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IKRC AWAY RETREAT “Making Friends with Buddha” with KMC LA & KMC SF: 04-25 to 04-28

April 25 - April 28

$5.00 – $1,540.00
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“Making Friends with Buddha” 2024 IKRC Away Retreat with KMC LA & KMC SF

at International Kadampa Retreat Center – Grand Canyon, 6701 E Mountain Ranch Rd, Williams, Arizona 86046

Thursday, April 25 @ 7:30  thru Sunday, April 28 @ 10:15a

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** RESERVATIONS FOR LODGING & RETREAT NOW OPEN FOR BOOKING!**

“Please give me the light of your wisdom
To dispel the darkness of my mind
And to heal my mental continuum.”

The Liberating Prayer

Retreat Topic: If we draw close to Buddha, we have a supreme and unchanging friend in our corner at all times. One of the central practices of Kadampa Meditation Centers is the recitation and contemplation of The Liberating Prayer. This beautiful praise to Buddha Shakyamuni, composed by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso directly for us, is a profound exploration of the nature of enlightenment that allows us to open up to and connect with the blessings of the Buddhas, thereby greatly inspiring us on our own path to enlightenment.

Gen Choma and Gen Rigpa will guide meditations and share insights based on Geshe Kelsang’s commentaries that will allow us to go deeper in our own contemplations on this beautiful, poetic, inspiring prayer.

Retreat Description: During retreat we take ourselves away from our usual routines, setting aside busyness and the constant buzz of technology and modern life. We learn how to turn inward to access the natural peace, stillness and power that exists within us. A perfect opportunity to go inside and connect with the boundless potential of your own mind, you are warmly invited to participate in this special retreat. Everyone is welcome.

Retreat Schedule

Thursday, April 25, 2024
Intro | 7:30 – 9pm
Friday, April 26, 2024
Session 1 | 8:30 – 10am
Session 2 | 11am – 12:30pm
Session 3 | 4 – 5:30pm
WFJ w/Tsog | 8-9:15 pm
Saturday, April 27, 2024
Session 1 | 9 – 10:15am
Session 2 | 11:15am – 12:30pm
Session 3 | 4:15 – 5:30pm
Session 4 | 8 – 9:15pm
Sunday, April 28, 2024
Session 1 | 9 – 10:15am
Optional drop-in Sun GP class | 11 am-12:15 pm

Retreat Location: IKRC Grand Canyon near Williams, AZ, is the site of the Kadampa Buddhist Temple. IKRC  The beauty and serenity of the natural environment provides an ideal setting for reflection and meditation. You may reserve to stay on-site in the lodge rooms or dorm rooms or campsites (includes 8 vegetarian meals), or arrange off-site accommodations (hotels, AirBnB, etc) of your choosing in the charming nearby towns.

Retreat Teachers:

Gen Kelsang Rigpa is the Western US National Spiritual Director of the NKT-IKBU and the Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Center LA. Through his clear presentation and heartfelt teachings, he is able to help students easily integrate Buddha’s timeless teachings into our modern world, in a way that makes everyday life joyful and meaningful.

Gen Kelsang Choma is a senior Teacher and Buddhist nun with the New Kadampa Tradition of Modern Buddhism. She has studied extensively on the Teacher Training Program of the New Kadampa Tradition for over 30 years and is qualified to teach both Sutra and Tantra. She is the Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Center San Francisco and is invited to teach nationally. People enjoy her teachings for their clarity and warmth.

Retreat & Accommodation Pricing

*Check-in: Thurs 4/25 from 3-5pm – *Check out: Sun 4/28 at 11am    *See more about IKRC and accommodations at the IKRC website.

Staying off-site? Attend Retreat only – Includes full retreat for 1 person – no lodging; no meals $150 per person
Private Single Room – Price per room, includes full retreat, lodging and 8 meals for 1 person $600 per room
     *Note: the Double Rooms below are booked with a roommate of your choosing
Private Double Room – Price per room, includes full retreat, lodging and 8 meals for 2 persons $810 per room
     *Note: the Triple & Quad Rooms below are booked with roommates of your choosing, either all male or all female
Private Triple Roommust reserve for either all male or all female roommates, per IKRC rules –Price per room, includes full retreat, lodging and 8 meals for 3 persons $1150 per room
Private Quad Room – must reserve for either all male or all female roommates, per IKRC rules – 4 individual beds – Price per room, includes full retreat, lodging and 8 meals for 4 persons $1540 per room
Female Dorm Room (bunkbed with sheets & pillow; bring your own towels & blanket or sleeping bag, or add on a “Linen Pack” below) – Room with ensuite bath, shared with up to 6 people – Price per person includes full retreat and 8 meals for 1 person $325 per person
Male Dorm Room (bunkbed with sheets & pillow; bring your own towels & blanket or sleeping bag, or add on a “Linen Pack” below) – Room with ensuite bath, shared with up to 6 people – Price per person includes full retreat and 8 meals for 1 person $325 per person
Camping (bring your own tent, sleeping bag, & camping gear) – Campers share communal shower room & bathrooms – Price per person, includes full retreat and 8 meals for 1 person. $265 per person
Linen Pack – add-on package for Dorm Room guests – includes towel and comforter $5 per pack
8-Meal Pack – add-on for those staying off-site – Includes Thur dinner – Fri & Sat breakfast/lunch/dinner – Sun breakfast $56 per person
5-Meal Pack – add-on for those staying off-site – Includes Thur dinner – Fri & Sat lunch/dinner $35 per person

Note: After Feb 14, if tickets do not appear available below, it means that option is Sold Out. To join a waitlist to be notified if a particular option becomes available later due to cancellation, please email us.

Details

Start:
April 25
End:
April 28
Cost:
$5.00 – $1,540.00
Event Category:

Organizer

Kadampa Meditation Center Los Angeles
Phone
323-486-7074
Email
info@meditateinla.org
View Organizer Website

Venue

IKRC Grand Canyon
6701 E. Mountain Ranch Rd.
Williams, AZ 86046 United States
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Phone
323-486-7074
View Venue Website

Tickets

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IKRC RETREAT ONLY (for off-site guests) 04-25 to 04-28
For those staying off-site - Includes full retreat for 1 person - no lodging; no meals
$ 150.00
Unlimited
IKRC Retreat: Private Single Room 04-25 to 04-28
Price per room, includes full retreat, lodging and 8 meals for 1 person
$ 600.00
3 available
IKRC Retreat: Private Double Room 04-25 to 04-28
Price per room, includes full retreat, lodging and 8 meals for 2 persons - please provide names of both guests when booking
$ 810.00
8 available
IKRC Retreat: Private Triple Room 04-25 to 04-28
Booked with roommates of your choosing *Must reserve for either ALL male or ALL female roommates, per IKRC rules - Price per room, includes full retreat, lodging and 8 meals for 3 persons
$ 1,150.00
1 available
IKRC Retreat: Private Quad Room 04-25 to 04-28
Booked with roommates of your choosing. **Must reserve for either ALL male or ALL female roommates, per IKRC rules - 4 individual beds - Price per room, includes full retreat, lodging and 8 meals for 4 persons
$ 1,540.00
1 available
IKRC Retreat: Female Dorm Room 04-25 to 04-28
Dorm Room with ensuite bath, shared with up to 6 people - Price per person; includes full retreat, bunkbed with sheets & pillow (bring your own towels & blanket / sleeping bag, or add on a "Linen Pack" below), and 8 meals for 1 person
$ 325.00
IKRC Retreat: Male Dorm Room 04-25 to 04-28
Dorm Room with ensuite bath, shared with up to 6 people - Price per person; includes full retreat, bunkbed with sheets & pillow (bring your own towels & blanket / sleeping bag, or add on a "Linen Pack" below), and 8 meals for 1 person
$ 325.00
IKRC Retreat: Linen Pack Add-on for Dorm Rooms
add-on package for Dorm Room guests - includes a towel and comforter for use during your stay
$ 5.00
Unlimited
IKRC Retreat: Camping 04-25 to 04-28
Bring your own tent, sleeping bag, & camping gear - Campers share communal shower room & bathrooms - Price per person, includes full retreat and 8 meals for 1 person.
$ 265.00
10 available
IKRC Retreat: 8-meal Pack Add-on
add-on for those staying off-site - Includes Thur dinner - Fri & Sat breakfast/lunch/dinner - Sun breakfast
$ 56.00
Unlimited
IKRC Retreat: 5-Meal Pack add-on
add-on for those staying off-site - Includes Thur: dinner - Fri & Sat: lunch/dinner
$ 35.00
Unlimited