This Nyung-Nae 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 24-hour Mahayana precepts as well as committing to complete fasting (nil by mouth) and silence on the second day.
There will be eight sessions over three days; three on the first day, four on the second day, and one on the last morning. Each session is about two hours long and includes meditation, mantra recitation, mandala and tantric offerings, and three sets of prostrations.
Doing even one Nyung-Nae for just two days is said to be as effective as three months of other purification practices. Lama Yeshe said it was an ideal practice for westerners, and it is indeed very popular because of its instant results! It is extremely powerful for healing illness, purifying negative karma, and opening the heart to compassion.
Venue note: Please note this retreat is residential. If this is your first Nyung Nae retreat, please contact Ven Chokyi on firstname.lastname@example.org
Dates & times: Friday 8, Saturday 9, Sunday 10, Monday 11 December; Set-up on Friday 8 December 5pm. Retreat Saturday 9 & Sunday 10 December 5:00 am-9 pm. Finishes Monday 11 December 8 am
Cost: $130/$115 VI member (includes meals).
Ven Chokyi is Spiritual Program Coordinator for VI and one of our esteemed teachers. She is also Director of Liberation Prison Project, a social services project affiliated to FPMT that offers spiritual advice and teachings, as well as books and materials, to people in prison interested in exploring, studying and practising Buddhism. Ven Chokyi is a member of the Women’s Interfaith Network in Sydney.
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