A sick person cannot be cured by only reading instructions on the bottle, but he can be cured by actually taking the medicine. We can only solve our daily problems by taking Dharma into our heart and practicing it sincerely.
Tormas are traditional food offerings (usually made of marzipan) that are offered to the holy beings in various ritual practices and prayers. Learn the various types of tormas and how to make them in a qualified manner according to the New Kadampa lineage. Everyone is welcome and this workshop is suitable for all levels of experience! Cost: $15; ($10 for sponsors). Click here for more info.
Join us for a relaxing and meaningful spiritual weekend getaway! This year’s Florida Dharma Celebration is being held March 14 - 16 at our sister center in Sarasota. Click here for more information.
We have spent every minute of every day since we were born trying to be happy, and yet we have still not managed to attain lasting happiness. How is this possible when we have put so much energy and effort into one single pursuit? In this series we will explore the answer to this life-long riddle, as well as methods to attain true and lasting happiness. Classes $10 each and are held at several Tampa Bay locations. Click here for further information.
Without first developing inner peace, world peace will remain impossible to achieve. We all have within us the potential for peace and happiness. Cultivating this potential creates the harmony we seek. If you are seeking inner peace, join us this Sunday at 10am for Prayers for World Peace. Free! Click here for more info.
Even if someone I have helped
And of whom I had great hopes
Nevertheless harms me intentionally,
May I see him or her as my holy spiritual guide.
- Eight Verses of Training the Mind
Amitayus is the Buddha of long life, merit, and wisdom. By engaging in Amitayus practice, we can develop these qualities — all essential for our spiritual development. Participants in this year’s Florida Dharma Celebration at the Kadampa Meditation Center in Sarasota will receive the blessing empowerment of Amitayus. An empowerment is a beautiful blessing and guided meditation that enables us to create a special connection with an enlightened being. Open to everyone, the annual Florida Dharma Celebration is a joyous occasion when people gather from around this region to receive spiritual inspiration and wisdom.