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Guided Ngöndro Retreat

All Day

"...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. The instructors, Melitis Kwong and Sydney Jay, are 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 experiences and confidence in their practices. There will be sessions of group practice, group prayers, and group discussion.

Dharma talks and demonstration will be in English. Assistance to Chinese-speaking students who cannot fully understand English will be available. Please contact Melitis Kwong at: for further information.




1.     If you are interested in attending the Ngondro Instruction 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 13 April and with after-lunch departures on Monday 16 April.

3.     Sharing accommodations are $240 for the entire weekend including tuition, room and board.  Private accommodations are limited and subject to availability for a fee of $360.  Registration is on a first come first serve basis through email to the Retreat Manager.







Other Dates

  • 6 - 9 April 2018 at: Sea to Sky Retreat Centre