International Kadampa Retreat Center Grand Canyon and Kadampa Temple for World Peace is home to a thriving Sangha community, dedicated to the flourishing of Buddhadharma locally in Northern Arizona and the Western United States as well as nationally and internationally by hosting and supporting special retreats, teaching events and daily visiting hours.

The IKRC Grand Canyon offers residents, volunteers and guests worldwide the opportunity to experience Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s profound blessings manifest as this precious Dharma Center, World Peace Temple, and Bodhisattva community.

Currently there is an opportunity to make a special contribution to IKRC Grand Canyon as a Sponsored Worker. We have three positions available to help with the day to day running of the IKRC Grand Canyon.

Grounds Keeping

Maintains the plants and landscapes, irrigation systems,erosion control, planting, fire prevention, snow removal; works closely with volunteers assigned to groundskeeping jobs.



In charge of facilities management, including day to day building maintenance, as well as center building projects, liaising with contractors; also coordinates volunteers assigned to maintenance jobs.


Cafe Manager

Discreption to come


Personal Qualities:

  • Able to prioritize and carry out tasks independently.
  • Shows initiative and takes personal responsibility for completing tasks.
  • Adopts a positive attitude and a willingness to assist others.
  • Needs to be flexible and able to adapt to the needs of volunteers while maintaining professional expectations.


In exchange for Sponsored Workers receive:

  • A monthly stipend of $290.00.
  • Meals.
  • Free accommodation in the IKRC Grand Canyon’s residential property, including ensuite bathroom, utilities and internet.
  • Free classes and courses at the Center.
  • 4 weeks paid holiday, plus US Federal Holidays.


All positions will be filled by Kadampa’s wishing to live, support and help thrive our Buddhist community. You need to have a positive, can-do attitude and is able to work well with everyone.  Background knowledge and experience in each position is needed but not 100% required. 

Please contact Jame, our Administrative Director if interested in any of the positions. 


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International Kadampa Retreat Center
Grand Canyon
6701 E. Mountain Ranch Road
Williams, AZ 86046

We are Located between the town of Williams (10 miles west of us) and Flagstaff (30 miles to the east). Exit 171 on i-40.

Our area is abundant in sightseeing, hikes, historic landmarks and National Parks — only an hour drive to the Grand Canyon, 45 minutes to Sedona, and forty minutes to San Francisco Peaks at 11,500 feet above sea level.