2019 Calendar

Bellingen - Ngondro Gar Retreat

30 March - 6 April 2019
All Day

7 Days: Saturday 30 March - Saturday, 6 April

Bellingen, Mid North Coast, NSW




Ngöndro Gar is an international community of students practicing Ngöndro following the teachings of Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche. The Vajrayana foundations, Ngöndro, provide the conditions for approaching the Vajrayana path, and particularly for apprenticing under an authentic Vajrayana master.

This program is open to those enrolled in Ngöndro Gar or anyone who wishes to learn about or start practicing Ngöndro. The Ngöndro retreat will offer participants a solid basis of understanding of both the theory and the actual practice in a supportive retreat environment. The instructors, Jakob Leschly, Ani Gosha, Ani Zangmo and Tsering Chodron are long-time students of Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche.



Date & Time: The retreat starts 5 pm on Saturday 30 March and finishes 3 pm Saturday 6 April. Registration is from 2-4pm. Campers please arrive by 3 pm to allow time for setting up your camp.

- SIA Members: $345
- Non-Members: $395
* The above prices include daily meals and teachings.

Meals: 3 vegetarian meals per day will be provided. Vegan and gluten free options available (please indicate on registration form). If you have very specific requirements we encourage you to bring your own.

Venue: 256 Martells Road, Brierfield via Bellingen. For directions click "Logistics" document, below

Accommodationclick "Logistics" document, below for onsite camping and off-site accommodation options.

Transport: Can be arranged from and to Coffs Harbour airport and Urunga railway station. If you require or can provide car-pooling, please contact Tricia Abell. See registration and logistics sheet for further information. For all transport enquiries please email Tricia at  triciaabell@gmail.com

REGISTRATION: Closes 16 March. Further enquiries contact Tsunma (Ani) Gosha at: gosha.gray@gmail.com
ONLINE REGISTRATION : Click on the "REGISTER NOW" button above.

Logistics, Schedule and Directions: DOWNLOAD the Retreat Logistics & Schedule document here.

Further enquiries: Contact Tsunma (Ani) Gosha at:  gosha.gray@gmail.com

Additional Teachings: You may wish to also attend Jakob’s teachings in Bellingen prior to the retreat
     - Friday 29 March, Public Talk 6.30 – 8pm “Faith. In What?”
     - Saturday 30 March (at the retreat venue) 10am – 4.30pm “The Guru"

For further information on these pre-NDG teachings, please contact Tricia (0481 187 150) or Stephen (smabell2@gmail.com).


Financial assistance to attend SIA teaching events is available to approved applicants through the SIA sponsorship fund. Please note applications for sponsorship must be received 2 weeks prior to the scheduled workshop date. For more information and application form please contact Ari Summa at office@si.org.au