• Living Your Best Life – Weekend Event

    Friday, March 12th-Sunday, March 14th, 7:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Individual days can be attended. See below

  • About This Event

    This special weekend event is being offered to help raise money for the Kadampa centers in Florida. The last year has been challenging for all of us. We hope you will be inspired by this weekend’s teachings. Please register below at your local center. 

    KMC Florida (Sarasota) – Register Below

    KMC Tampa Bay – Register Here

    KBC Vajrapani (Orlando) – Register Here

    KBC Samudrabadra (Fort Myers) – Register Here

    KBC Maitreya (Jacksonville) – Register Here

    KMC Fort Lauderdale – Register Here

    KMC Miami – Register Here

    If you are experiencing financial hardship for any reason and would like to attend this event please contact admin@meditationinsarasota.org

    *Please note: This retreat is being offered online only. This retreat is open to people in Florida or people who would have attended in person if possible. Video recordings will be accessible for 1 week after the event. After you submit payment, you will receive an email link to the video landing page, where you can watch on your computer, tablet, or phone. This link is for your personal use only*

    From giving comes wealth, from discipline comes happiness, from patience come attractive forms, from effort comes the fulfilment of wishes, from concentration comes peace, and from wisdom comes liberation.” 

    – Nagarjuna, quoted in How to Understand the Mind by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

    This relaxing three-day teaching event (open to everyone from beginners to advanced meditators) will introduce the practice of the “six perfections” – training in giving, moral discipline, patience, effort, meditation, and wisdom, with a motivation to realize our limitless potential. We should recognize that the six perfections are our daily practice. These practices are a special method to benefit others while also making our own life very happy and meaningful. 

    The emphasis of the event will be gaining heartfelt experience of these profound practices through a combination of teachings, guided meditation, and discussion.

    Each teaching session will include practical instructions and time for meditation. This online event will give people the opportunity to fully immerse into these teachings which can be a truly transformational experience. You do not need to be a Buddhist to join this event and it is suitable for people from all walks of life. Everyone can learn to meditate and everyone can experience the tremendous benefits of meditation.

    This is a rare and precious opportunity to receive advice, guidance, and inspiration from these experienced teachers of Kadampa Buddhism. Each teacher carries a wealth of personal experience and, throughout the retreat, will offer clear guidance and instruction in a way that is down to earth, practical, and inspiring.


    These teachings are streamed via video. When you register for the retreat you will be sent a link to a landing page on our website where you can watch the live streamed retreat sessions through video The video recordings of the retreat sessions will be available for 1 week after it is streamed for all those who register.


    The retreat will be guided by the Resident Teachers of the Kadampa Center’s throughout Florida. This is a rare and precious opportunity to receive advice, guidance, and inspiration from these experienced teachers of Kadampa Buddhism. Each teacher carries a wealth of personal experience and, throughout the retreat, will offer clear guidance and instruction in a way that is down to earth, practical, and inspiring.

    Gen Dorje is the Resident Teacher of KMC Florida in Sarasota. He is admired for his warmth and humor in making Buddha’s teachings relevant to the modern world. He is an inspiring example of how to integrate Buddha’s teachings into a joyful life. Gen Namdrol is a modern Buddhist nun and the Resident Teacher of Samudrabadra Kadampa Buddhist Center in Fort Myers.  Gen Namdrol’s heartfelt and practical teachings are presented with warmth, clarity and humor making them accessible to everyone.
    Gen Norbu is the Resident Teacher of KMC Fort Lauderdale and was ordained in 2006 by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. He is known for his loving and gentle nature and holds a very clear and sharp understanding of Buddha’s teaching. Kadam Michelle is the Resident Teacher of KMC Tampa Bay and has been a disciple of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso for more than 25 years. She presents Buddha’s teachings with beautiful clarity, warmth and sincerity, skillfully guiding people from all walks of life to find inner peace and lasting happiness.
    Kadam Carol is the Resident Teacher at Maitreya KBC in Jacksonville. has been teaching Kadampa Buddhism in Long Island NY and Florida since 2001. Married, with three grown children, Carol serves as an example of how to practice Buddha’s teachings within the context of family life. Gen Tashi is a Buddhist monk and the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Center Miami. His gentle approach to meditation emphasizes the importance of keeping a happy and positive mind. He is appreciated for his clear and practical presentation of Buddhist teachings.
    Gen Jindak is the Resident Teacher at Vajrapani Center. She is a western Buddhist nun and has years of experience practicing and teaching Kadampa Buddhism. Gen Jindak has a clear teaching style and is an excellent teacher for both beginners and experienced meditators.
  • Event Schedule

    7 - 8.30pm : Introduction: Developing bodhichitta
    with Gen Dorje (Resident Teacher of KMC Florida, Sarasota)
    9.30 - 10.45am The perfection of giving
    with Gen Namdrol (Resident Teacher at Samudrabadra Buddhist Center, Fort Myers)
    11.30am - 12.45pm The perfection of moral discipline
    with Gen Norbu (Resident Teacher of KMC Fort Lauderdale)
    4.30 - 5.45pm The perfection of patience
    with Kadam Michelle Gauthier (Resident Teacher at KMC Tampa Bay)
    7 - 8pm Meditation/Chanted Prayers in English (optional)
    8.15 - 9pm Zoom live discussion Q&A
    9 - 10.15am The perfection of effort
    with Kadam Carol Lukter (Resident Teacher of Maitreya Kadampa Buddhist Center, Jacksonville)
    11 am - 12.15pm The perfection of concentration
    with Gen Tashi (Resident Teacher at KMC Miami)
    1:45 pm - 03.00pm The perfection of wisdom
    with Gen Jindak (Resident Teacher at Vajrapani Kadampa Buddhist Center, Orlando)
  • Cost

    The cost per person for this event is as follows:

    Entire Weekend $45
    Friday $10
    Saturday $20
    Sunday $20

    Use the booking form below to book on the course:

  • STEP ONE: Select your ticket option(s):

    Bookings are closed for this event.