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White Sands Buddhist Center, Mims

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Buddhist monastery and meditation retreat center.

Teacher: Zen Master Khai Thien, Ph.D.

Dear Friends:

The White Sands Monastery features the three largest granite statues of the Buddha in the state of Florida on its grounds.

Our monastery is open to the public, and you are welcome to visit from dawn to dusk.

Our meditation services are held every Sunday from 10:00 am to 12:00 am. You are invited to join us for this event, which is given in both

English and Vietnamese.

On Wednesdays, public volunteers are invited to come participate in our weekly grounds-keeping activities.

If you would like more information, please visit our website at Our email:

Our phone number: 321-383-0723

Again, thank you very much and may you be happy and well.
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  • In the middle of nowhere is this beautiful Buddhist retreat. I wouldn't base a trip around the place because you probably would only spend an hour or 2 there but it is a serene place to stop by with....  more »
  • Interesting stop, the gentleman was more interested in walking on his treadmill than giving us a tour, but he reluctantly gave us a quick overcap. Very very interesting needed more information...  more »
  • There was no activity as it was mid-week. We enjoyed the quietness offered by the grounds. Browsed around, took a number of photos, visited the gift shop... all without fighting crowds. There is.....  more »
  • One off the coolest places I have EVER been! Make sure to check out the gift shop. After doing that ask for the free tour. The gentlemen who gives the tour is super nice and has so much knowledge of the history of Buddhism and the White Sands Temple. After the tour you are free to explore the grounds. I have been back since to meditate and just relax in a place where be with my thoughts. Anyone who has some time on their hands please visit! You will thank me later.
  • Tranquil Sanctuary. Great for a quiet walk and peaceful moments. The statues are impressive in size.
  • If I had to chose one word to describe white sands Buddhist temple it would be " tranquility " . I loved the gift shop, and the staff were exceptionally kind and helpful. Make sure you keep an eye out for the white short hair feline.
  • Beautiful place, I love it. Charlotte very nice person at the Gift Shop. Very good atmosphere.
  • Absolutely beautiful. It's small, off the main road. Quiet, peaceful, a great place to spend time meditating, walking the grounds and admiring the statues. Highly recommended.

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