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The Centre is closed from 1 July and will reopen on 1 August. 

nyung nay retreat

3 Day Immersive Retreat | 8 – 10 June 2024

About the Retreat

Nyung-nay (or “fasting retreat” in English) is a Vajrayana practice from the kriya (“action”) class of tantra. It is a powerful practice to develop compassion and bodhichitta – the mind that strives for enlightenment for the benefit of all beings. It is also a quick and effective method to purify negativities and collect merit.

In each session, we practice the sadhana (“method of accomplishment”) of Chenrezig, the Buddha symbolising compassion. The sadhana involves meditating on Bodhichitta (the aspiration to attain enlightenment in order to help all beings), visualizing Chenrezig, reciting prayers and mantras, and performing prostrations. Each session lasts approximately 3 hours.

meet our retreat leader

Venerable Chokyi has been a dedicated Dharma student since 1990 and is devoted to Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche. At the time of ordination, Ven Chokyi was academic coordinator of Indigenous Studies at the University of NSW and prior to that worked in the arts sector for over 20 years. She ordained with Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in 2006.

After ordination, Venerable Chokyi was Spiritual Program Coordinator at Vajrayana Institute for 10 years, and in 2018 was appointed the resident western teacher at Chenrezig Institute, an FPMT Centre in Queensland.

Completely committed to learning and teaching the Dharma to benefit all beings, Venerable Chokyi is a much-loved mentor to students, known for her great depth of wisdom, good humour and huge heart.

residential options

Deepen your retreat experience by staying at Vajrayana Institute. 

Immerse yourself in the unique atmosphere of Vajrayana Institute, where comfort, convenience, and mindfulness merge seamlessly. 

Accommodation for the retreat is limited. Be sure to get in quick and book your stay today!


retreat package

3 day nyung-nay retreat

$ 275
  • guidance and support from our experienced retreat leader
  • catered lunch on the saturday
  • big breakfast on the final day
  • retreat materials

3 day nyung-nay retreat + 2 nights shared accommodation

$ 475
  • guidance and support from our experienced retreat leader
  • catered lunch on the saturday
  • big breakfast on the final day
  • retreat materials
  • 2 nights shared accommodation

3 day nyung-nay retreat + 3 nights shared accommodation

$ 575
  • guidance and support from our experienced retreat leader
  • catered lunch on the saturday
  • big breakfast on the final day
  • retreat materials
  • 3 nights shared accommodation (includes the night before the retreat commences)

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