SSRC Event Calendar

Chimé Phagme Nyingthig Practice Intensive

20 - 28 June 2020
Sea to Sky Retreat Centre

AT: Sea to Sky Retreat Centre, Whistler, Canada


SSRC will host a 7-day drupchod on the practice of Chimé Phagme Nyingthig (The Heart Essence of Deathless Ārya Tārā) from June 20 - 28.  This is a precious treasure of the Khyentse Lineage, revealed by Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo. This annual drupchod is considered by Rinpoche to be one of the important events of the year, particularly in his seat in North America, which has been blessed by great masters such as H.H. The 41st Sakya Trizin and is firmly protected by Gesar.  Increasingly, Rinpoche is wanting us to develop non-Tibetan ways of performing long pujas such as drupchods and drupchens.

As always, we will be focusing on learning the ritual arts of performing a drupchod, and will also be implementing Rinpoche’s new suggestions. This drupchod will be an unparalleled way of deepening and re-inspiring your practice, and deepening your devotion to Rinpoche and the Khyentse Lineage.

One must have received the Chimé Phagme Nyingthig empowerment from a qualified master prior to attending the retreat. 


This retreat will be led by Florence Koh, Chris Jay and Sydney Jay, SI instructors who have been designated by Rinpoche to lead this retreat.




1. A minimum of 15 confirmed participants is required to proceed with this retreat program. Therefore, please send an email to the Retreat Manager ( if you are potentially interested in attending.


2. To confirm your retreat space, you will be asked to please send an e-transfer (if Canadian bank holder) or a cheque (if coming from abroad) of $680 Canadian ($523 USD) total to cover shared accommodation, all meals, one daily tsok, and the program fee for the 7-day retreat (full stay of 9 days and 8 nights with arrival before dinner on Saturday June 20, departure after lunch on Sunday, June 28). Also, private tents that are quite roomy will be available at the shared rate of $680 Canadian  ($523 US).


3. At an extra charge of $360 Canadian ($277 USD) or a total of: $1,040 Canadian ($800 USD), private inside rooms may be booked, but are limited and subject to availability.