A Joyful and Meaningful Life| Weekend Courses

With Guest Teacher, Kadam Michelle

Day Course: Saturday, April 22 | 2–5:30p.m.  A Meaningful Life
Guided Meditation Retreat: Sunday , April 23 | 2–6p.m.  An Inspired Heart


About the Teacher

Kadam Michelle Gauthier is the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Center Tampa Bay and has been a disciple of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for more than 25 years. Before coming to Tampa Bay, she served as the Second Teacher, Education Program Coordinator and Treasurer at the International Kadampa Retreat Center 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.

Pay in advance: Full weekend/ Sat Only $45/$35
Pay on the day:Full weekend/ Sat Only $50/$40
Sunday Only $10 per session
Free Sunday for FP & TTP students
Recordings $20
Membership discounts do not apply to special events, visiting Teachers or out-of-town retreats.

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Saturday Day Course: A Meaningful Life
How can we create a deeply fulfilling and meaningful life? How can we find the peace and happiness we desire? How can we better help others, and contribute to making the world a better place?
Making time for the things that matter most can be hard to do in the busyness of daily life’s commitments and activities. But what would happen if we did? What would happen if we invested more in the most meaningful aspects of our lives? How could life be less ordinary, more fulfilling and even joyful?
In Buddhism, the epitome of the joyful and meaningful life is found within the way of life of the ‘Bodhisattva’ - a person progressing towards the enlightenment, in order to be of real benefit to everyone. In this course, Kadam Michelle will explain how to develop the mindset and daily actions of a Bodhisattva, so that our life begins to resemble the Bodhisattva’s way of life. We will learn how to practice the six main trainings of giving, moral discipline, patience, joyful effort, concentration and wisdom.

Sunday Guided Meditation Retreat: An Inspired Heart
Join us for three sessions of guided meditation as we explore practical methods of deepening our connection to our spiritual heart.


Saturday: Meditation Day Course
Session Times
4–5:30p.m. includes time for discussion and Q&A with Kadam Michelle

Sunday : Guided  Meditation Retreat
Session Times

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Saturday & Sunday , April 22–23 

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Kadampa Meditation Center Georgia
741 Edgewood Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

COVID-19 Safety Protocols
We care about your safety and well-being! 
Here is a list of COVID-19 prevention measures currently in place at KMC Georgia:

  • The uses of masks is voluntary. Please read the latest CDC mask guidance. 
  • We have a UV air purifier running at all times inside the main meditation room. All doors to the main meditation room will remain open during class to encourage air flow.
  • Chairs in the meditation rooms are placed to encourage social distancing. If you don't feel comfortable sitting in the main meditation room, you may sit in the smaller meditation room or in the reception/cafe area, where we have a TV monitor link and audio. If you are in the café area, you may still watch the class through the open glass doors.
  • We offer hand sanitizer to all our guests and volunteers, and sanitize all high touch areas before every class.