• Special Thanksgiving Talk and Optional Dinner – Book Now (Limited Spots)

    Thursday, November 22nd, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Online registration closes Wednesday, November 21st, 10 pm; Drop-ins To The Talk Are Welcome!

  • About This Event

    Thanksgiving is a special time for remembering the kindness of others and what we have to be thankful for in our life. Appreciating the kindness of others leads to love and respect for them and greater harmony in our world.

    “All living beings deserve to be cherished because of the tremendous kindness they have shown us. We came into this world naked and empty-handed and were immediately given a home, food, clothes, and everything else we needed. Even simple pleasures such as going for a walk or watching a beautiful sunset can be seen to be a result of the kindness of innumerable living beings. “ – Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, Eight Steps To Happiness

    Special Thanksgiving dinner

    After the talk and meditation by Gen Kelsang Demo we invite you to join us in a special fundraising Thanksgiving meal. This will be a wonderful opportunity for you to spend your Thanksgiving in the fun and friendly company of the community of KMC Florida.

    Thanksgiving Dinner Includes: Meatless Thanksgiving Roast a la Joseph with Stuffing and Cider Herb Gravy (Vegan)
    Cape Cod Spiced Honey Walnut Cranberry Sauce (GF) 
    Wampanoag-style Lima Bean, Sweet Corn and Butternut Squash Succotash (V, GF)
    Pan-Roasted Fresh Green Beans with Shallots, Sage and Golden Almonds (V, GF)
    Nutmeg Sweet Potato Ementhaler Gratin (GF) 
    Miles Standish Traditional Buttery Mashed Potatoes (GF)
    Fluffy Fresh Biscuits with Wildflower Honey
    Pecan, Apple, Pumpkin Pies
    (V=Vegan; GF=Gluten Free from a kitchen that cooks with gluten) 
  • Event Schedule

    The schedule of this event is as follows:

    11 am – 12 pm Thanksgiving Talk & Meditation
    12 – 12:45 pm Social Meet and Greet
    12:45 – 2.30 pm Special Thanksgiving Dinner
  • The Teacher

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    This course is taught by Gen Kelsang Demo. Gen Kelsang Demo is the Midwestern US National Spiritual Director and the Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Center Washington DC. She has been a student and disciple of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for over 20 years and has been teaching for 18 years. Gen Demo is deeply respected as a teacher and practitioner. She demonstrates a wealth of practical knowledge and provides clear and inspiring teachings for people of all levels of interest.

  • Cost

    The cost per person for this event is as follows:
    (Click here to find out about becoming a Temple Supporter)

    Thanksgiving TalkThanksgiving Dinner
    Cost per personOn-line: $15 | At door: $20On-line Booking Only: $25
    Temple Supporter
    FreeOn-line Booking Only: $25
  • Attending This Event

    Thousands of people every year visit our World Peace Temple and enjoy its friendly, peaceful, and welcoming atmosphere. We look forward to welcoming you too! 😊. We request those wishing to attend this event to book in advance in order to help us make preparations for catering and event organisation (and to speed up registration on arrival).



    The simple booking form below will guide you through the booking process and give you all the information you need regarding event cost (and accommodation options where applicable). All payments are made securely through PayPal and you will receive an instant payment notification (from PayPal) as well as a confirmation from KMC Florida of your course booking.

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  • Where to find us

    KMC Florida (Sarasota)
    730 N Washington Blvd,
    Sarasota, Fl, 34236

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