Welcome to the 5th tier!

Welcome to the Fifth tier! Watch this amazing video from IKRC Arizona as the structure for the fifth tier of the Temple is put in place. Even though the various elements were manufactured off-site, when they were assembled and lowered into place it was a perfect fit! A powerful testimony to the great skill of … Read more

TempleWatch 4

Unseasonal snow, temple pillars, prayers, retreat and awesome sunset In the two weeks since the last update the walls for the four doorways were completed and work began on constructing the steel framework, beginning with the installation of the eight pillars. The day work began on the pillars, unseasonal snow fell, but undeterred the intrepid … Read more

Rainbows, snow mountains and sparkling gold

Templewatch Arizona – Update #3 Two weeks on and the Temple doorway structures are almost complete – and bathed in rainbows! Next week the construction of the steel framework begins. Kind volunteers from New Mexico, Phoenix and Ohio have been helping with the project in recent weeks. The first snow of the year has fallen, … Read more

Out of emptiness a Temple appears

It is less than a year since International Kadampa Retreat Center Grand Canyon opened its doors to the public and began an ever expanding programme of retreats and courses with the Resident Teacher Gen-la Kelsang Jampa, the Deputy Spiritual Director of NKT-IKBU, as well as many visiting Kadampa Teachers. New Temple IKRC Grand Canyon will … Read more