|Dear Friends of the Ripa International Sangha,
Nyung Ne is a fasting and purification practice, during which retreatants meditate on compassion and purification in sets consisting of two days each. In a very short time, the practice of Nyung Ne helps to actively purify negative karma and to accumulate merit by opening the heart to compassion for all beings.
While prostrating and reciting the mantra of Avalokiteshvara, the suffering of all beings is pacified and alleviated. By calling to the deity with love and compassion, and invoking his blessings, peace and compassion spread throughout the entire world of phenomena as well as into our own heart and mind.
It is said that doing only one single set of this powerful practice closes the door to the lower realms and that the completion of eight sets opens the door to a rebirth in the Pure Land of Dewachen. Dungsey Lhuntrul Dechen Gyurmey Rinpoche honors us with his presence to lead this practice of the Nyung Ne. He is a Ripa Lineage holder and a highly accomplished Vajra-Master and teacher. Recognized as an emanation of Chenrezig in his wrathful form, Lhuntrul Rinpoche’s guidance and blessing energy are an extraordinarily precious support in leading retreatants through this practice.
This year we are extremely fortunate to do this practice by respecting the pure tradition as followed in the monastery: to close the month of Sagadawa, just before celebrating this sacred day filled with blessings on Sunday, June 4th.
Prerequisite: Refuge in the Three Jewels.
Fasting and Purification Retreat – 2 sets
Mon. May 29th – Sat. June 3rd
Guided by Dungsey Lhuntrul Rinpoche