CHENREZIG & NYUNGNYE RETREAT
May 9-14, 2017
*REGISTRATION OPENS MARCH 17th, 10am
The Chenrezig Drupchen will take place May 9, 10th, & 11th. We will accumulate the six syllable mantra of Chenrezig, Om Mani Padme Hum, and use a concise sadhana of chenrezig for our practice text. This accumulation will be led by the Garchen Buddhist Institute lamas.
May 12th,13th & 14th we will begin one complete Nyungnye Cycle. Nyungne is a special practice of the eleven-faced, thousand-armed form of Chenrezig, embodiment of the love and compassion of all the buddhas of the past, present and future.
The Nyungne practice of the eleven-faced, thousand-armed form of Chenrezig (Avalokiteshvara), the Buddha of compassion, is for purifying negative karma and accumulating merit and wisdom in a short but intensive retreat setting.
This intensive practice requires maintaining the eight Mahayana precepts on the first day and on the second day adding vows of fasting and silence (fasting begins after the noon meal on the first day and continues until breakfast on the third day).
Meditation sessions include prayers, offerings, prostrations, and extensive mantra recitation, cultivating all three vehicles of Buddhism.
Practicing Nyungne with great devotion increases peace in oneself and the world, brings happiness and good fortune, and leads to rebirth in Buddha Amitabha’s Pureland of Dewachen.
We hope you can join us here at Garchen Buddhist Institute for this profound practice being held during Saga Dawa. Saga Dawa is the lunar month which celebrates Buddha Shakyamuni’s Birth, Enlightenment and Parinirvana. Saga Dawa is a great merit multiplying period.
PLEASE JOIN THE LAMAS AND SANGHA HERE AT GBI FOR THIS WONDERFUL EVENT!
MAY 9TH, 10TH, & 11TH – CHENREZIG DRUPCHEN
MAY 12TH, 13TH & 14TH – NYUNGNYE PRACTICE