SSRC Event Calendar

Guided Ngöndro Retreat

6 - 9 September 2019
Sea to Sky Retreat Centre

"...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 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. This retreat will be led by Ngöndro instructors authorized by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, Bruce Ashton and Cydney Kawamura.  

The retreat will provide an opportunity for Ngöndro students to deepen their understanding of the theory and to gain more experiences 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 6 and with after-lunch departures on Monday, September 9.


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