January 7 - February 17
6 Week Portal

 Welcome to the 2022 Mountain Retreat Portal page. 

At the bottom of this page is some personal advice from Gen-la Jampa on how to get the most out of your online retreat.  Please enjoy.

Sessions time are in Arizona time. Click here to see the current time difference.


Replays will be made available for one week after the final session. 

Tech Support Questions and FAQ's about Zoom and streaming can be found by clicking on this link

We recommend if you have not already, purchase the Heart Jewel Book and sadhana. We will be using these for every session during this first week. 

Click here to download reading suggestions and meditations for each session

Week 1

Heart Jewel - Use the links below to purchase your copies from Tharpa Publications



Daily Retreat Schedule:

Session times are live in AZ time

Introduction Talk : 7:30pm – 9:00pm

Saturday - Wednesday

Session 1: 7:30am - 9:00am
Session 2: 11:00am - 12:30pm

*Sunday 10:00 - 11:30am
Session 3: 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Session 4: 7:30pm – 9:00pm


Session 1: 7:30am - 9:00am

Session 2: 11:00am - 12:30pm

My Vajradhara

Why do retreat!

candid moments at the IKRC Grand Canyon


Some advice from Gen-la Jampa

If possible, find a clean and quiet place where you can engage in the meditation sessions during the retreat. Once you have found a good place in your home, you should then clean the meditation room or space, and set up a shrine with representations of Buddha’s body, speech, and mind. On the shrine, you can arrange suitable offerings.


For more information on setting up your meditation space, please see Joyful Path of Good Fortune in the chapter, ‘Preparing for Meditation’.

It is also recommended that you begin to think about your retreat boundaries that are appropriate for your particular circumstances. Maintaining retreat boundaries is a special method to reduce distracting thoughts and activities that would interfere with concentration during the meditation sessions.  


Retreat boundaries will be explained briefly in the Friday introductions; however, it is suggested that you read more about this in Heart Jewel in the chapter, ‘Close Retreat’.

You should also check to make sure that you have the appropriate sadhana and book(s) for that particular week of retreat.

Finally, deeply rejoice in your good fortune in having the opportunity to engage in such a profound and meaningful start to the New Year!