Our weekend meditation retreats offer a unique opportunity for people to take time out to recharge physically, mentally and spiritually. They are held within the friendly, inspiring, and peaceful environment of KMC Florida and are open to beginners and to those who are more experienced at meditation. The retreats cover different topics from mindfulness & meditation to loving kindness & wisdom.
In this weekend meditation retreat we will look at how we can develop the peace of meditative stillness and concentration. A person with good concentration has control over their mind, like a well-trained horse that obeys its rider, and finds it easier to cultivate the positive qualities of mind we need to become a happier person. Through advancing our practice of meditation our distracting and unpeaceful thoughts subside and our mind becomes calm and smooth. Meditative stillness helps to make our body and mind comfortable and flexible and is essential if we wish to remain at peace in daily life.
The retreats include practical instructions, guided meditations, Q & A, and food and refreshments. In between sessions there is time to relax, rest, and spend time with like minded friends in our Cafe. The peaceful surroundings of KMC Florida help people to create a comfortable space within their own minds.
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.
Friday: 6 – 6:45 pm Supper 7 – 8:30 pm Introduction to weekend Saturday: 10 - 11:30 am Guidance and Meditation 11:30 am – 12 pm Break 12 – 1 pm Guidance and Meditation 1 – 2:30 pm Lunch 2:30 – 4 pm Guidance and Meditation 6:00 - 7:00 pm Dinner 7:30 - 8:30 pm Evening Meditation Sunday: 9 – 10 am Guidance and Meditation 10 – 11 am Break 11 – 12:30 pm Meditations for World Peace 12:30 - 1:30 pm Lunch
This course is taught by Gen Kelsang Chodor and Gen Kelsang Khedrub. Gen Kelsang Khedrub, a Western Buddhist monk, has been studying and practicing Kadampa Buddhism under Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s guidance for many years. His heartfelt teachings are presented with clarity and humor that make them accessible to everyone. Through his kindness, humility and deep understanding of Buddha’s teachings, Gen Khedrub provides an inspiring example of a contemporary Buddhist practitioner we can follow. Gen 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.
Discounts on the course are available for Temple Supporters/Members.
Entire Weekend Friday Saturday Sunday Cost per person On-line: $50
At door: $60
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At door: $45
At door: $20
Entire Weekend Friday Saturday Sunday Temple Supporter/Member On-line: $25
At door: $45
At door: Free
At door: $35
At door: Free
Single Room Twin Room Male Dormitory Female Dormitory Accommodation fees $160 (two nights) $110 (per person, two nights) $60 (two nights) $60 (two nights)
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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Address: 730 N Washington Blvd, Sarasota, Fl 3423627.342563