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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Discounts on the course are available for Temple Supporters/Members.
Entire Weekend Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Cost per person On-line: $65
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Entire Weekend Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Temple Member On-line: $50
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Single Room Double Room Triple Room Male Dormitory Female Dormitory Meditation 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)
Booking for this event will be on-line soon.
KMC Florida (Sarasota) 730 N Washington Blvd, Sarasota, Fl, 34236Loading Map....Venue: KMC Florida (Sarasota)
Address: 730 N Washington Blvd, Sarasota, Fl 3423627.342563
Living Meaningfully, Dying Joyfully – Half Day Course Purification through Meditation Retreat
These teachings and meditations were so practical and have given me a path to the inner peace and happiness that I have been longing for...
I have attended many retreats at KMC Florida in Sarasota. This is a great place to rejuvenate and boost my meditation practice
You don’t have to be a Buddhist to come here. A good place to learn about meditation and Buddhism. The teachers and classes are good
KMC Florida is an oasis of peace! Just walking in the door is relaxing. It's so wonderful to have KMC Florida's calming presence in my life to counter all of the stress and chaos in our world
DannaVolunteer & Attendee
If you are new to meditation and Buddhism or have practiced for years, you will find a wealth of wisdom and peace at KMC Florida
MychaelVolunteer & Attendee
KMC Florida is such a beautiful and amazing place! It's the perfect place to relax and work on true inner peace.
It is a beautiful place to meditate and grow spiritually. The people here are very helpful and friendly.
I found a great place to get some peace in my life and meet some great people as well.
A welcoming and friendly place, relaxed vibe with authentic Buddhist teachings and meditations, highly recommended.
Very friendly & welcoming. Meditation classes are outstanding
Beautiful people and space. I recommend this place to anyone seeking to familiarize themselves with their own inner peace
A true hidden gem of authentic spirituality and traditional spiritual practice!
730 N Washington Blvd
Sarasota, FL 34236
Tel: (941) 373-1600