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Knowing Deception, Enjoying Truth

19 - 21 May 2017
Sea to Sky Retreat Centre

Though meditation can bring the benefits of temporary relaxation and happiness, Buddhist meditation is meant to go much deeper and further. It is meant to liberate us from self deception. 


“In Buddhism mindfulness is not for relieving stress. It is not for happiness. Everlasting happiness is an oxymoron. It doesn’t exist. The purpose of mindfulness is to make you realize the truth.


Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche


Join us for a weekend at Sea to Sky Retreat Centre to discuss and practice the teachings of Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche .


Any weekend warrior, old or new, is welcome. This spring weekend retreat will include a few talks and discussions and a lot of guided shamatha and vipassana meditation. The retreat will be led by Bruce Ashton, a authorized meditation instructor of Siddhartha's Intent and a senior student of Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche.



1.     If you are interested in attending the Knowing Deception, Enjoying Truth 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 19 May and concludes with after-lunch departures on Sunday 21 May.

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.