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Ngondro Practice Intensive

9 - 17 June 2018
Sea to Sky Retreat Centre

 “The aim of ngöndro is not merely the accumulation of numbers, but to penetrate our minds, ruffle the feathers of our pride and make a satisfying dent in our ego”

Not For Happiness,  Dzongsar Jamyyang Khyentse

The specific aim of this retreat is to provide a supportive environment for all levels of Ngöndro Gar practitioners who wish to immerse themselves in the practice. There will be 4 sessions a day which will include group practice, individual sessions, and group discussions. Participants will need to bring their own text. 

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

This program is open to anyone enrolled in the Ngöndro Gar (for general information about Ngöndro Gar, please visit You may contact Bruce or Cydney directly for any questions about the details of the practice program.



1.     If you are interested in this retreat please send an email to the Retreat Manager.  A minimum of 8 participants is required to hold this retreat, so please let us know as soon as possible if you plan to attend. 

2.     To confirm your retreat space, you will be asked to send a cheque of $575 total to cover shared accommodation, all meals, and the program fee for the 7-day retreat (full stay of 9 days and 8 nights). At an extra charge of $300 ($875 total), private inside rooms may be booked subject to availability. Also, private tents that are quite roomy will be available at the shared rate of $575.

3.     The program begins with afternoon arrivals on Saturday, June 9 and concludes with departures after breakfast on Sunday, June 17.