Fri, Oct 27 - Mon, Oct 30

Away Retreat with Gen Lhadron & Gen Tsoglam
International Kadampa Retreat Center Grand Canyon

There are many fears these days: fear for ourself, our family and friends, and our world. It's increasingly difficult to know where we can place our trust. Where can we turn for reliable refuge from fear and our many worries? What is genuinely trustworthy?

We may feel that there is no real protection from fear and the problems of this world, so we resort to distraction, stoicism, or denial.

Through skillfully relying on the Three Jewels of Buddhism — Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha —  we develop inner protection and confidence in our own ability to transform our difficulties and fears. For us, these can be spiritually increasing times. We can joyfully follow a reliable path to permanent freedom and happiness. What can be more meaningful than to find such an opportunity?

Retreat Teachers

Gen Kelsang Lhadron is the Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Center San Diego. Gen Lhadron's sincere teachings are presented with humor and practical examples that make them accessible to everyone. Through her kindness and enthusiasm for meditation practice, she provides an inspiring example of a modern Buddhist practitioner for our society. 

Gen Kelsang Tsoglam is the Resident Teacher at Mahamudra Kadampa Meditation Center in Hermosa Beach. Gen Tsoglam was a close disciple of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso and has been practicing and teaching Kadampa Buddhism for 20 years. Her teachings are heartfelt, practical, and presented with warmth, humor and joy.


Retreat Details


Retreat Fee: $225
Overnight Accommodations: $125-$445 (options below)

Onsite Accommodations


One person in a room with a king bed or double beds. Ensuite bathroom. Meals included. Rate: $105/night and $35 for meals. Total cost for 3 nights and all meals is $350.



One or two people in a room with two beds. Ensuite bathroom. Only one person books this room. Please include the name of the second person (if there is one) in the notes section at checkout. A king bed can also be requested via the notes section. $125/night and $35 for meals for one. Total cost for three nights with meals for one is $410.



Up to six people per room in bunk beds.  Sheets and pillows are provided. Guests must bring their own towel and blanket/sleeping bag, or purchase the optional linen pack for $15, which includes a down comforter and towel.  Dorm rooms each have one ensuite bathroom. Meals included. Rate: $30/night and $35 for meals. Total cost for 3 nights and all meals is $125.


*Two ADA rooms with double beds are available for single or double occupancy.

Retreat Schedule*

Friday, October 27th
Introduction | 7:30 - 9pm

Saturday, October 28th
Session 1 | 7:30-9am
Session 2 | 11am - 12:30pm
Session 3 | 4 - 5:30pm
Session 4 | 7:30 - 9pm

Sunday, October 29th
Session 1 | 7:30-9am
Session 2 | 11am - 12:15pm
Session 3 | 4 - 5:30pm
WFJ Chanted Prayers | 7:30-9pm

Monday, October 30th
Session 1 | 7:30-9am
Session 2 | 10-11:30am

All meals are served in the dining room. Breakfast is at 9am, lunch at 1pm, and dinner at 6pm.

*Revised on Sept 29th.


Retreat Venue

The International Kadampa Retreat Center Grand Canyon (IKRC) is located at 6701 East Mountain Ranch Road, Williams, AZ 86046.




All meals are cooked in-house. Vegetarian, vegan, and wheat-free options available. Please notify us if you suffer from a severe allergy (e.g. nut allergy).

Eight meals - Fri: dinner; Sat & Sun: breakfast, lunch, dinner; Mon: breakfast - are included with overnight accommodations. Breakfast is served at 9am, lunch at 1pm, and dinner at 6pm.