• Purification through Meditation Retreat

    Friday, June 7th-Sunday, June 9th, 7:00 pm - 3:15 pm
    Individual days can be attended.

    Accommodation options available.

    Online registration closes Thursday, June 6, 11:59pm

  • About This Event

    At some level we all wish to purify ourselves. It is not enough to clean our body because we are not our body. We need to purify our mind. This weekend, based on the teachings at the International Kadampa Spring Buddhist Festival, will explore how we can use the inner science of meditation to:

    • Wash away anger, negativity, fear, guilt, and other negative emotions.
    • Purify our potential for suffering and problems forever.
    • Discover the innate purity of your mind.

    Retreat structure

    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 retreat will 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 - 7pmDinner
    7 - 8:30pmIntroduction to retreat
    9:30 - 10:45amGuided Meditation
    11:45am - 1pmGuided Meditation
    1pm - 2pmLunch
    2:15 - 3:30pmGuided Meditation
    6 - 7pmDinner
    7:30 - 8:30pmWFJ w/tsog Chanted Prayers
    9 - 10:15amGuided Meditation
    11 - 12:30pmMeditations for World Peace
    12:30 - 1:30pmLunch
    2 - 3:15pmGuided Meditation
  • 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 Samten Kelsang. Gen Samten Kelsang, the Resident Teacher at KMC NY, is an internationally renowned Buddhist monk & teacher. Having studied under the close guidance of Venerable Geshe-la for many years, Gen Samten presents Buddha’s most profound teachings in a practical and accessible way for modern day practitioners. He has had the unique opportunity to engage in a three year retreat and carries with him a wealth of experience in skillfully guiding sincere practitioners to profound meditative insights.

  • Cost

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

    Entire WeekendFridaySaturdaySunday
    Cost per personOn-line: $75
    At door: $100
    On-line: $15
    At door: $15
    On-line: $30
    At door: $40
    On-line: $30
    At door: $40

    Entire WeekendFridaySaturdaySunday
    Temple Supporter/MemberOn-line: $50
    At door: $70
    On-line: Free
    At door: Free
    On-line: $30
    At door: $40
    On-line: $20
    At door: $30
    Single RoomTwin RoomMale DormitoryFemale Dormitory
    Accommodation fees$80 (per night)$55 (per person, per night)$30 (one night)$30 (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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