Weekend Away Retreat
December 1-3 (Hawthorne, FL)
Nourishing Our Most Important Relationships
Buddha explained that if we wish to enjoy good relationships, it is essential that we learn to distinguish between love and desirous attachment. These two minds are easily confused but attachment gives rise to suffering such as craving, jealousy and conflict; whereas love never produces problems. During this retreat you will learn how to distinguish between these minds, free yourself from attachment and cultivate pure love for others. If we practice in this way our mind will remain peaceful and our relations will be enjoyable, stable and fulfilling.
Retreat sessions are guided by Kadam Carol Lutker and Gen Kelsang Chokyan, resident teachers of the Kadampa Buddhist Centers in Jacksonville and Tampa. These skilled instructors have many years of training in the teachings and meditation techniques of the New Kadampa Tradition of Buddhism established by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Each session includes instruction, traditional prayers and guided meditations for healing the mind and establishing inner peace.
Luther Springs Camp and Conference Center sits on 380 acres on a serene lake with miles of quiet walking trails and meditation spaces. There is also a swimming pool perfect for families with children. Accommodations include hotel style rooms, dormitories, cabins, camping and RV sites. Three vegetarian meals a day will be served as well and coffee, tea, and refreshments during breaks.
Children’s classes will be held during the meditation sessions.
- Please remember to observe silence while in the meditation and break-out rooms.
- Each teaching session will begin with Prayers for Meditation.
- Each Q&A session will begin with the Liberating Prayer.
264 Vause Lake Rd
Hawthorne, FL 32640
$75 per person includes all events, vegetarian meals and refreshments during breaks. Children under 13 may attend free. Lodging prices are additional as listed below.
All prices are per person.
Camping (bring own tent): $75
shower blocks available
Cabin (bring own bedding): $85
12 bunks beds with A/C and showers
Single Room: $225
Double Room: $135
Triple Room: $125
Family Room: $120
2 adults and up to 4 children
RV Hookups are available. Please call or email to arrange details and pricing.