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.
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.
Friday: 6 - 7pm Dinner 7 - 8:30pm Introduction to retreat Saturday: 9:30 - 10:45am Guided Meditation 11:45am - 1pm Guided Meditation 1pm - 2pm Lunch 2:15 - 3:30pm Guided Meditation 6 - 7pm Dinner 7:30 - 8:30pm WFJ w/tsog Chanted Prayers Sunday: 9 - 10:15am Guided Meditation 11 - 12:30pm Meditations for World Peace 12:30 - 1:30pm Lunch 2 - 3:15pm Guided Meditation
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 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.
Discounts on the course are available for Temple Supporters/Members.
Entire Weekend Friday Saturday Sunday Cost per person On-line: $75
At door: $100
At door: $15
At door: $40
At door: $40
Entire Weekend Friday Saturday Sunday Temple Supporter/Member On-line: $50
At door: $70
At door: Free
At door: $40
At door: $30
Single Room Twin Room Male Dormitory Female Dormitory Accommodation fees $80 (per night) $55 (per person, per night) $30 (one night) $30 (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
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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