International Kadampa Retreat temple on track to open in September

International Kadampa Retreat Center Grand Canyon is aiming for a September 2019 opening of its new temple. (Wendy Howell/WGCN)

International Kadampa Retreat Center Grand Canyon is aiming for a September 2019 opening of its new temple. (Wendy Howell/WGCN)

WILLIAMS, Ariz. — International Kadampa Retreat Center Grand Canyon is on schedule to open a temple in September.

The retreat center is located 9.5 miles east of Williams along I-40.

The temple will be adorned with symbols of world peace and contain an eight-foot Buddha statue among other statues and artwork, all gilded and painted by international Kadampa artists. It will seat nearly 1,000 people and host many programs throughout the year to appeal to a range of guests. IKRC said the temple is open to the public and invites residents and visitors to visit.

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