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Guided Ngöndro Retreat

11 - 14 September 2020
Sea to Sky Retreat Centre

AT: Sea to Sky Retreat Centre, Whistler, Canada

"...Ngondro is the foundation of all Vajrayana practice and therefore even more important than the so-called main practice''  

Not for Happiness by Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche.


This program is open to anyone who wishes to start practicing Ngondro as well as those enrolled in Ngöndro Gar (Ngöndro Gar is an international community of students practicing Ngöndro following the teachings of Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche. For more information, go to:

This guided Ngöndro retreat will provide an overview of the Ngöndro practice with Dharma talks, demonstration and support from instructors in the inspiring environment of a Retreat Center where Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche has done many personal retreats. The instructor, Sydney Jay, is authorized by Rinpoche to instruct Ngöndro.

The retreat will provide an opportunity for Ngöndro students to deepen their understanding of the theory and to gain more experience and confidence in their practices. There will be sessions of group practice, group prayers, and group discussion.


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, September 11 and with after-lunch departures on Monday, September 14.

3.  Sharing accommodations are $255 Canadian ($196 USD) for the entire weekend including tuition, room and board.  Private accommodations are limited and subject to availability for a fee of $390 Canadian ($300 USD). Registration is on a first come first serve basis through email to the Retreat Manager.