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Giving Comfort & Joy

Annual Christmas Holiday Retreat

With Kadam Michelle Gauthier 

December 23 - 26

Throughout the holiday season, we often want to bring comfort and joy to those near and dear to us. 


During this weekend retreat, Kadam Michelle will guide us in the practice of taking suffering by means of compassion and giving joy by means of wisdom, which is one of the most powerful methods to opening our hearts to everyone, without exception. 


Taking and giving is practice for everyone, religious or not. We will learn to heal our minds and enhance our love, compassion, and wisdom

Retreat Schedule 

Friday, December 23
7:30pm - 8:45pm Introduction


Saturday, December 24
10:00 - 11:15am Session 1
4pm – 5:15pm Session 2


Sunday, December 25

10:00 - 11:15pm Session 1
1pm Christmas Lunch
4pm – 5:15pm Session 2


Monday, December 26

10:00 - 11:15 am Final Session

Kadam Michelle Gauthier

Kadam Michelle Gauthier is the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Center Tampa Bay and has been a disciple of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso for more than 25 years.

Before coming to Tampa Bay, she served as the Second Teacher, EPC and Treasurer at the IKRC Grand Canyon in Williams, AZ. She has also been Resident Teacher at KMC South Carolina, KMC Phoenix, and Dharmachakra Center in Palm Springs, CA.


She is an inspiring example of Modern Buddhism in practice. She presents Buddha’s teachings with beautiful clarity, warmth and sincerity, skillfully guiding people from all walks of life to find inner peace and lasting happiness.

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