Ann Arbor KTC will be hosting a Nyungne (nyoong nay) retreat at our center from Friday, April 29 to Monday, May 2. The Nyungne is a profound 2 1/2 day fasting practice that purifies negative karma through chanting, mantras and guided visualizations of 1,000-Armed Chenrezig. The Nyungne will be led by Lama Yeshe of the Hay River KTC in Wisconsin.
Requirements: In order to participate in the Nyungne, you must have taken Refuge and received the reading transmission for the Nyungne text. This reading transmission (but not the Refuge) will be given on Friday evening by Lama Yeshe, along with instructions. It is also recommended that participants have some experience chanting in Tibetan.
The practice involves involves early morning, morning, and afternoon sessions on Saturday and Sunday, and an early morning session on Monday. Lunch on Saturday will be provided at the center, followed by a liquid-only fast for the rest of Saturday, and a full fast all day Sunday, broken after early morning practice on Monday. It is also possible to do the practice as a Nyine (partial fast) on one or both days. Participants will be able to sleep on our shrine-room floor during the Nyungne if desired (bring your own bedding).
If you will be attending, or have any questions, please contact Lama Nancy Burks, firstname.lastname@example.org. Please bring your own text if you have one; we have a limited number of texts available for those who don’t have their own.
Suggested donation of $40 includes lunch on Saturday and breakfast on Monday. No one turned away for lack of funds.