• Joyful Transformation (Florida Dharma Celebration)

    Friday March 9th-Sunday March 11th, 7:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    (Individual days can be attended)
    (accommodation options available - see below)

  • About This Event

    Joyful Transformation: Blessing Empowerment of Buddha Shakyamuni
    and Teachings on the Union of Emptiness and Love

    The Buddha Shakyamuni empowerment is a beautiful and inspiring guided meditation that helps us to begin to experience our potential for profound healing, change and growth. In the following commentary we will learn how to bring about this change through the practice known as ‘exchanging self with others’ highlighting how understanding emptiness enables a profound empathy, love and compassion. Through this we will generate the actual causes of our own future enlightenment, known as the two bodhichittas.


    Friday, March 9th:
    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 10th:
    9:00 -10:00 am : Meditation with Kelsang Tashi
    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: Offering to the Spiritual Guide with Tsog

    Sunday, March 11th
    9:00 – 10:00 am: Meditation with Kelsang Tashi
    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


    Course Fees:
    Celebration Weekend: $155 – includes Saturday and Sunday Lunch
    Friday only: $15 – optional $5 dinner upon booking
    Saturday only: $95 – includes Lunch
    Sunday only: $60 – includes Lunch

    Weekend Accommodation Fees:
    Single Room: $160 for one person
    Double Room: $220 for two people
    Triple Room: $270 for three people
    Dormitory: $60 per person
    Meditation Room Camping: $30 per person

    The Temple parking lot requires a Parking Pass $15.

    On site parking is first offered to those staying onsite. On Monday 3/5 parking passes will be available for purchase online for those staying offsite on a first come first serve basis. Please remember there is offsite parking at no cost FL Dharma Celebration Parking. We encourage carpooling.

  • The Teacher

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    This course is taught by Eastern US National Spiritual Director Kadam Morten Clausen. 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

    Celebration Weekend: $155 - includes Saturday and Sunday Lunch. (Saturday only: $95 – includes Lunch)
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  • 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 bookings are made through a secure online system (PayPal) and you will receive an instant payment notification as well as confirmation of your course booking. You do not need a PayPal account (When you are directed to PayPal you can simply click on the grey button that says "Pay with Debit or Credit Card" under the PayPal login).

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  • Where to find us

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

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