Nyungne Retreats at Hay River KTC Buddhist Meditation Center
In 2017, from November 4th thru November 20th, the Hay River KTC Buddhist Meditation Center hosted 8 Nyungnes in a row. This is a purification practice and also a wonderful compassion builder. It is rare to be able to participate in this practice and even more difficult to be able to do 8 in a row. MUCH THANKS to Lama Yeshe who made it possible and to the participants in this event, and our wonderful sponsors!! We plan to make this available again in 2018 as both single Nyungnes (January 20-22) and two opportunities (May and November) to perform 8 in a row. Lama Yeshe will also be teaching on the Nyungne practice, it’s lineage, and the benefits of the practice on Sunday, January 14th from 11- 12:30. If you are not able to do the retreat there is much merit in helping to sponsor the event, a participant, or a meal. Contact Lama Yeshe, resident teacher at the Hay River KTC Buddhist Meditation Center if you would like to participate or assist in making this precious practice possible. Find additional information at www.ktcHayRiver.org. Lama Yeshe is a fully ordained monk in the Kagyu Lineage of Tibetan Buddhism.
This practice is restricted to those who have taken the refuge vow. It is a residential retreat that includes periods of fasting, silence, chanting, visualizations and mantra recitation. The practice of Nyungne originates with the nun Gelongma Palmo and the lineage includes some of the Karmapas. The benefits include purification of negative karma, accumulation of merit and wisdom, and improved health. Click on the link below for additional information on the Nyungne practice.