A Nyungne retreat is a buddhist practise, which helps to purify negative imprints in the mind (Karma) and to build up merit and wisdom at the same time. For one Nyungne 2 1/2 days of practise are needed, for which one takes vows, which include being silent, fasting, generating the attitude of a Bodhisattva and reciting the puja of the 1000-armed Chenresig, the Buddha of compassion. During this course Lama Jampa will guide us through 2 Nyungnes; but it is also possible to participate in just one Nyungne.
Lama Jampa is Tibetan and comes originally from Yangpachen, the seat of the Shamarpas in Tibet. For many years already he is living and teaching in the USA, where he always kept a very close contact with Shamar Rinpoche until Rinpoche passed away. Lama Jampa touches by his kind and loving attitude, which is deeply rooted in the Dharma. Everybody who saw him during the filling process of the Stupa for Shamar Rinpoche, was deeply moved.
Schedule: Begin already Tuesday evening at 8pm (!) with instructions until either Friday morning (for 1 Nyungne) or until Sunday morning for both.
Wednesday: Start with the practice, which includes recitation, prostrations and meditation. This day there will be breakfast and lunch. No dinner this day, just beverages.
Thursday: Fasting, which means the whole day is dedicated to the practise. No food, no drinks, no talking.
from Friday morning 5am drinks are allowed again and with the following practice session the 1st Nyungne-cycle is concluded. Directly afterwards the 2nd one will start, so: breakfast and lunch, no dinner but beverages.
Saturday: Fasting day, like Thursday
Sunday morning: End of the 2nd Nyungne-cycle.
Lama Jampa might also give an empowerment to the 1000-armed Chenrezi on Sunday morning
Important: You are also welcome if you can’t attend the entire course, or not even one of the two Nyungne-cycles, but only part of it! According to Lama Jampa every participation is beneficial, even if you don’t join the course at all but help preparing the meals, thus supporting the practitioners, it is very meritorious!
We are just asking you kindly to register, for whatever time you are able to join!
Fee for the entire course: € 130 (red. € 105)
Fee for just the first Nyungne, Tuesday evening – Friday morning: € 70 (€ 60), or the second one: Friday morning – Sunday morning: € 65 (€ 55)
Language: English with German translation