Living Your Best Life – Special Online Meditation Weekend Event


Friday, March 12th, 2021 to Sunday, March 14th, 2021

Special weekend event with Buddhist teachings and guided meditations, guided by the Resident Teachers of the Kadampa Centers throughout Florida

Held online via streaming video
Sessions will be available for on-demand replay for 1 week after the event

Fort Lauderdale attendees, please register on this page.

If you attend another Florida Kadampa Center, please click the link below to register with your local center:
Miami | Fort Myers | Orlando | Jacksonville | Sarasota | Tampa Bay

Select the option(s) you would like to book:



About the Event

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 inspiring 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.

About the Teachers

The event will be guided by all the Resident Teachers of the Kadampa Centers throughout Florida. 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.

Gen Dorje is the Resident Teacher at KMC Florida. He is admired for his warmth and humor in making Buddha’s teachings relevant to the modern world. He 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 is the Resident Teacher of KMC Fort Lauderdale. He was ordained in 2006 by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. 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 is the Resident Teacher of Maitreya KBC in Jacksonville. She 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 in Orlando. 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.

Retreat Schedule

Friday, March 12th, 2021

7:00pm – 8:30pm
Introduction: Becoming a Modern Day Bodhisattva
with Gen Dorje (Resident Teacher of KMC Florida, Sarasota)

Saturday, March 13th, 2021

9:30am – 10:45am 
The perfection of giving
with Gen Namdrol (Resident Teacher of Samudrabadra KBC, Fort Myers)

11:30am – 12:45pm
The perfection of moral discipline
with Gen Norbu (Resident Teacher of KMC Fort Lauderdale)

4:30pm – 5:45pm
The perfection of patience
with Kadam Michelle (Resident Teacher of KMC Tampa Bay)

7:00pm – 8:00pm
Chanted Prayers – Wishfulfilling Jewel

8:15pm – 9:00pm
Live discussion Q&A on Zoom with event teachers

Sunday, March 14th, 2021

9:00am – 10:15am
The perfection of effort
with Kadam Carol Lutker (Resident Teacher of Maitreya KBC, Jacksonville)

11:00am – 12:30pm
The perfection of concentration
with Gen Tashi (Resident Teacher at KMC Miami)

1:45pm – 3:00pm
The perfection of wisdom
with Gen Jindak (Resident Teacher at Vajrapani KBC, Orlando)


Full weekend: $45
Friday only: $10
Saturday only: $20
Sunday only: $20

Registration Details

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. Please make sure to register with your local Kadampa Center:

KMC Fort Lauderdale – Register Here

KMC Miami – Register Here

Samudrabadra KBC (Fort Myers) – Register Here

Maitreya KBC (Jacksonville) – Register Here

Vajrapani KBC (Orlando) – Register Here

KMC Tampa Bay – Register Here

KMC Florida (Sarasota) – Register Here

If you are experiencing financial hardship for any reason and would like to attend this event, please contact our Administrative Director at: adkmcfortl@gmail.com

*Please note: This retreat is being offered online only. This event 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. Audio recordings will be available for purchase at the end of the week. 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*

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.