with Lama Tom Broadwater and Lama Ellen Buckingham
The Nyungne Retreat is designed to purify negative karma and accumulate merit and wisdom. It is a two-day practice focusing on the generation of the Bodhisattva attitude, the strict keeping of vows, and the recitation of the 1000-arm Chenrezig sadhana. Chenrezig is the Bodhisattva of Compassion, and his practice aids our development of loving-kindness and compassion. It is said that to accomplish the Nyungne, even once, can sever the currents leading to rebirth in the lower realms of existence.
Beginners and seasoned practitioners are encouraged to attend this profound practice. The reading transmission and orientation will be given Friday evening. For those who are short on time, a one-day practice on Saturday is strongly encouraged.
The retreat will be held at Sts Peter and Paul Retreat Center, 2734 Seminary Rd SE, Newark, OH 43056. The Retreat Center offers private sleeping rooms for overnight which include two twin beds in each room. Practitioners of the same gender will be assigned to room together. The facility also offers private and shared bathroom and provides all bedding and towels. Meals for the retreat will be prepared by the chef at Sts Peter and Paul.
Restricted to practitioners that have taken refuge and received the reading transmission may participate in the retreat.
Practitioners are encouraged to bring a mala. Cushions, puja tables, practice texts and materials will be provided.
During the weekend retreat, there will be chanting sadhana practice multiple times each day including some prostrations. Lunch will be served on Saturday and then only water or fruit juice is permitted for the remainder of the day. Fasting with no food or drink on Sunday. The fast is broken with breakfast early Monday morning.Register Online
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