• A Life Less Distracted – Weekend Retreat

    Friday, April 19th-Sunday, April 21st, 7:00 pm - 12:30 pm
    Individual days can be attended. Accommodation options available.

    Online registration closes Friday, April 19th, 10 am

  • About This Event

    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.

    Retreat structure

    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.

  • Event Schedule

    6 – 6:45 pm Dinner
    7 – 8:30 pm Introduction to weekend
    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 and Prayers
    9 – 10 am Guidance and Meditation
    10 – 11 am Break
    11 – 12:30 pm Meditations for World Peace
    12:30 - 1:30 pm Lunch
  • 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.

  • The Teacher

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    This course is taught by 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.

  • Cost

    Discounts on the course are available for Temple Supporters/Members.

    Entire WeekendFridaySaturdaySunday
    Cost per personOn-line: $50
    At door: $60
    On-line: $15
    At door: $20
    On-line: $35
    At door: $45
    On-line: $15
    At door: $20

    Entire WeekendFridaySaturdaySunday
    Temple Supporter/MemberOn-line: $25
    At door: $45
    On-line: Free
    At door: Free
    On-line: $25
    At door: $35
    On-line: Free
    At door: Free
    Single RoomTwin RoomMale DormitoryFemale Dormitory
    Accommodation fees$160 (two nights)$110 (per person, two nights)$60 (two nights)$60 (two nights)
  • Attending This Event

    Booking for this event will be on-line soon.

  • Where to find us

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

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