Fri 19 Oct - Wed 24 Oct
Gen Sanden and Gen Khedrub

Location: International Kadampa Retreat Centre Grand Canyon · 6701 E. Mountain Ranch Road

Cost: See Details
Heart Practices of Training the Mind – Retreat in Arizona

Need a break from the daily grind? Need a boost of positive energy?

Come experience some peace, quiet, beautiful teachings and guided meditation in the rejuvenating environment of our retreat centre in the Grand Canyon.

The first half of the retreat will focus on powerful meditations from Buddha’s teachings on Training the Mind. These meditations will help us to create a rejuvenating and peaceful environment within.

The second half of the retreat will take us on an inner journey into the Tantric practice of Buddha Amitayus. This practice immediately helps to increase our store of positive energy and wisdom and protects us from harm, directly leading us to permanent happiness and even to enlightenment!  The retreat will follow teachings from the NKT International Fall Festival and will be led by two well known Kadampa Buddhist teachers, Gen Sanden, from Vancouver, BC, and Gen Khedrub, from Seattle.

Return home with a renewed sense of purpose and joy.


International Kadampa Retreat Center Grand Canyon is part of an international spiritual community dedicated to achieving world peace through following the Buddhist path. You will find a warm, friendly community here, who strives to exemplify Buddhist practice through public service. This includes providing everyone, regardless of background, experience or belief, the opportunity to learn how to achieve inner peace and happiness through meditation.

IKRC Grand Canyon is located 2.5 hours north of Phoenix, Arizona.

HOW TO GET THERE?  Please see this travel page.


*All costs are in USD*

Teachings & Meals
Retreat fees below include teachings & meditations, and lunches and dinners.

  • Full retreat: $290 USD
  • Per day: $60 USD

Accommodations are onsite at the retreat centre.  Fees below include breakfast and linens.

  • DORM Accommodation | $25/night (Up to 6 people per room, bunk beds)
  • SHARED Accommodation | $45/night (3 individual beds per room. Roommates will be assigned)
  • TWIN Room (for 2 people) | $120/night (Rooms have 2 double beds, some rooms with 1 King bed available on request)
  • SEMI PRIVATE Accommodations | $65/night (Room has 2 double beds with en-suite bath. You are assigned a roommate. Price per person)
  • SINGLE Room | $100/night (One person in king-size bed)

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The retreat starts with dinner Friday October 19th at 6:00pm, followed by the first session at 8:00 pm.

The last session finishes Wednesday October 24 at lunchtime.


This retreat will be guided by Gen Kelsang Khedrub and Gen Kelsang Sanden.

Gen Khedrub is the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Center Washington in Seattle, and Gen Sanden is the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Centre Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada. Both teachers are ordained Buddhist monks and have been studying and practicing Kadampa Buddhism for many years under the guidance of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, the founder of the New Kadampa Tradition. their heartfelt teachings are presented with clarity and humor that make them accessible to everyone.

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