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January 7 - February 17

Online & In-Person

The first three weeks of retreat Gen-la Jampa will give commentary to our daily Heart Jewel prayers from the book Heart Jewel. Each week will begin on Friday and end on Thursday afteroon.

January 7 - January 27th

Week 1 - Commentary and meditations on Heart Jewel sadhana, both Je Tsongkhapa &

Dorje Shugden prayers.

Week 2 - Emphasize engaging in the different Migstema request prayers from Heart Jewel book.

Week 3 - One week of Lamrim meditation using Heart Jewel prayers and the meditations in Part 1 of Modern Buddhism.

In the second three weeks of retreat, Gen-la Jampa will give commentary to the Yoga of Buddha Heruka and give direct insights into the practice following granting the HYT empowerments from Summer Festival 2021. Each week will begin on Friday and end on Thursday afternoon.

January 28 - February 17

Week 4 - Commentary and meditations on Yoga of Buddha Heruka sadhana From Part 2 of Modern Buddhism.


Week 5 - Training in tranquil abiding on generation stage of Heruka body mandala using the Yoga of Buddha Heruka sadhana.

Week 6 - Training in tranquil abiding on completion stage using the Yoga of Buddha Heruka sadhana.

Registration is now open for all 6 weeks, both online and in-person. Individual weeks will open soon. 

Heruka Counting Retreat

This year we have an opportunity to offer a Heruka close retreat in conjunction with the Mountain Retreat. The close retreat will be held in a separate meditation room and will begin on the evening of January 2nd. The conclusion of the retreat will be on the 26th of February with a Heruka Fire Puja. This retreat will be offered in person only.

Please plan on arriving no later than December 31st for preparations. 

Please email with questions.

Life-Changing Experience

Attending the Mountain Retreat at the Kadampa World Peace Temple Grand Canyon and being guided through all 6 weeks or even 1 week with Gen-la Jampa who granted the HYT empowerment this summer will be a life-changing experience.   


We recommend everyone who can attend in person should try to attend in person. Given the continuing unusual circumstances this year, we will also offer all 6 weeks of this retreat via live stream to those who are not able to attend in person. 

Streaming Information

Online attendees will be allowed 1 week following the last session to view the retreat. 

There will also be an online portal to submit questions, watch helpful videos, and more.

Who Can Attend via Live-stream

Due to travel restrictions and the uncertainty around the pandemic at this time, we understand that not everyone can attend in-person at the Temple. Our requirement for attending the live-stream retreats is that, though you are not able to, you had the intention to attend the retreat in-person. 

Attending The Retreat in the Temple

Those attending the retreat for any period of time will be required to have either a negative COVID test before arrival or be fully vaccinated.

Masks will be required at all times while onsite. 

Accomidations & Upgrades

We have upgraded some of our rooms with radiator heating! 

Rooms must be booked from Friday to Thursday for weekly stays. 

We have a new cafe just next to our gift shop that will be open between sessions serving hot drinks and plenty of locally scoursed goodies!

About The Teacher

Deputy Spiritual Director of the New Kadampa Tradition

and Resident Teacher at IKRC Grand Canyon


Gen-la Jampa is an internationally renowned, ordained Buddhist teacher and the Deputy Spiritual Director of the New Kadampa Tradition - International Kadampa Buddhist Union (NKT-IKBU).

As a senior NKT teacher, Gen-la Jampa has been a student of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso for many years, and under Geshe-la's guidance has taught at many centers and events around the world. 

Gen-la is well-loved for his clear and inspiring teachings and his ability to touch people’s hearts through his sincerity and loving-kindness.