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TEMPLE WATCH 19 - TEMPLE WATCH 19

A lot happens in a week at IKRC Grand Canyon as preparations for the 2019 Fall Festival proceed apace.

Watch this inspiring video for a brief glimpse of everything that has happened in the last week.

PROGRESS REPORT - WEEK ENDING JULY 14

Inside Temple:
- Pulling sound, translation, & internet cables
- Work on the cage for acoustic ceiling
- Preparing the ceiling for shrine
- Spackling corners

Outside Temple:
- Work on brackets for stone work for vajras
- Fitting for deer and Dharma wheels over doors
- Facia on all levels being prepared for gold gilding
- Preparing stucco
- Water proofing bases for vajras
- Preparing the auspicious symbols for first level

Weekend: work parties
Students from New Mexico and Colorado centers worked on:
- Planting flower pots
- Mulching
- Weeding
- Preparing the festival parking
- Painting

Other:
- Cement poured for pump house floor

WANT TO VOLUNTEER?
Visit the volunteer page on the IKRC GC website: https://www.meditationinnorthernarizona.org/volunteer

Fall Festival 2019: https://kadampafestivals.org/fall-2019

TEMPLE WATCH 19

TEMPLE WATCH 19 A lot happens in a week at IKRC G...

STUDIO WATCH 12 - STUDIO WATCH 12

Watch the latest news from the Kadampa Art Studio at Manjushri KMC :

- Progress on the Arizona Temple stupa, finishing the outer casing to contain the mold
- Casting a Dharma Wheel for the next Temple
- Statues and stupas for urban Temples
- Resident Teachers on the ITTP helping out
- A friendly visitor!

STUDIO WATCH 12

STUDIO WATCH 12 Watch the latest news from the Ka...

A TEMPLE BUILT FROM KINDNESS - Just a few weeks now until the precious Temple at IKRC Grand Canyon is officially opened and the 2019 Fall Festival begins.

As the construction of the Temple enters its completion stage and the center and grounds are being prepared for the Festival, we are reminded of the great kindness of all those who are bringing this amazing place into being.

SUPREME KINDNESS
Supreme of all is the immeasurable kindness of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, from whose heart the Temple and the Festival have arisen.

And then there is the great kindness of the Kadampa builders and artists who have worked ceaselessly to fulfil Venerable Geshe-la's vision - and all the contractors who have played such crucial roles at each stage of construction.

We remember also the Teachers, managers, and community of IKRC who are the custodians of this special place, constantly focused on its development and upkeep.

KIND VOLUNTEERS
And now, we see teams of volunteers helping with the massive task of converting the place into a Festival site.

As you will see in the video, beneath a dramatic sky with a time lapse of the Milky Way above the Temple, teams of volunteers visited this weekend to help.

A team came from KMC Arizona in Tucson to help with mulching, weeding, planting trees,  landscaping, placing plant pots around the grounds and deep cleaning the kitchen.

Meanwhile, volunteers from Canada, Australia, UK, NY & New Mexico were helping with preparing the brackets for the auspicious signs, modernising the locks on the hotel doors, fixing the roof and painting the pump house.

A big thank you to everyone for your help.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO VOLUNTEER?
See the volunteer visits page on the IKRC Grand Canyon website: https://www.meditationinnorthernarizona.org/volunteer

A TEMPLE BUILT FROM KINDNESS

Just a few weeks now until the precious Temple at ...

Acknowledging our own anger

Gen-la Kunsang is attending the Intensive Teacher Training Program at Manjushri KMC and was invited to give a GP class in the Temple. Please enjoy this brief excerpt.

Acknowledging our own anger Gen-la Kunsang is att...

TEMPLE WATCH 17 - TEMPLE WATCH 17
GOLDEN GLASS AND MUCH MORE

The Arizona Temple is glistening, and the site is alive with activity as preparations for the Fall Festival intensify.

Here we see the golden glass being installed in the lantern and the scaffolding being taken down, giving a glimpse of how the finished Temple will soon look.

A major delivery from the Kadampa Art Studio has arrived with many statues and Temple adornments for the team of artists to get to work on.

Everywhere inside and outside the Temple and throughout the site teams of people are hard at work preparing for the 2019 Fall Festival.

See you there!

Fall Festival: https://kadampafestivals.org/fall-2019

TEMPLE WATCH 17

TEMPLE WATCH 17 GOLDEN GLASS AND MUCH MORE The Ar...

THE WHEEL OF DHARMA TURNS IN ARIZONA - THE WHEEL OF DHARMA TURNS IN ARIZONA

At the top of Kadampa Temples there is a vast Dharma Wheel containing two precious texts by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche - Joyful Path of Good Fortune and Essence of Vajrayana. This symbolises the teachings of Buddha spreading in all directions throughout the world.

Watch now as the precious wheel is installed in the Temple at IKRC Grand Canyon.

Another step closer to the completion of the Temple and the beginning of the 2019 Fall Festival.

IKRC Grand Canyon: https://www.meditationinnorthernarizona.org/
International Fall Festival: https://kadampafestivals.org/fall-2019

THE WHEEL OF DHARMA TURNS IN ARIZONA

THE WHEEL OF DHARMA TURNS IN ARIZONA At the top o...

Festival Fun - THE SPIRIT OF THE FESTIVAL - PART 2 

FESTIVAL FUN

Please enjoy the second 1-minute video capturing the spirit of the Summer Festival.

Hope to see you there.

https://kadampafestivals.org/summer

Festival Fun

THE SPIRIT OF THE FESTIVAL - PART 2 FESTIVAL FUN...

Festival Faces - THE SPIRIT OF THE FESTIVAL - PART 3

FESTIVAL FACES

Please enjoy the third 1-minute video capturing the spirit of the Summer Festival.

Hope to see you there.

https://kadampafestivals.org/summer

Festival Faces

THE SPIRIT OF THE FESTIVAL - PART 3 FESTIVAL FACE...

Festival Faith - THE SPIRIT OF THE FESTIVAL - PART 1

FESTIVAL FAITH 

The 2019 Summer Festival is fast approaching and an air of anticipation hangs over Manjushri KMC where the Festival will be held. Soon the preparations will begin and the Festival will start to appear before our very eyes. Watch this space!

To inspire you, here we share the first of three 1 minute videos that capture the spirit of the Festival. Please enjoy.

Hope to see you at the Festival.

https://kadampafestivals.org/summer

Festival Faith

THE SPIRIT OF THE FESTIVAL - PART 1 FESTIVAL FAIT...

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Here's the latest update on the temple and retreat grounds at the International Kadampa Retreat Center - Grand Canyon. Fall festival is just over two months away! We're looking forward to it - are you going?kadampafestivals.org/fall-2019

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TEMPLE WATCH 19A lot happens in a week at IKRC Grand Canyon as preparations for the 2019 Fall Festival proceed apace.Watch this inspiring video for a brief glimpse of everything that has happened in the last week.PROGRESS REPORT - WEEK ENDING JULY 14Inside Temple:- Pulling sound, translation, & internet cables- Work on the cage for acoustic ceiling- Preparing the ceiling for shrine- Spackling cornersOutside Temple:- Work on brackets for stone work for vajras- Fitting for deer and Dharma wheels over doors- Facia on all levels being prepared for gold gilding- Preparing stucco- Water proofing bases for vajras- Preparing the auspicious symbols for first levelWeekend: work partiesStudents from New Mexico and Colorado centers worked on:- Planting flower pots- Mulching- Weeding- Preparing the festival parking- PaintingOther:- Cement poured for pump house floorWANT TO VOLUNTEER?Visit the volunteer page on the IKRC GC website: www.meditationinnorthernarizona.org/volunteerFall Festival 2019: kadampafestivals.org/fall-2019
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We will be closed from Monday, July 22 through to Monday, August 12 for the International Kadampa Summer Festival. 

Please join us on Tuesday, August 13 when we re-open.

We will be closed from Monday, July 22 through to Monday, August 12 for the International Kadampa Summer Festival. Please join us on Tuesday, August 13 when we re-open. ... See MoreSee Less

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MALA MAKING WORKSHOP
This Saturday, July 20 | 10am-1pm

Join us for an inspiring introduction to the practice of mantra. We’ll explain how to use mantra recitation to improve our peace of mind, compassion and wisdom. Mantra is something we can practice at any time, which brings us many powerful short and long term benefits. It connects us with the good qualities of the enlightened mind and helps us to realize our highest potential.

Afterward, you will learn the traditional art of making and using a mala. A mala is a string of beads used to count prayers or mantra recitations. For Buddhist practitioners, their mala is a very precious and meaningful object.

In this hands-on workshop you’ll have the opportunity to make a mala for yourself. You can also bring malas to repair.

BOOK NOW!*  booking link below
$10 per person | FREE for Members
Online registration closes July 19, 11:59pm - Drop-ins Welcome

(*Mala making supplies to make your own mala to take home are $25-$35 depending on beads. You can also make a mala to add to the bookstore. You can also bring malas for repair and purchase supplies to fix your mala.)

https://meditationinsarasota.org/events/mala-making/

MALA MAKING WORKSHOPThis Saturday, July 20 | 10am-1pmJoin us for an inspiring introduction to the practice of mantra. We’ll explain how to use mantra recitation to improve our peace of mind, compassion and wisdom. Mantra is something we can practice at any time, which brings us many powerful short and long term benefits. It connects us with the good qualities of the enlightened mind and helps us to realize our highest potential.Afterward, you will learn the traditional art of making and using a mala. A mala is a string of beads used to count prayers or mantra recitations. For Buddhist practitioners, their mala is a very precious and meaningful object.In this hands-on workshop you’ll have the opportunity to make a mala for yourself. You can also bring malas to repair.BOOK NOW!* booking link below$10 per person | FREE for MembersOnline registration closes July 19, 11:59pm - Drop-ins Welcome(*Mala making supplies to make your own mala to take home are $25-$35 depending on beads. You can also make a mala to add to the bookstore. You can also bring malas for repair and purchase supplies to fix your mala.)meditationinsarasota.org/events/mala-making/ ... See MoreSee Less

LESS THAN 3 MONTHS TO GO!
DONT WAIT - BOOK NOW FOR THE FALL FESTIVAL

We are just under three months away from the Fall Festival in Arizona! Don’t miss out on this once in a lifetime experience to be at the opening of the 5th Kadampa Temple in the world and receive the empowerment of Avalokiteshvara the Buddha of Compassion and the oral transmission of The Mirror of Dharma with Additions.

PLEASE BOOK SOON TO ENSURE YOUR SPACE IN THE TEMPLE
Space in the Temple is limited. Book soon to ensure a seat in the Temple during the empowerment and teachings. Once the Temple is filled, any additional people will be allocated to a video link tent.

MORE ONSITE CAMPING IS NOW AVAILABLE
This is the most economical accommodation and allows you to enjoy the full Festival experience.

NEW ACCOMMODATION OPENED UP AT THE FESTIVAL HOTELS IN FLAGSTAFF
Enjoy comfortable accommodation in a walkable mountain town with cool independent shops, lots of local restaurants with options for every diet, and local roasters and tea shops. We have added new single, double and twin accommodations to many of the Flagstaff Festival hotels.
Also now available at the Sonesta ES: triple (3 people) and quads (4 people) in a 2 bedroom (with king beds), 2 bathroom suite with a full kitchen. Other triple, quad, 5-share and 6-share accommodations are still available.

LOOKING FOR ROOMMATES?
The Admin Director at your local center can help connect you with your local sangha for room shares and travel partners.

QUICK LINKS FOR ACCOMMODATION INFORMATION
Breakdown of costs and room types available at each offsite hotel: https://kadampafestivals.org/fall-2019/hotels-by-room-types
Map of offsite hotels with nearby amenities: https://kadampafestivals.org/fall-2019/map
Information about onsite camping and each offsite hotel: https://kadampafestivals.org/fall-2019/accommodation

More information on Flagstaff, accommodation, transportation and parking coming soon.

LESS THAN 3 MONTHS TO GO!DON'T WAIT - BOOK NOW FOR THE FALL FESTIVALWe are just under three months away from the Fall Festival in Arizona! Don’t miss out on this once in a lifetime experience to be at the opening of the 5th Kadampa Temple in the world and receive the empowerment of Avalokiteshvara the Buddha of Compassion and the oral transmission of The Mirror of Dharma with Additions.PLEASE BOOK SOON TO ENSURE YOUR SPACE IN THE TEMPLESpace in the Temple is limited. Book soon to ensure a seat in the Temple during the empowerment and teachings. Once the Temple is filled, any additional people will be allocated to a video link tent.MORE ONSITE CAMPING IS NOW AVAILABLEThis is the most economical accommodation and allows you to enjoy the full Festival experience.NEW ACCOMMODATION OPENED UP AT THE FESTIVAL HOTELS IN FLAGSTAFFEnjoy comfortable accommodation in a walkable mountain town with cool independent shops, lots of local restaurants with options for every diet, and local roasters and tea shops. We have added new single, double and twin accommodations to many of the Flagstaff Festival hotels.Also now available at the Sonesta ES: triple (3 people) and quads (4 people) in a 2 bedroom (with king beds), 2 bathroom suite with a full kitchen. Other triple, quad, 5-share and 6-share accommodations are still available.LOOKING FOR ROOMMATES?The Admin Director at your local center can help connect you with your local sangha for room shares and travel partners.QUICK LINKS FOR ACCOMMODATION INFORMATIONBreakdown of costs and room types available at each offsite hotel: kadampafestivals.org/fall-2019/hotels-by-room-typesMap of offsite hotels with nearby amenities: kadampafestivals.org/fall-2019/mapInformation about onsite camping and each offsite hotel: kadampafestivals.org/fall-2019/accommodationMore information on Flagstaff, accommodation, transportation and parking coming soon. ... See MoreSee Less

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