Post Festival Retreat

August 17-19

with Gen Kelsang Chokyan

How to be Happy

Is your meditation practice effective? Are you seeing an improvement in your daily life experience? Kadampa Buddhist meditation focuses on using Buddha’s instructions in a practical way to solve daily problems. The step by step meditation approach called Lamrim, teaches how to effectively change your daily life experience from unhappiness to happiness. Especially when united with Buddha’s Tantric instructions, these positive changes can happen very quickly.

Gen Kelsang Chokyan

Gen Kelsang Chokyan

In this year’s New Kadampa Tradition International Summer festival, the focus of the teachings will be Lamrim and Highest Yoga Tantra. Our Resident Teacher, Gen Kelsang Chokyan, will share all these instructions in this weekend guided retreat in Safety Harbor. This is the perfect opportunity for those who attended the festival to deepen their experience, or for those who did not attend to catch all the inspiration from the event. Everyone is welcome!

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Friday only: $15 / free for Center Sponsors
Saturday only: $40 / $30 Center Sponsors (Includes Lunch)
Sunday only: $30 / $20 Center Sponsors (Includes Refreshments)
Full event: $70 / $50 Center Sponsors



7:00 pm 8:30 pm Introduction


10:00 am 11:15 am Session 1
11:45 am 1:00 pm Session 2
1:00 pm 2:00 pm Lunch
2:00 pm 2:45 pm Q & A
3:00 pm 4:30 pm Session 3


10:00 am 11:15 am Session 1
11:45 am 1:00 pm Session 2


KMC Tampa Bay
201 6th Ave S
Safety Harbor, FL 34695


There are a number of quaint hotels and B&Bs in the immediate area. Here are a few within walking distance to our Safety Harbor location.

Several rooms are also available with some of our local sangha. Please call or email for more information.

About Safety Harbor

Located along the northwest side of Tampa Bay and near the cities of Clearwater, Tampa and St. Petersburg, Safety Harbor offers visitors a unique small town setting and features a variety of the best recreation activities and events in the area. Conveniently close to Clearwater Beach, voted the Nation’s Best in 2008, Safety Harbor’s abundant attractions include a large variety of dining options, Bayshore Linear Park, the gazebo, pier, and shops along an absolutely beautiful Main Street.

Safety Harbor Pier

3rd Friday Street Festival

Safety Harbor Resort & Spa Fountain

Safety Harbor Gazebo

A Safety Harbor Park