• Florida Dharma Celebration 2019 – Vajrapani Empowerment

    Friday, March 8th-Sunday, March 10th, 7:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Individual days can be attended. Accommodation options available.
    **BOOKINGS OPEN FROM January 15th, 2019, 10am**

    Online registration closes Friday, March 7th, 11:59pm (last day for online discount March 7th)

  • About This Event

    In this day and age we lack spiritual imagination. We perhaps think we can improve ourselves a little bit, but we have no sense of the vastness of our human potential – that each one of us can have a mind pervaded by boundless joy, wisdom, love, and the compassionate power truly to be of benefit to others in this world. This is why in Modern Buddhism, as practiced at our Center, Buddha’s Tantric teachings play a central role. Tantric teachings give us a clear and beautiful vision of who we can be and, in the practice known as ‘correct imagination’, the method for actualizing that extraordinary potential swiftly. During this year’s Florida Dharma Celebration, we will explore the practice of Tantra and how we can use it to empower our spiritual life. In particular Tantra teaches us how everything in our life, our relationships, jobs, and enjoyments can be integrated into a powerful and joyful process of inner development, drawing us ever closer to actualizing our true nature.

  • 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.

  • Event Schedule

    Friday, March 8th:
    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 9th:
    9:00 -10:00 am:  Meditation with Gen Norbu
    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 – 9:00 pm:  Wishfulfilling Jewel Chanted Prayers

    Sunday, March 10th
    9:00 – 10:00 am:  Meditation with Gen Norbu
    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

  • The Teacher

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    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.

  • Cost

    Entire WeekendFridaySaturdaySunday
    Cost per personOn-line: $120 ($135 after March 7)
    At door: $135
    On-line: $15
    At door: $15
    On-line: $75 ($85 after March 7)
    At door: $85
    On-line: $45 ($55 after March 7)
    At door: $55
    Single RoomDouble RoomTriple RoomMale DormitoryFemale DormitoryMeditation 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)
  • 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).



    The simple booking form below will guide you through the booking process and 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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  • Where to find us

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

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