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Nyung Nay 201954 days away

Friday, 14 June 2019 to Monday, 17 June 2019 from 5:00 PM - 9:00 AM
Vajrayana Institute, Ashfield, Australia

Ticket Information

Type Price Quantity
Nyung Nay 2019 (non member) $150.00
Nyung Nay 2019 (member) $135.00
Sponsor One Retreatant's Nyung Nay $150.00
Sponsor food for the retreat $108.00

Event Details

What is Nyung Nay?

Nyung-nay (or "fasting retreat" in English) is a Vajrayana practice from the kriya ("action") class of tantra. It is a powerful practice to develop compassion and bodhichitta – the mind that strives for enlightenment for the benefit of all beings. It is also a quick and effective method to purify negativities and collect merit. Meditators of the past have been known to purify such diseases as leprosy through this practice.

One Nyung-nay requires being resident at Vajrayana for three nights, in order to incorporate two full practice days. Check-in is on day 1, days 2 & 3 are the practice days.

In each session we practice the sadhana ("method of accomplishment") of Chenrezig, the Buddha symbolising compassion. The sadhana involves meditating on bodhichitta (the aspiration to attain enlightenment in order to help all beings), visualizing Chenrezig, reciting prayers and mantras, and performing prostrations. Each session lasts approximately 3 hours.

Dates: 14th - 17th June 2019 (ending on the holy day of Saka Dawa)

Benefits of the practice

The spiritual impact of engaging in Nyung-nay practice is extraordinary, as explained in these references:

Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche's advice on the nyung-nay practice, Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archives

Nyung-nay retreat and its benefits, from the FPMT's Chokyi Gyaltsen Center, Malaysia.


You should be a Buddhist, having formally taken refuge in the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha. Those who have not formally taken refuge or who have not participated in Nyung-nay Retreat before will need to have an interview with the Spiritual Programme Coordinator and/or the retreat leader.

You should have taken the Great Thousand-armed Chenrezig Initiation, which will require taking the Bodhisattva Vows; if you haven't you should at least have received a complete initiation (wang) from one of the three higher classes of tantra.

You must be familiar with the Lam Rim (the Graduated Path to Enlightenment as presented in the Gelugpa Tibetan Buddhist tradition) and have attended at least one introductory course in Tibetan Buddhism.

You must have read all information on this website about the retreat, and agree to follow the discipline of the retreat, including fasting, strict silence, attending all sessions, and wearing appropriate clothing (no shorts or sleeveless shirts).





Vajrayana Institute 9 Victoria Square
Ashfield New South Wales
Australia 2131