• Ocean of Peace – Weekend Retreat

    Friday, May 24th-Monday, May 27th, 7:00 pm - 12:00 pm
    Individual days can be attended. Accommodation options available.


    Online registration closes Friday May 24th 9am

  • About This Event

    In this relaxing three day weekend retreat at KMC Florida (individual days can be attended) we will be learning how to use meditation on the mind (known as Mahamudra meditation) to experience greater peace, clarity, and well-being. Derived from the Buddhist Mahamudra tradition, the meditations on this retreat will lead you on a voyage of exploration of your mind through which you can discover your own inner potential for lasting peace and happiness.

    We will also be covering Buddha’s meditations and teachings on the “The four seals of Mahamudra”. These four special insights into reality that enable us to experience the liberating wisdom of Mahamudra, the true nature of things. On this special weekend Gen Chodor will guide us into each of the four seals, during which we will explore profound and extraordinary topics such as subtle impermanence, the nature of the mind, eliminating the source of suffering, and understanding ultimate truth, emptiness. The emphasis will be on gaining heartfelt experience of these liberating wisdoms through a combination of talks, discussions, and guided meditations.

    Retreat structure

    This retreat 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

    Fri, May 24th:
    7-8:30pm:
    Introduction to weekend
    Sat, May 25th:
    9-10am:
    Meditation Session
    11am-12pm:
    Meditation Session
    3-4pm:
    Meditation Session
    5-6pm:
    Meditation Session
    7:30-8:30pm:
    Evening Discussion
    Sun, May 26th:
    9-10am:
    Meditation Session
    11am-12:30pm:
    Meditations for World Peace
    3-4pm:
    Meditation Session
    5-6pm:
    Meditation Session
    7:30-8:30pm:
    Evening Discussion
    Mon, May 27th:
    9-10am:
    Meditation Session
    11am-12pm:
    Retreat Conclusion
  • 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 Chodor. Our resident teacher, Gen Kelsang Chodor, is a western Buddhist Monk. 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.

  • Cost

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

    Entire WeekendFridaySaturdaySundayMonday
    Cost per personOn-line: $65
    At door: $80
    On-line: $15
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    On-line: $30
    At door: $45
    On-line: $30
    At door: $45
    On-line: $20
    At door: $35

    Entire WeekendFridaySaturdaySundayMonday
    Temple MemberOn-line: $50
    At door: $60
    On-line: Free
    At door: Free
    On-line: $20
    At door: $30
    On-line: $20
    At door: $30
    On-line: $10
    At door: $20
    Single RoomDouble RoomTriple RoomMale DormitoryFemale DormitoryMeditation Room Camping
    Accommodation fees$80 (one night)$55 (per person, one night)$45 (per person, one night)$30 (one night)$30 (one night)$15 (one night)
  • 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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