SSRC Event Calendar

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 Jamyang Khyentse


The specific aim of this retreat is to provide a supportive environment for all levels of Ngöndro practitioners who wish to immerse themselves in the practices. There will be an overview of the Ngöndro practices through Dharma talks, demonstration and support from instructors in the inspiring environment of a Retreat Center.  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 all Ngöndro practitioners as well as those already 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:



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.

Partial Attendance:  Although preference will be given to those who can attend the entire retreat intensive, this retreat also is open for all those interested but who can only attend part of the retreat.  Please contact the retreat manager to inquire and to ensure that there would be space for the dates you can attend.