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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

November 25-30

“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.

Venerable Tenzin Tsepal from AustraliaVen. 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

Please read: Background on the Nyung-Ne practice.


Like all Abbey programs, the Nyung-Ne retreat is offered on a donation basis. An offering and registration form are requested to reserve your place for the retreat.

For more information, email the office or call 509-447-5549.

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November 25 @ 4:00 pm PST
November 30 @ 10:00 am PST
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