Thursday, 14 May until Sunday, 17 MayiCal | Google Calendar 6701 Mountain Ranch Resort Dr, Williams, Arizona, 86046
REGISTRATION OPENS JANUARY 25
IKRC Grand Canyon Away Retreat hosted by KMC Hollywood and KMC San Francisco!
Soaring Like an Eagle: The Clarity and Emptiness of Our Mind
Fantastic news: We can completely change our experience of everything by changing our mind! This is possible because our mind and the things it perceives are empty of true, inherent existence. Our mind and our world arise together, completely dependent on our subjective mind. In this retreat, we’ll explore this fundamental truth deeply, first meditating on the clarity of the mind, then meditating on the emptiness of the mind.
In Modern Buddhism, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche beautifully describes this meditation:
“All phenomena that appear to my mind are the nature of my mind. My mind is the nature of emptiness.”
General Retreat Description: During meditation retreat we take ourselves away from our usual routines and distractions, and learn how to go inside and connect with the boundless potential of our own mind. This retreat will enable us to immerse fully in our spiritual practice, providing a meaningful holiday with like-minded friends in a serene and rejuvenating atmosphere. Everyone is welcome.
Gen Kelsang Rigpa is an American Buddhist monk, the Western US National Spiritual Director of the NKT-IKBU and the Resident Teacher at KMC-Hollywood.Gen Rigpa’s heartfelt and practical teachings are presented with warmth and humor, making them accessible to everyone.
Gen Kelsang Choma is a senior Teacher and Buddhist nun with the New Kadampa Tradition of Modern Buddhism, and she is the Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Center San Francisco. People enjoy her teachings for their clarity and warmth.
The International Kadampa Retreat Center – Grand Canyon is a 73 bedroom hotel set on over a million acres of beautiful national forest near Flagstaff, Arizona. The conditions are perfect for contemplation, relaxation and a deeper experience of meditation.
Retreat begins Thursday, 7:30pm and concludes with lunch on Sunday.
Please register early to guarantee a space!
If you cancel your course and/or accommodation reservation by 6 pm two days before your course or appointed arrival time, we will refund your course, meal and accommodation pre-payment less a non-refundable 25% deposit. After this time, no refunds are given if you cancel all or part of your reservation.
Exceptions may be made, in circumstances such as sickness or bereavement. You may apply by email to the Admin Director at firstname.lastname@example.org within 2 weeks of the end of the course or reservation period. Any non-refunded fees arising from cancellations are donated to the NKT International Temples FundRegister Now