This meditation retreat is open to everyone and is ideal for those seeking an inspiring, enjoyable and practical presentation of Buddhist meditation and wisdom. On this retreat you will learn how to identify with your highest spiritual potential and how, through practicing traditional meditations taught by Buddha, you can bring abundant joy and lightness into your daily life.
Each guided meditation session will include practical instructions and time for meditation. The sessions are taught by resident Teachers at our centers in Florida, Kelsang Jindak and Kadam Carol Lutker. Each teacher carries a wealth of personal experience, and, throughout the retreat will offer clear guidance and instruction in a way that is down to earth, practical and inspiring.
Between sessions there is time to relax, rest, and spend time with like-minded friends within the beautiful natural environment of Gainesville Retreat Center. The healing and peaceful surroundings help participants to let go of mental busyness and feel at peace.
Located near Gainesville (about a 2 hour drive from both Jacksonville & Orlando) on a 108 acre wildlife refuge with miles of hiking trails, a 1200 square foot meditation room, full vegetarian kitchen, and saltwater pool.
Cushions or chairs are provided in meditation room; or you can bring your own. Bedding and towels are provided in all indoor accommodations except rustic cabins. Vegan meals are included starting with dinner Friday night through lunch on Sunday.
Nearby hotels are available since on-site accommodations are filled, and on-site camping is available (your own tent or RV)
REGISTRATION WILL OPEN SEPT 1, WITH EARLY DISCOUNTS UNTIL SEPT 22.
REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE OCTOBER 16