Nyung Ne Purification Retreat of Chenrezig
November 25 @ 4:00 pm - November 30 @ 10:00 am PST
Nyung Ne Purification Retreat of Chenrezig, the Buddha of Compassion
“Doing nyung-ne is the way to save yourself from being born in the lower realms. It’s the quick way to get enlightened for sentient beings and the quick way to free all sentient beings from the oceans of samsaric suffering and bring them to enlightenment.” – Lama Zopa Rinpoche
Nyung-Ne (pronounced nyoo-nay) is a practice of Chenrezig, the Buddha of Compassion. It is a retreat of body, speech and mind from non-virtuous actions in order to purify negativities and accumulate merit. It includes taking the Mahayana precepts as well as committing to complete fasting and silence on the second day.
Nyung-Ne is extremely powerful for healing illness, purifying negative karma, and opening the heart to compassion. The nun Bhikshuni Palmo originated the Nyung Nye practice in India many centuries ago, through which she was healed from leprosy and gained the superior realizations of a bodhisattva. See photos from the 2018 Nyung Ne.
Ven. Tenzin Tsepal, who has led numerous Nyung Ne retreat, will lead the retreat.
Applicants should have some familiarity with Chenrezig practice and be in good health, especially being free of hypo- or hyper-glycemic concerns, including diabetes.
This schedule is for two consecutive nyung-ne practices. Retreatants may choose to do only the first one or participate in both. All retreatants must arrive by 5:00 pm on Nov. 27.
One Nyung Ne: Nov 25-28, depart after breakfast
Both Nyung Ne: Nov 25-30, depart after breakfast
- Watch these teachings by Ven. Thubten Chodron
- Look at the Nyung Ne texts available from the FPMT Foundation Store.
- Read Cultivating a Compassionate Heart: The Yoga Method of Chenrezig by Thubten Chodron.