Khenpo Karma Tenkyong Weekend Visit and Shamatha Retreat

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Karma Thegsum Choling Jacksonville is honored to announce that Khenpo Tenkyong will lead us in a Shamatha Meditation Retreat March 8th-10th. Shamatha meditation or “Calm-Abiding” meditation is the foundational practice of all Buddhist traditions. Khenpo Tenkyong combines traditional teachings with non-traditional methods in a fresh and delightful way. Whether you are a new student to meditation or a senior meditator, this will be the retreat for you to deepen your understanding and practice of meditation!

ABOUT KHENPO TENKYONG: Khenpo Tenkyong is a dynamic teacher committed to protecting nature and spreading Dharma blessings to children and adults everywhere. As a bridge between ancient ways and modern needs, Khenpo Tenkyong meets students where they are in order to build strong foundations for strong practice. In 2001 Khenpo Tenkyong was awarded the Degree of Master of the Buddha’s Teaching in the Sutra Tradition from Sampuranand University. In October 2002, Khenpo was bestowed the title of “khenpo”(Spiritual title and degree in Tibetan Buddhism) by His Holiness the 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje. Skilled in meditation, yoga, and understanding precious nature Khenpo Tenkyong’s passion for life can be felt in all of his teachings.

WEEKEND SCHEDULE: Friday, March 8th 7 PM Public Talk: Himalayan Yoga

The cultivation of a peaceful mind centers around meditation, which relies on the foundation of a flexible body. Simple Himalayan yoga movements, meditation techniques, and breathing techniques help open your body and prepare you for meditation, stimulate the nervous and circulatory systems, improve breathing, increase flexibility, and open energy centers.

Location: Tehila’s 1250 S Mc Duff Ave $10 Suggested Donation for Public Talk

Saturday, March 9th 10am-12pm: Teaching & Meditation Practice 12pm-2pm: Lunch Break & Interviews 2pm-4pm: Teaching & Meditation Practice 6:30pm: Refuge Ceremony Location: KTC JAX

Sunday, March 10th 10am-12pm: Teaching & Meditation Practice 12pm-3pm: Lunch Break & Interviews 3pm-5pm: Teaching & Closing Remarks Location: KTC JAX

SUGGESTED DONATIONS/TEACHING FEES: $25 per Day $80 for entire weekend

To register for the weekend teaching please visit:

Preregistration is encouraged so we can plan for the number of attendees. Thanks for your help!

PLEASE NOTE: KTC Jax brings authentic Buddhist teachers to the Jacksonville area year-round for programs and retreats. Suggested donations are requested to offset the costs associated with holding these special events. We always greatly appreciate your generosity but no one has ever been turned away because they couldn’t make a donation. We want as many people as possible to attend. Volunteer Scholarships are also available for those interested. Please let us know!

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