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Buddhist View - An Introduction

21 - 23 September 2018
Sea to Sky Retreat Centre

Please join us for an engaging weekend retreat on the forested shores of Daisy Lake at Sea to Sky Retreat Centre. This retreat is meant to introduce you to four hallmark principles taught by the Buddha. These profound statements of the Buddha are unique to the Buddhist view according to the explanation of Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche in the book What Makes You Not a Buddhist.   

We will examine each principle through a series of talks, meditation instructions, contemplations and discussion.  Be prepared to personally explore one's experiences and see for oneself if these principles are true.  Be open to discovering your natural intelligence. 

 Most of the time we are not in control of ourselves.  Our mind is always distracted with something – our enemies, our lovers, our friends, hope and fear, attachment, aggression – there is always something.  The world controls our minds; we have little control over it. Even though the real essence of mind is not rigid, our mind has become rigid because of our basic insecurity.  But we can train our mind.  We can make this rigid mind flexible, workable….  

                             Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche

The retreat at Sea to Sky Retreat Centre will be led by Bruce Ashton and Cydney Kawamura, practice instructors of Siddhartha's Intent and senior students of Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche.



  1. If you are interested in attending the Buddhist Meditation retreat, please check space availability first by sending an email to Retreat Manager
  2. The program begins with 3-5 PM afternoon arrivals on Friday 21 September and with after-lunch departures on Sunday 23 September.
  3. Sharing accommodations are $160 for the entire weekend including tuition, room and board.  Private accommodations are limited and subject to availability for a fee of $240.  Registration is on a first come first serve basis through email to the Retreat Manager.