The Power of Reliance: Guru Yoga Mandala Offering Retreat

We all wish for spiritual realizations, but these depend upon creating certain inner conditions such as purifying negativity, accumulating merit, and receiving blessings.

In this retreat we focus on the preliminary practices of accumulating merit and receiving blessings. Making mandala offerings is the gateway to accumulating the collection of merit and attaining an enlightened pure land and Guru yoga is the gateway to receiving powerful blessings of all the Buddhas of the 10 directions through our Spiritual Guide.

Everyone is welcome to engage in this retreat! Join us for the entire retreat, or drop in on a day or session that works for you. The Saturday morning introduction will include a teaching and an explanation of the practice of mandala offerings. The remaining retreat sessions will consist of a brief teaching, chanted prayers, and making mandala offerings. 

Registration Details

Cost: Entire retreat: discounted rate of $40; free for members

Saturday only: $30 through May 6, $35 after
Sunday only: $10

Hourly Schedule

Saturday, May 13

9 - 10:30 AM
11:30 AM - 1 PM
Session 1
2:30 - 4 PM
Session 2
6 - 7:30 PM
Session 3

Sunday, May 14

10 - 11:15 AM
Meditations for World Peace
2:30 - 4 PM
Session 4
6 - 7:30 PM
Session 5
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Saturday May 13 2023


9:00 am - 7:30 pm


  • Gen Kelsang Dorje
    Gen Kelsang Dorje

    The Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Center Florida is Buddhist monk Gen Kelsang Dorje.

    Gen Dorje has been studying and practicing Buddhism for over 20 years under the guidance of his teacher Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, the founder of the New Kadampa Tradition.

    Gen Dorje 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.