Friday, January 25th-Wednesday, January 30th, 7:00 pm - 1:00 pmIndividual days can be attended. See belowAccommodation options available.
Retreat requirements: This retreat is OPEN to those who have a sincere wish to receive a Highest Yoga Tantra empowerment in the near future (or who already have a Highest Tantra empowerment). If you are unsure please contact us for more information.
The oral instructions of Mahamudra are a traditional series of meditations, motivated by compassion for others, that lead us to the experience of more subtle and peaceful states of mind. Practised by millions of people over many generations, they guide us on a journey home, into our heart, where we can realize our very subtle mind, called the “clear light of bliss”. Like the sun dispels darkness, the clear light of bliss has enormous power to dissolve away our deluded and stressful negative ways of thinking. The very subtle mind is normally obscured by negative thoughts and distractions, like clouds obstructing the sky. Through Mahamudra meditation we can free our mind from these obscurations, experience the essential purity and peace of our own mind, and develop great power to heal others in our world.
The schedule for this event is as follows:
Friday: 7 – 8:30 pm Introduction to weekend Saturday: 9:30 – 11 am Guided Meditation 11:30 am – 1:00 pm Guided Meditation 2 – 3:30 pm Guided Meditation & Q/A 7:30 - 8:30 pm Chanted Prayers Sunday: 9 – 10:30 am Guided Meditation 11 – 12:30 pm Meditations for World Peace 2 – 3:30 pm Guided Meditation Monday - Tuesday: 9:30 - 10:45 am Guided Meditation 11:45 am - 1pm Guided Meditation 4:45 - 6:00 pm Guided Meditation 7:00 - 8:15 pm Guided Meditation (Unguided Tuesday) Wednesday: 9:30 - 10:45 am Guided Meditation 11:45 am - 1pm Guided Meditation Meal times: Lunch 1 pm Supper 6 pm
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 event is taught by Gen Kelsang Chodor. Ordained in 2001, he is a close disciple of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche and has studied and practiced Buddhism for many years. He is much loved for his relaxed and gentle nature and teaches with great clarity, insight and wisdom, skillfully guiding people to inner peace and happiness in their lives.
Discounts on the retreat are available for Temple Supporters, and are applied automatically when you book on-line.
Entire Week Fri Sat | Sunday Mon | Tues Wed Cost per person On-line: $110
At door: $145
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Entire Week Fri Sat Sun Mon | Tues Wed Temple Supporter discounts On-line: $85
At door: $120
Free On-line: $20
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Join us for our delicious Vegetarian Meals. Lunch is at 1pm and dinner is at 6pm. $50 for the whole retreat or $5 per meal. Please book in advance as meals will not be available for same day at door registration.
Single Room Shared Room (2-3 people) Male Dormitory Female Dormitory Accommodation fees (Entire Week) $480 $330 (per person) $180 $180
Multiple week retreat discounts
We are offering 4 one week meditation retreats in January. If you are booking more than one of our January week retreats we have discounts (see below). The discounts will be applied during your registration. You must make one booking per week retreat. (To find out more about our other one week retreats visit our week retreats page).
2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks Course 10% discount 20% discount 30% discount Accommodation 20% discount 30% discount 40% discount
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