2019 NKT-IKBU INTERNATIONAL
SEP 27- OCT 3, 2019
Temple opening ceremony September 26
The Fall Festival 2019 will be held at the International Kadampa Retreat Center (IKRC) Grand Canyon, which was established in 2017 by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for local, national and international benefit.
Previously a 70-room hotel, it is located in the beautiful mountainous region of Northern Arizona, and is less than an hour from the Grand Canyon.
Very accessible and standing in almost 40 acres of rural land, IKRC Grand Canyon borders the Kaibab National Forest, which abounds with fragrant ponderosa pine trees and a wide variety of wildlife. It is surrounded by the largest contiguous ponderosa pine forest in the world.
From the center's cafe there is a direct view of Humphrey’s Peak, the highest mountain in Arizona.
Climate and conditions
This part of Arizona is not what you might expect, being 7,000 feet (2,130m) above sea level.
September/October is the start of the Fall foliage season. Daytime temperatures are generally in the mid-70s (23°C) with night time temperatures dropping to the low-40s (6°C). So please be sure to pack appropriate clothing.
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