The Temple will be closed from October 20th – 26th
Meditation classes and Modern Buddhism
Kadampa Meditation Center Florida (KMC Florida) is the central hub for Kadampa Buddhism in Florida, located on North Washington Blvd and 7th street. Its purpose is to offer people throughout Sarasota the opportunity to learn about meditation and the practices of Kadampa Buddhism.
We offer weekly meditation classes at the Center and branch locations. The classes are suitable for everyone, from complete beginners to experienced meditators.
Workshops & Retreats
KMC Florida also provides meditation workshops at the Center and weekend retreats at the Temple. The workshops and retreats are suitable for everyone, including people with no experience of meditation and experienced meditators.
Study & practice
The Center also offers Buddhist retreats, study programs and daily pujas or chanted prayers. These provide an opportunity to deepen our understanding and experience of Buddhism through systematic study of texts written by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.
A Buddhist Temple in downtown Sarasota, KMC Florida is a place for anyone to enjoy a peaceful and harmonious environment. Everyone, regardless of age, culture or beliefs is welcome to enjoy the peace of mind that the World Peace Temple offers. KMC Florida is open to everyone to enjoy the meditation room, bookshop and garden, or to relax over a cup of tea. Please contact us for more information.
About our classes
Taught by qualified Western teachers, the meditation classes are very easy to understand and apply to our daily lives. The classes are suitable for both beginners and more advanced practitioners, and emphasize how to meditate and practice in our modern lives.
Meditation is a simple yet profound method to improve the quality of our lives and develop inner peace. Through following very simple, practical instructions we can learn to let go of the causes of our pain and dissatisfaction and to gain the inner peace and clarity we seek. We offer a wide range of classes from basic introductions to Buddhist meditation, applying Buddha’s teachings to daily life issues such as anger and improving relationships, to comprehensive study programs of Buddhist view, meditation and action. Everyone is welcome.