The Power of change our lives
With Kadam Morten Clausen
at International Kadampa Retreat Center Grand Canyon

6701 E. Mountain Ranch Road, Williams, AZ

Lamrim Retreat is a special opportunity to deepen our experience
of the 14 meditations that are the condensation of all of Buddha’s
teachings, presented by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche
in 'How To Understand The Mind.' Everyone is welcome to attend,
regardless of your level of experience.


With Kadam Morten’s guidance, we will explore the quality of our
lamrim meditation:

  • Is our meditation actually working?

  • Is it effective in changing our lives?

  • Can we improve the quality of our meditation so these lamrim
    insights actually touch and transform our hearts?

  • How can we learn to meditate joyfully and confidently?

  • What does it mean to meditate with blessings?


In the course of the retreat, we will explore these and many other topics. Participants may well find that even just attending for a week will greatly enhance your meditations and perhaps even revolutionize your practice, enabling you to gain actual heartfelt experience of Buddha’s profound and transformative insights.


By deepening our inner experience of Lamrim meditations, we can make our lives happy and meaningful, overcome our faults, solve our human problems, and ultimately find the pure and everlasting happiness of enlightenment. 


Retreat Structure

Each retreat week starts Friday evening, 7:30 pm with an introduction and finishes on the following Thursday with lunch. There will be four meditation sessions every day. You are welcome to attend any/all weeks of the retreat - you do not have to attend all six weeks to participate. Each week will cover a different section of the Lamrim. The entire cycle of meditations will be covered in three cycles, and then the cycle will be repeated, allowing us to go deeper over the next three weeks.



Week 1: Friday, January 5th - 11th ~ The Joyful Minds of Refuge & Renunciation
Week 2: Friday, January 12th - 18th ~ Love, Compassion & Bodhichitta
Week 3: Friday, January 19th - 25th ~ The Liberating Wisdom of Emptiness

Week 4: Friday, January 26-Feb 1st ~ Inner Protection & Freedom
             Going Deeper into Refuge and Renunciation
Week 5: Friday, February 2nd - 8th ~ Bodhichitta, the Supreme Good Heart
Week 6: Friday, February 9th - 15th ~ The Union of Appearance & Emptiness

During this course, all participants observe silence in the morning until lunch. There will be certain areas that are silent zones all day.




About the Teacher

Kadam Morten Clausen is the Eastern US National Spiritual Director of the New Kadampa Tradition and Resident Teacher at the Kadampa Meditation Center New York City. For over 30 years he has been a close disciple of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, who gave him the title “Kadam,” indicating that he is a senior lay teacher of the Kadampa Tradition.

Kadam Morten is greatly admired as a meditation teacher and is especially known for his clarity, humor and inspirational presentation of Dharma. His teachings are always practical and easy to apply to everyday life. Through his gentle and joyful approach and his peaceful example, he has helped many people find true happiness in their hearts.


Accommodation & Booking Information

Booking Instructions for onsite accommodations




  • Onsite accommodations are limited. 

  • There are two ways to book onsite accommodations: 1. by room (for singles, doubles, triples and quads) or 2. by person (for shared rooms and dorms). 

  • Rooms (singles, doubles, triples and quads) can be booked for full weeks only. Each retreat week begins on a Friday and the room is booked through the following Thursday. A designated person books the room on behalf of all roommates. 

  • Shared rooms & dorms can be booked per person. 

  • Vegetarian lunches and dinners can be purchased when registering. Light snacks will be available in the World Peace Café between retreat sessions.

  • All onsite accommodations include a vegetarian, continental-style buffet breakfast.

  • Registration for the Mountain Retreat and/or onsite accommodations require a 25% deposit to confirm your registration. The balance is due upon arrival. 

  • Onsite accommodation is available from January 3 through February 16.

For questions, changes to your current registration or accommodation wait list please email


Kadampa Meditation Center Phoenix  is a non-profit organization established to bring inner peace to our busy, hectic lives. Through practicing the methods taught, everyone can discover lasting happiness from within.


614 East Townley Ave

Phoenix AZ 85020



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