Mountain Retreat 2020

Gateways to Great Bliss, The Oral Instructions of Mahamudra 

January 3rd - February 13th

In this six-week retreat, which will be the first extended retreat to take place in our new Kadampa Temple, we have the great good fortune to meditate on the uncommon Mahamudra instructions of the Ganden Oral Lineage. 

Kadam Morten, who is known for his clarity and inspirational presentation of Dharma, will guide meditations on the four preliminary practices and the actual practice of Mahamudra. The aim of this retreat is to gain actual heartfelt experience of the profound and practical instructions in Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso's book, The oral Instructions of Mahamudra, through which full enlightenment can be attained in this very life. 

About the teacher

Kadam Morten is the Eastern US National Spiritual Director of the New Kadampa Tradition, and Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Center New York City. He is greatly admired as a meditation teacher and is especially known for his clarity, humor and inspirational presentation of Dharma. His teachings are always practical and easy to apply to everyday life. Through his gentle and joyful approach and his peaceful example, he has helped many people find true happiness in their hearts.


Preliminary Practices

Attend the whole retreat or any part that fits your schedule

Week 1 - Going for refuge

Week 2 - Vajrasattva Purification

Week 3 - Mandala Offering 

Week 4 - Guru Yoga

The Actual Practice of Mahamudra

Week 5 - Tranquil Abiding on the Mind

Week 6 - Superior Seeing on Emptiness


Daily Schedule

Each Friday starts with an introduction at 7:30pm 

Session 1: 7:00am - 8:30am
Session 2: 10:45am - 12:30pm
Session 3: 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Session 4: 7:30pm – 9:00pm

Each Thursday ends after the second session

























Books and sadhanas that will be used

Book - The Oral Instructions of Mahamudra 

Sadhanas - The Hundreds of Deities of the Joyful Land According to Highest Yoga Tantra, Offering to the Spiritual Guide, Wishfulfilling Jewel


IKRC Grand Canyon

6701 E Mountain Ranch Rd, Williams AZ, 86046

6701 East Mountain Ranch Road

Williams, AZ  86046

Tel: (928) 637-6232