Nyung Ne Purification Retreat of Chenrezig
November 22 @ 8:00 am - November 27 @ 5:00 pm PST
Nyung Ne Purification Retreat of Chenrezig, the Buddha of Compassion
with Ven. Tenzin Tsepal
November 22-27, 2017
“Doing nyung-nä 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.
Applicants should have some familiarity with Chenrezig practice and be in good health, especially being free of hypo- or hyper-glycemic concerns, including diabetes. Retreatants must arrive by 5:00pm on Nov. 22 and stay through lunch on Nov. 27.
- Practice the Nyung Ne sadhana so that you’re familiar with it. Click here to download it.
- Memorize the Praise to Chenrezig that we recite while prostrating. Click here to download it.
- 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.
- You can bring offerings for the concluding tsog celebration: fruits, cookies (no animal fat or eggs), dried fruit, juices, and whatever else would make nice offerings