Joint retreat with
KMC Los Angeles & KMC San Francisco

Journey into
Your Subtle Mind

The 6 Stages of Training in Mahamudra

Thursday, April 28th - Sunday, May 1st



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TOPICThe sutra presentation of Mahamudra emphasizes meditations on different levels of the clear, pristine nature of our own mind. These sublime meditations are deeply relaxing, and profoundly illuminating. Through these practices we gain deep insight into the flexible and limitless nature of our own mind. This in turn helps us to understand through our own experience the validity of the Buddhist spiritual path as a method to actualize our potential for lasting happiness and freedom and ultimately, our own enlightenment.

InspirationAt the 2007 Festival, Venerable Geshe-la taught, “Buddha said, “If you realize your mind, you will become a Buddha. You should not seek Buddhahood in any other place.” Gen Rigpa and Gen Choma will guide the retreat sessions and share teachings from the book Mahamudra Tantra and the 2007 Fall Festival with Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.

Retreat Teachers

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from KMC SF

Gen Kelsang Choma

from KMC LA

Gen Kelsang Rigpa

Gen Kelsang Choma is a senior Kadampa Teacher and Buddhist nun with over 30 years experience. She is the Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Center San Francisco. People enjoy her teachings for their clarity and warmth.

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.

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Retreat Schedule

Thursday, April 28th
Intro | 7:30 - 9pm
Friday, April 29th
Session 1 | 9 - 10:15am
Session 2 | 11:30am - 1pm
Melodious Drum | 6 - 9pm
Saturday, April 30th
Session 1 | 9 - 10:15am
Session 2 | 11:30am - 1pm
Session 3 | 4:15 - 5:30pm
Session 4 | 7:30 - 9pm
Sunday, May 1st
Session 1 | 9 - 10:15am
Optional drop in class with Gen-la Jampa | 11am-12:15pm

Replay Options

Each session will be available for replay for 1 week
Video replays can be accessed 5 minutes after the session until 11:59PM Sunday, May 8
Retreat Venue

International Kadampa Retreat Center Grand Canyon was founded by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche in 2017. Located in northern Arizona just an hour from the Grand Canyon, it is ideally suited for both individual and group retreats. The center is also the site of the fifth Kadampa Temple for World Peace.

Address: 6701 E. Mountain Ranch Rd. Williams AZ, 86046

During the Breaks

In addition to the retreat, the IKRC Gift Shop and Cafe will be open during the breaks.

The café offers locally roasted coffee, tea, cold drinks, snacks, and pastries with gluten and dairy-free options. 

The gift shop is located across from the lobby. It offers a range of meditation accessories including guided meditation CDs, and a comprehensive collection of books, CDs, prayer booklets, and art cards. 

Retreat Schedule

Thursday, April 28th
Intro | 7:30 - 9pm
Friday, April 29th
Session 1 | 9 - 10:15am
Session 2 | 11:30am - 1pm
Melodious Drum | 6 - 9pm
Saturday, April 30th
Session 1 | 9 - 10:15am
Session 2 | 11:30am - 1pm
Session 3 | 4:15 - 5:30pm
Session 4 | 7:30 - 9pm
Sunday, May 1st
Session 1 | 9 - 10:15am
Optional drop in class with Gen-la Jampa | 11am-12:15pm
Retreat Venue

International Kadampa Retreat Center Grand Canyon was founded by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche in 2017. Located in northern Arizona, just an hour from the Grand Canyon, it is ideally suited for both individual and group retreats. The center is also the site of the fifth Kadampa Temple for World Peace.

Address: 6701 E. Mountain Ranch Rd. Williams AZ, 86046

During the Breaks

In addition to the retreat, IKRC Grand Canyon has a Gift Shop and Cafe that will be open during your visit.

The café offers locally roasted coffee, tea, cold drinks, snacks, and pastries with gluten and dairy-free options. 

The gift shop is located across from the lobby. It offers a range of meditation accessories including guided meditation CDs, and a comprehensive collection of books, CDs, prayer booklets, and art cards. 

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Registration Details

Retreat Cost: $150/person*
*Accommodation and Meals extra

IKRC Grand Canyon Accommodations and meals 

  • All rooms are ensuite with the exception of some dorms.

  • All rates include a vegetarian continental-style breakfast.

  • Light snacks are available in the World Peace Café during courses and events.

Meals
Accommodation bookings include breakfast. Lunch and Dinner are $5 each and can be added to your cart at the time of registration. Our meals are vegetarian and may include gluten, eggs and dairy products. We usually have gluten free and dairy free options. We regret we cannot cater for specific dietary requirements. However, please notify us if you suffer from a severe allergy (e.g. nut allergy).

Weather
This is Northern Arizona! On average, there are 266 sunny days per year. In May, daily high temperatures range from 64°F to 74°F. Daily low temperatures range from 36°F to 43°F.

Onsite Accommodations
On-site accommodation is available for those attending this retreat. Rooms are subject to availability. Note that there is no television or phone in the rooms, and that the Internet is accessible only in certain locations. Check-in time is 3pm. Check-out is 11am.

Single Room $590 per person (Meals included)

Double Room $790 per room booked with a roommate ( Meals included )

Dormitory: $290 per person (Meals included) To stay in the dormitory for the retreat, you will need either proof of Covid vaccine or a negative Covid test taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival. 
Camping: $225 per person (Meals included)

Registering for a Double Room
Please designate one person to book the room and list all roommates on your booking form.

Registration Details

Retreat Cost: $150/person*
*Accommodation and Meals extra

To attend this retreat at the IKRC you will either need proof of Covid vaccine or a negative Covid test taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival.  https://www.meditationinnorthernarizona.org/covid-19

IKRC Grand Canyon Accommodations and meals 

  • All rooms are ensuite with the exception of some dorms.

  • All rates include a vegetarian, continental-style breakfast.

  • Additional community meals are available for purchase when registering. Light snacks are available in the World Peace Café during courses and events.

Meals
Accommodation bookings include breakfast. Lunch and Dinner are $5 each and can be added to your cart at the time of registration. Our meals are vegetarian and may include gluten, eggs and dairy products. We usually have gluten free and dairy free options. We regret we cannot cater for specific dietary requirements. However, please notify us if you suffer from a severe allergy (e.g. nut allergy).

Weather
This is Northern Arizona! On average, there are 266 sunny days per year. In May, daily high temperatures range from 64°F to 74°F. Daily low temperatures range from 36°F to 43°F.

Onsite Accommodations
On-site accommodation is available for those attending this retreat. Rooms are subject to availability. Note that there is no television or phone in the rooms, and that the Internet is only accessible in certain locations. Check-in time is 3pm. Check-out is 11am.

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Single Room $590 pp (Meals included)

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Double Room $790 pp booked with a roommate ( Meals included )

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Dormitory: $290 pp (Meals included)

    Registering for a Double Room
    Please designate one person to book the room. Please list all roommates on your booking form.