SSRC Event Calendar

Death and Dying Bardo Retreat

30 October - 1 November 2020
Sea to Sky Retreat Centre

AT: Sea to Sky Retreat Centre, Whistler, Canada

Of all footprints

That of the elephant is supreme;

Of all mindfulness meditations

That on death is supreme.


from the Mahaparinirvana Sutra. Quoted in Living is Dying: How to Prepare for Dying, Death and Beyond by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche


It's Bardo time! There will be sessions of study of Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche's book "Living is Dying: How to Prepare for Dying, Death and Beyond", group practice, and group discussion. There will also be a Halloween costume party and a Day of the Dead event. This retreat will be led by instructor Bruce Ashton.






1.  A minimum of 10 confirmed participants required to proceed with this retreat program. Therefore, please send an email to the Retreat Manager ( if you are potentially interested in attending.  


2.  The program begins with 3-5 PM afternoon arrivals on Friday, October 30 and with after-lunch departures on Sunday, November 1.


3.  Sharing accommodations are $180 Canadian ($139 USD) for the entire weekend including tuition, room and board. Private accommodations are limited and subject to availability for a fee of $260 Canadian ($200 USD). Registration is on a first come first serve basis through email to the Retreat Manager.