Mountain Retreat with Gen-la Jampa

January 8th - February 18th


(Limited in-person capacity)

Please see our COVID-19 guidelines for In-Person attendees

Every year, people from all over the world travel to the IKRC Grand Canyon to take part in this special 6-week meditation retreat, conceived and named by Venerable Geshe-la himself. It is a wonderful opportunity to be guided in retreat by a qualified Teacher and to go deeper into spiritual practice. The beautiful Kadampa World Peace Temple, set within an idyllic winter wonderland, provides a perfect retreat environment. 


During this year’s Mountain Retreat, Gen-la Jampa will guide all 6 weeks on the Highest Yoga Tantra practice of Venerable Vajrayogini, including both generation stage and completion stage. This is a rare opportunity that you won’t want to miss! 

“The beautiful Mother of the Conquerors is the outer Yogini,

The letter BAM is the supreme inner Vajra Queen,

The clarity and emptiness of the mind itself is the secret Dakini Mother;

May I enjoy the sport of seeing the self-nature of each.”

About the Teacher


Gen-la Jampa is an internationally renowned Buddhist ordained teacher, the Deputy Spiritual Director of the New Kadampa Tradition - International Kadampa Buddhist Union (NKT-IKBU) and the Resident Teacher of the IKRC Grand Canyon. As a senior teacher of the NKT, Gen-la Jampa has been a student of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso for many years and under his guidance has taught at many centers and events internationally. 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. 



Introduction | 7:30 - 9pm

Saturday - Wednesday

Session 1 | 7:30 - 9am

Session 2 | 11am - 12:30pm 
  *Sundays 11:30 am - 1 pm

Session 3 | 4 - 5:30pm

Session 4 | 7:30 - 9pm


Session 1 | 7:30 - 9am

Session 2 | 11am - 12:30pm

Audio recordings will not be available for purchase for this retreat

Live-Stream Retreat


We know because of COVID, not everyone will be able to attend this year's retreat in-person. So, we are happy to be able to offer you the retreat via live-stream! Here are a couple questions you might have that we are able to answer:

Who can register for live-stream?

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. 

How many weeks can I register for?

Registration is only for full weeks. You may register for any amount of weeks that you wish. 

How long will replay videos be available?

Week-long retreats will be available for one week after each retreat ends.


In-Person Retreat


Because at our facility we have a lot of space in public areas such as in the Temple, dining area, and have plenty of accommodation capacity, we feel we can facilitate an in-person retreat with an abundance of caution. Here are a couple of questions you might have that we are able to answer:

What accommodations are available to book?

We have limited onsite accommodation and will be able to offer private, twin triple or dorm accommodations. Priority is given to those wishing to attend all 6 weeks. For twin or triple rooms, you must arrange for your own roommate.

In order to attend in-person and stay onsite, you must provide a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of arrival. 

Dorms are now available for a 1-week stay. 

In-Person Registration

Entire event or partial event registration now available. 

Live-Stream Registration

6701 East Mountain Ranch Road

Williams, AZ  86046

Tel: (928) 637-6232