Wednesday, February 13th, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Our Foundation Program gives people the opportunity to engage in a more in-depth and structured approach to the practices of meditation and Buddhism. Through following traditional methods of study we can gain a deeper understanding of the meaning of Buddha’s teachings, develop a powerful meditation practice, and bring about a positive transformation in our mind. The programmes can be joined at any point and not necessarily at the beginning of a new course. The Foundation Programme is for those people who wish to build a solid foundation and experience of Buddhist teachings – including karma, life after death, impermanence, loving kindness, compassion and wisdom.
We are currently studying the book Universal Compassion by Geshe Kelsang Gyato. This book gives a practical and uplifting step by step explanation on how we can transform our mind from a negative state into a positive state through training our mind in the meditations on love, compassion, and wisdom.
Universal Compassion also explains how we can transform our day-to-day lives –including even the most demanding and difficult situations – into opportunities for personal and spiritual development.
The Foundation Program provides excellent conditions to deepen our experience along our spiritual path through study, guided meditation, discussion and practical advice.
This course is taught by Gen Chodor. Our resident teacher, Kelsang Chodor, is a western Buddhist Monk. Ordained in 2001, he is a close disciple of Geshe-la and has studied and practised Buddhism for many years. He is much loved for his relaxed and gentle nature and teaches with great clarity, insight and wisdom, skilfully guiding people to inner peace and happiness in their lives.
Enrolling on Foundation Program (FP) costs $65 per month and your monthly FP membership will grant you free access to all our drop-in classes: Friday Night Lectures, Lunch time meditations, evening classes, meditations for world peace, and Simply Meditate. You will also be eligible for discounts on most of our weekend events. (find out how to become a Temple Member)
If you are interested in joining the Program we invite you to attend two free sampler sessions. If you wish to attend two taster sessions please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please wait for us to confirm your request before you attend the sampler classes. This is so that we can let you know when is the best time for you try out the classes. If you wish to continue after the taster sessions you must enrol on the program.
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Address: 730 N Washington Blvd, Sarasota, Fl 3423627.342563
Five Day Meditation Retreat – Relax and Reflect Temple Cherishing Community Event
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I have attended many retreats at KMC Florida in Sarasota. This is a great place to rejuvenate and boost my meditation practice
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730 N Washington Blvd
Sarasota, FL 34236
Tel: (941) 373-1600