January 2 - February 26
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 EPC@MeditationInNorthernArizona.org with questions.
For more information on a close or counting retreat, you can read the sections below to find all the information you need about these.
Modern Buddhism - Appendix IV How to engage in retreat on Heruka Body Mandala
Essence of Vajrayana 2nd edition Explanation of close retreat
The New Guide to Dakini Land - Close Retreat
Attending the retreat
Those attending the retreat will be required to have either a negative COVID test before arrival or be fully vaccinated.
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.