• Five Day Meditation Retreat – Relax and Reflect

    Friday, October 4th-Wednesday, October 9th, 7:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Individual days can be attended.

    Accommodation options available.


    Online registration closes Thursday, October 3rd 11:59pm

  • About This Event

    Following the opening of the Kadampa Temple for World Peace in Arizona and International Fall Festival, KMC Florida will be hosting a Post Festival Meditation Retreat with internationally renowned Buddhist Meditation Teacher, Kadam Bridget Heyes.

    The retreat will focus on the meditations from Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche’s latest book, The Mirror of Dharma. This book reveals a series of heartfelt meditations taught by Buddha that awaken our loving kindness, compassion, and wisdom, and enable us reach our highest spiritual goals. They are steeped in Buddhist wisdom and are perfectly suited to modern life – helping us to build a foundation of inner peace within our busy & often stressful lives.

    This retreat is open to everyone and is ideal for those looking for an inspiring, enjoyable, and practical explanation to Buddhist meditation and philosophy. The retreats 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.

    *Special retreat news*

    For those who are interested, following this meditation retreat, we have a special art day course with Kadam Chris Heyes on Thursday, October 10th.  Kadam Chris is an internationally renowned Kadampa Buddhist artist and will be teaching the Course. This can be booked as part of the retreat or booked individually here).

  • Event Schedule

    Friday:
    6 - 6:45pm Dinner
    7 - 8:30pm Introduction to retreat
    Saturday:
    9:30 - 10:45am Teaching & Guided Meditation
    10:45 am - 11:45am Break
    11:45am - 1pm Teaching & Guided Meditation
    1 - 2:30 pm Lunch
    4:45 - 6pm Teaching & Guided Meditation
    6 - 7pm Dinner
    Sunday:
    9 - 10:15am Teaching & Guided Meditation
    10:15 - 11am Break
    11am - 12:30pm Meditations for World Peace
    12:30 - 1:30pm Lunch
    2 - 3:15pm Teaching & Guided Meditation
    6 - 7pm Dinner
    Monday - Tuesday
    9:30 - 10:45am Teaching & Guided Meditation
    10:45 - 11:45am Break
    11:45am - 1pm Teaching & Guided Meditation
    1 - 2:30pm Lunch
    4:45 - 6pm Teaching & Guided Meditation
    6 - 7pm Dinner
    7 - 8:30pm Teaching & Guided Meditation
    Wednesday
    9:30 - 10:45am Teaching & Guided Meditation
    10:45 - 11:45am Break
    11:45am - 1pm Teaching & Guided 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 Kadam Bridget Heyes. Kadam Bridget is the NKT-IKBU National Spiritual Director of the UK and the principal teacher at Nagarjuna Kadampa Meditation Centre. She is a senior disciple of Geshe Kelsang who has been practicing for over 25 years. Kadam Bridget is known for her powerful teachings, compassionate heart, and deep understanding of Buddha’s wisdom advice. Her teachings are exceptionally clear and she presents profound ideas in a way that are easy to practice and integrate into daily life. Having raised two children, she has a special insight into how to bring Buddhism alive to meet the demands of a busy modern life. Kadam Bridget shows an inspiring example for everyone on the spiritual path.

  • Cost

    COURSE FEES:

    Entire WeekFridaySaturdaySundayMondayTuesdayWednesday
    Non-MembersOn-line: $90
    At door: $145
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    MembersOn-line: $80
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    On-line: Free
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    ACCOMMODATION FEES:

    Single RoomShared Room (2/3 people)Male DormitoryFemale Dormitory
    5 Nights$400$275 per person$150$150
  • 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).

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  • BOOK ONLINE TODAY!

    Our booking process will 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.

  • Where to find us

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

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