Chenrezig is renowned as the embodiment of the compassion of all the Buddhas. We develop the enlightened quality of compassion through Chenrezig practice and mantra recitation as well as by compassionate conduct toward all beings.
The Nyingne Retreat is a Tibetan Buddhist practice designed especially for lay practitioners to purify negative karma and accumulate merit and wisdom. It is a one day (Nyingne) or two day (Nyungne) practice focusing on keeping strict vows, generating the Bodhisattva attitude, and reciting the sadhana of the 1000-armed Chenrezig, the Bodhisattva of compassion. In this way, the Nyungne practice cultivates all three vehicles of Buddhism.
The vows or 8 precepts that we take include not killing, stealing, or lying, and abstaining from sexual activity, intoxicants, luxury, ornaments, and entertainment for the duration of the retreat.
Please join us in this very profound practice of purification and compassion.
9:00am-12:00pm Nyingne Practice*
12:00pm-2:00pm Lunch (will be provided)
2:00pm-5:00pm Nyingne Practice
$25-35 per day
$70-90 for the retreat