Introduction to Buddhist Meditation: Refuge Retreat (Mar 27)


Meditations with instruction & guidance by modern Buddhist monk Gen Kelsang Norbu
Saturday, March 27, 11:00am-3pm (includes a lunch break)
Optional Refuge Vow Ceremony: 4:00-5:30pm
In-person or Zoom livestream plus video replay option

Cost: $20/person, Standard members $10, Plus members free

*Please note: We are offering this retreat in person or via Zoom livestream. In-person attendance requires pre-registration. If you choose Zoom livestream, then after you submit payment, you will receive an email link to the meeting. This link is for your personal use only. Video recordings will also be available through March 31*

Limited in-person attendance is available for this event.

  • Advance registration required — at least 1 hour prior to start time
  • If you wish to attend in person — select the “IN PERSON” option below
  • Please review and be prepared to follow the guidelines on this linked page: https://meditateinfortlauderdale.org/guidelines/
  • Location: KMC Fort Lauderdale, 4342 E Tradewinds Ave, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea FL 33308

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Discounted pricing available for Standard/Plus members. Members please log in before booking.


“Going for refuge signifies our determination to turn away from the endless cycle of confusion and dissatisfaction that has marked our life and towards a saner, more wholesome way of living.” – Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

In Buddhist meditation, we learn simple techniques for controlling our mind and making it more peaceful, but we also learn how to maintain that peace as a way of life. In this retreat, we will focus on turning away from negative thoughts that take us in the wrong direction, and developing confidence in our own potential to become the person we want to be. For those who wish to take Buddhist Refuge Vows, there will be an open ceremony after the main retreat sessions are over.

Registration Policy: If you cancel 24 hours prior to the start of the event we will refund all except 25%. If you cancel on, or after, the event, no refunds are given. Exceptions may be made in circumstances such as sickness or bereavement; you should apply by e-mail to ad@meditateinfortlauderdale.org within 2 weeks of the end of the Event. Any non-refunded fees arising from cancellations are donated to the NKT-IKBU International Temples Project.