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Fri, Dec 01



Unicoi Mountain Meditation Retreat

Healing the World: Meditations on the Heart Opening Practice of Taking and Giving

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Unicoi Mountain Meditation Retreat
Unicoi Mountain Meditation Retreat

Time & Location

Dec 01, 2023, 5:00 PM EST – Dec 03, 2023, 12:45 PM EST

Helen, Unicoi Bottoms Rd, Helen, GA 30545, USA

About the event

Friday, December 1 to Sunday, December 3, 2023 A weekend of meditations on the healing practice of taking and giving In the North Georgia Mountains at Unicoi State Park's Beach House with Kadampa Teachers Kelsang Dechok & Gen Kelsang Norbu

Spend a relaxing and meaningful weekend away in the tranquil setting of Unicoi State Park with qualified teachers from our regional Kadampa Centers and discussing with spiritual friends. This weekend will be a chance to rest, reflect and bring the meaning of loving kindness into our hearts. This is a special opportunity free from everyday distractions to spend time quieting the mind and deepening your meditation practice. No experience is necessary. Everyone is welcome!


Friday, December 1 

5 – 7:30 p.m. | Registration  

7:30 - 8:45 p.m. | Introduction and Meditation with Kelsang Dechok

Saturday, December 2 

8:30–9:45 a.m. | Session One with Gen Norbu 

11:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m. | Session Two with Gen Norbu 

12:30 p.m. | Vegetarian lunch provided 

4–5:15 p.m. | Session Three with Kelsang Dechok 

5:15–5:45 p.m. | Discussion and Q and A 

6:00 p.m. | Vegetarian dinner provided 

7:30-8:45 p.m. | Session Four with Kelsang Dechok

Sunday, December 3 

8:30-9:45 a.m. | Session Five with Gen Norbu 

11:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m. | Session Six with Kelsang Dechok 

12:15–12:45 p.m. | Final Discussion and Q and A


Location: We will be staying at Unicoi Park's Smith Creek Cottages and the Barrell Cottages which include a kitchenette furnished with dishes, pots, pans, range and refrigerator. There is also a sitting area with a fireplace. Linens including bed sheets, towels, etc. are provided.

Retreat Sessions: Each session will last approximately 60-90 minutes. Sessions include teachings, chanted prayers and meditations. Overall, the meditation portion of each session will range from twenty to forty-five minutes. During the retreat, we encourage you to maintain silence from the mornings through lunchtime. As this is a meditation retreat, we do request that you keep conversation inside the meditation room to a minimum, especially before a session begins.

Meals: A light vegetarian snack will be provided on Friday evening. Vegetarian lunch and dinner will be served on Saturday. Everyone is responsible for their own breakfast. Light snacks and drinks will be available throughout the weekend.


  • This is an in-person only event.
  • KMC GA Membership discount codes do not apply to this event.
  • CANCELLATIONS: When booking accommodations, a portion of your payment is non-refundable. If you cancel your room before November 10th, you will receive a refund minus $150 per room/per person. We cannot offer any accommodation reimbursements after November 15th.

Tickets (Book through the KMC GA website)

Private Room - $380.00

Additional Person in Private Room - $150.00

Shared Room per Person - $280.00

Friday – Sunday only with no accommodations - $160.00

Saturday only with no accommodations - $110.00

Sunday only with no accommodations - $40.00

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