Friday, March 13th-Sunday, March 15th, 7:00 pm - 4:00 pmIndividual days can be attended.Accommodation options available.
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UPDATE FOR KADAMPA FLORIDA CENTERS AND THEIR STUDENTS:
LIVE STREAM ONLY OF FLDC WEEKEND (FRI-SUN) – FOR FLORIDA KADAMPA STUDENTS ONLY
PLEASE NOTE: we will not be holding the event or gathering on site (the KMC Florida temple will be closed)As you are aware the WHO has now classified the COVID 19 as a pandemic. We have been tracking the coronavirus developments as well and due to these unusual circumstances we are only offering a live stream option for the entire event as scheduled. This will include the Blessing Empowerment of Avalokiteshvara, the meditations and teachings on how to be a Modern Day Bodhisattva (Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday), and Wishfulfilling Jewel Prayers. We have decided we will not hold the event or gathering on site at the KMC Florida Sarasota Temple (the Temple will be closed). We have arranged for the full event to be live streamed on your computer, tablet or phone. Please refer to the schedule times below.By the end of today there will be a booking link below to register. Once you have registered, you will receive information on how to log in.We are happy to be able to share this experience with everyone!Please note: We will be issuing refunds for all accommodations, meals and parking previously booked.As this will be a new experience for all of us, please be patient with the process.
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:
5:30 – 7:00 pm: Live Stream check-in
7:00 – 8:30 pm: Introduction with Gen Chodor
Saturday, March 14th:
8:00 - 10:45am: Live Stream check-in (instructions have been emailed to you if you registered for Friday Introduction; questions? email@example.com)
9:00 -10:00 am: Meditation with Gen Chodor
11:00 am – 1:00 pm: Empowerment with Kadam Morten
3:00 – 4:30 pm: Teaching with Kadam Morten
7:00 – 8:00 pm: Wishfulfilling Jewel w/tsog Chanted Prayers
Sunday, March 15th
8:00 - 10:45am: Live Stream check-in (instructions will be emailed to you)
9:00 – 10:00 am: Meditation with Gen Chodor
11:00 am – 12:30 pm: Teaching with Kadam Morten
2:30 – 4:00 pm: Teaching with Kadam Morten
Prayer booklets that will be used during the live stream:If you would like to purchase the sadhana ( prayers) associated with the Buddha Avalokiteshvara , you can go to our Tharpa Publications website and purchase the ebook download thru this linkTeachings 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 On-line live stream: $15 On-line live stream: $75 On-line live stream: $45
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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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