Now that KTC has opened its new building, we are ready to have our first Nyungne Retreat. Mark your calendars for Saturday, Sunday, and Monday morning Aug. 5,6,7, and 8, and be prepared to join us for the observance of this fasting and mantra retreat.
Lama Tom will lead the retreat, which will begin at 6 AM Saturday Aug 5 and finish at 8 AM Monday Aug. 8. As in the past, participants will be able to “camp out” in the building during the retreat, and our regular 10 AM Sunday morning shamatha session will take place at the rear of the Main Shrine Room with the retreat taking place at the front of the shrine room.
What Is a Nyungne? The Nyungne retreat is a Tibetan Buddhist practice designed to purify negative karma and accumulate merit and wisdom. It involves two and a half days of practice with the strict keeping of vows (a day and a half of complete fasting from food and drink), the generation of the Bodhisattva attitude, and the recitation of the sadhana of the 1000-arm form of Chenrezik, Bodhisattva of compassion.
Participants are required to have taken the Refuge Vow and receive the Reading Transmission for the 1000-Arm Chenrezig practice.
Want to learn more about Nyungne? Lama Tom and Lama Adam will teach an Introduction to the Nyungne Practice and give the reading transmission for the Practice on Saturday July 16. Program is from 10 AM to 3 PM
Interested in Taking Refuge? Write to Lama Kathy at email@example.com and she will sign you up for a Refuge Ceremony on a Sunday afternoon in July.