Mountain Retreat with Gen-la Jampa

January 8th - February 18th


(Limited in-person capacity, more info coming soon)

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

Session 3 | 4 - 5:30pm

Session 4 | 7:30 - 9pm


Session 1 | 7:30 - 9am

Session 2 | 11am - 12:30pm


6-Week Schedule

Week 1, Jan 8th - Jan 14th | Training in the 11 Yogas of Generation Stage

Sadhana: Quick Path to Great Bliss


Week 2, Jan 15th - Jan 21st |  Training in Tranquil Abiding Meditation on Generation Stage

Sadhana: Quick Path to Great Bliss


Week 3, Jan 22nd - Jan 28th | Training in Tranquil Abiding Meditation on the Body Mandala

Sadhana: Quick Path to Great Bliss


Week 4, Jan 29th - Feb 4th | Training in Completion Stage Meditation

Sadhana: The Great Liberation of The Mother


Week 5, Feb 5th - Feb 11th | Training in Tranquil Abiding Meditation on the Yoga of the Channel, Drop and Wind

Sadhana: The Great Liberation of The Mother


Week 6, Feb 12th - Feb 18th | Training in The Uncommon Yoga of Inconceivability

Sadhana: The Uncommon Yoga of Inconceivability

During this retreat, we will observe silence until lunch each day of the whole retreat. 

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 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 or triple accommodations. Priority is given to those wishing to attend all 6 weeks. For twin or triple rooms, you must arrange for your own roommate.

At this time, dorms can only be booked for all 6 weeks

In-Person & Live-Stream Registration

Entire event registration has been extended until 9am MT on November 15th

Registration for partial event will begin at 10am MT on November 15th

6701 East Mountain Ranch Road

Williams, AZ  86046

Tel: (928) 637-6232