Diamond Mountain Retreat Center
Where Meditation flourishes
Based upon our unparalleled record of retreat instruction and practice, Diamond Mountain Retreat Center, wholeheartedly welcomes everyone—users of the ancient methods for attaining deeper spiritual realization—and modern secular seekers after a happier, more balanced life.
We believe in retreat as a way to help all people achieve their personal, spiritual, and professional goals.
We practice and live the Buddhist tradition of Je Tsongkapa (who lived 1357-1419). The center was founded 19 years ago by Americans who were trained in this tradition by Khen Rinpoche, Geshe Lobsang Tharchin (1921-2004),
one of the greatest Tibetan lamas of modern times. It was incorporated in the state of Arizona as a Buddhist religious non-profit organization in 2001.
Diamond Mountain, Inc is a 501 c(3) nonprofit organization
We will go into a 10-day retreat exploration of our mental mind fields. In this study that will show us how to Search & Destroy, we’ll continue with the famous Gift of Liberation, an outline of the entire steps to enlightenment by Pabongka Rinpoche (1878-1941).
All participants will be able to attend Geshe Michael’s teaching of ACI 1: The Principal Teachings of Buddhism. For an additional cost and application, ACI will also be offering the ACI 1 Teacher Training Module.
Diamond Mountain retreat houses are available for a solo retreat or group rentals. Retreaters are supported by a team of knowledgeable, experienced meditators. Our staff care for our guests in every aspect of their retreat experience, from guidance on how to prepare for your retreat to meditation instruction once you’ve arrived.
Diamond Mountain offers unparalleled conditions for retreats of all types. Our 27 private retreat houses, spread over 1,000 acres, offer a joyful connection to the rhythms of nature around you. Enjoy walking paths and spectacular night skies filled with stars. Located in the pristine desert mountains of Arizona, an hour from the nearest grocery store, Diamond Mountain Retreat Center offers a space designed to support you on your journey of self-discovery.
Guided by Buddhist values that hold kindness, service and contemplative wisdom in the highest regard, our vision is to provide you with all the conditions necessary to nurture your inner growth for a happier life, regardless of your belief system or religion.
We have highly trained clergy in residence at Diamond Mountain, always prepared to give counsel and guidance.
Are you interested in using service as a spiritual practice?
We offer several volunteer programs (2 weeks – several Months) and if you are intersted in staying for a longer period of time at Diamond Mountain, please check out our open positions.