Living Your Best Life

The Six Perfections in Daily Life

Guided by the Florida Resident Teachers  

Friday, March 12 – Sunday, March 14

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From giving comes wealth, from discipline comes happiness, from patience come attractive forms, from effort comes the fulfilment of wishes, from concentration comes peace, and from wisdom comes liberation.” 

– Nagarjuna, quoted in How to Understand the Mind by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

This relaxing three-day teaching event (open to everyone from beginners to advanced meditators) will introduce the practice of the “six perfections” – training in giving, moral discipline, patience, effort, meditation, and wisdom, with a motivation to realize our limitless potential. We should recognize that the six perfections are our daily practice. These practices are a special method to benefit others while also making our own life very happy and meaningful. 

The emphasis of the event will be gaining heartfelt experience of these profound practices through a combination of teachings, guided meditation, and discussion.

Each teaching session will include practical instructions and time for meditation. This online event will give people the opportunity to fully immerse into these teachings which can be a truly transformational experience. You do not need to be a Buddhist to join this event and it is suitable for people from all walks of life. Everyone can learn to meditate and everyone can experience the tremendous benefits of meditation.

This is a rare and precious opportunity to receive advice, guidance, and inspiration from these experienced teachers of Kadampa Buddhism. 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.

Event Schedule

FRIDAY

7:00-8:30pm Introduction: Developing bodhichitta with Gen Dorje

SATURDAY

9:30-10:45am The perfection of giving with Gen Namdrol

11:30am-12:45pm The perfection of moral discipline with Gen Norbu

4:30-5:45pm The perfection of patience with Kadam Michelle

7:00-8pm Chanted Prayers in English: Wishfulfilling Jewel (optional)

8:15-9pm Zoom live discussion Q&A

SUNDAY

9:00-10:15am The perfection of effort with Kadam Carol

11:00am-12:15pm The perfection of concentration with Gen Tashi

1:45-3pm The perfection of wisdom with Gen Jindak

Register Here if you regularly attend Vajrapani Center in Orlando. If you attend another Florida center, please find the link below.  

  • Entire Weekend: $45
  • Friday only: $10
  • Saturday only: $20
  • Sunday only: $20

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If you attend another Florida Center please choose the link below to register with the Center you attend.

KBC Samudrabadra Fort Meyers

KBC Maitreya Jacksonville

KMC Fort Lauderdale 

KMC Tampa Bay 

KMC Miami  

KMC Florida Sarasota

This weekend is being offered to help raise money for the Kadampa centers in Florida. The last year has been challenging for all of us. We hope you will be inspired by this weekend’s teachings.  If you are experiencing financial hardship for any reason and would like to attend this event please contact admin@meditationinorlando.org

*Please note: This retreat is being offered online only. This retreat is open to people in Florida or people who would have attended in person if possible. Video recordings will be accessible for 1 week after the event. After you submit payment, you will receive an email link to the video landing page, where you can watch on your computer, tablet, or phone. This link is for your personal use only*

About The Teachers

Gen Dorje is the Resident Teacher at KMC Florida. He has been studying and practicing Buddhism for over 20 years under the guidance of his teacher Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Gen Dorje is an inspiring example of how to integrate Buddha’s teachings into a joyful life.

Gen Namdrol is a modern Buddhist nun and the Resident Teacher of Samudrabadra Kadampa Buddhist Center in Fort Myers. Gen Namdrol’s heartfelt and practical teachings are presented with warmth, clarity and humor making them accessible to everyone.

Gen Norbu was ordained in 2006 by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, and was requested by him to be the Resident Teacher of KMC Ft Lauderdale. He is known for his loving and gentle nature and holds a very clear and sharp understanding of Buddha’s teaching.

Kadam Michelle is the Resident Teacher of KMC Tampa Bay and has been a disciple of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso for more than 25 years. She presents Buddha’s teachings with beautiful clarity, warmth and sincerity, skillfully guiding people from all walks of life to find inner peace and lasting happiness.

Kadam Carol has been teaching Kadampa Buddhism in Long Island NY and Florida since 2001. Married, with three grown children, Carol serves as an example of how to practice Buddha’s teachings within the context of family life.

Gen Tashi is a Buddhist monk and the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Center Miami. His gentle approach to meditation emphasizes the importance of keeping a happy and positive mind. He is appreciated for his clear and practical presentation of Buddhist teachings.

Gen Jindak is the Resident Teacher at Vajrapani Center. She is a western Buddhist nun and has years of experience practicing and teaching Kadampa Buddhism. Gen Jindak has a clear teaching style and is an excellent teacher for both beginners and experienced meditators.