Open Hours & Tours
Kadampa Meditation Center Florida has regular open hours for anyone to drop in. During this time, the facility is open to everyone to enjoy the meditation rooms, bookstore, grounds and community room. Our open hours during the week may vary depending upon volunteer availability. We are happy to accommodate visitors, please call in advance to check availability. The center is also open around our various events. Please check the online calendar for more information.
Housed inside the main meditation room is a complete Buddhist shrine whose main statues were cast, painted and gilded by a dedicated team of Buddhist artists from around the world. The largest statue and central figure is an eight foot statue of Buddha Shakyamuni, the founder of the Buddhist religion in this world. On either side of him are Buddha’s of Wisdom and Compassion, Arya Tara and Avalokiteshvara. As a bird needs two wings to fly to its destination, Buddhist practitioners must develop their wisdom and compassion to reach the goal of enlightenment.
During times when there are no scheduled meditation sessions or classes, visitors are welcome to sit quietly in the meditation room to admire the artwork, enjoy the blessed and peaceful meditation space, engage in their own meditation practice or read a book from our lending library.
KMC Florida is also open to hosting school or group visits. Please contact us at info@MeditationInSarasota.org to arrange a visit. Students are also welcome to come to any classes or drop in during open hours.