greatly admired as a meditation teacher and is especially known for his clarity, humor and inspirational presentation of Dharma. His teachings are always practical and easy to apply to everyday life. Through his gentle and joyful approach and his peaceful example, he has helped many people find true happiness in their hearts.
Entire Weekend Friday Saturday Sunday Cost per person On-line: $120 ($135 after March 12)
At door: $135
At door: $15
On-line: $75 ($85 after March 12)
At door: $85
On-line: $45 ($55 after March 12)
At door: $55
Single Room Double Room Triple Room Male Dormitory Female Dormitory Meditation Room Camping Accommodation fees $160 (two nights) $110 (per person, two nights) $90 (per person, two nights) $60 (two nights) $60 (two nights) $30 (two nights) $15 (single nights available)
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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730 N Washington Blvd
Sarasota, FL 34236
Tel: (941) 373-1600