Nyungne Retreat - The Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig

Nyungne Retreat - The Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig

Date: Wed, May 31, 2017 5:30 am - Fri, Jun 02, 2017 6:00 am
Duration: 2 Days, 30 Minutes

May 31 - June 2, 2017  (Wednesday - Friday)  

PLEASE NOTE: The registration deadline is May 15, 2017.


1000armChenrezigResized During the auspicious month of Sakadawa, the month commemorating the birth, enlightenment and parinirvana of Shakyamuni Buddha, join the KTC Sangha as we participate in the practice of Nyungne (the Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig). It is said that, during this time, the merit accumulated through performing virtuous activity is multiplied 100,000 times.


The Nyungne practice is a profound kriya tantra meditation ritual based on loving-kindness and compassion in the form of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig.  The practice involves maintaining strict vows and meditating while reciting mantras and prayers, and performing prostrations and visualizations. Undertaken in sets of two days, the first day includes one vegetarian meal at noon, drinking water throughout the day as needed. The second day is a complete fast (including any water, liquids and medications) and is performed in noble silence. The Nyungne is renowned as a superior means to purify negative karma and accumulate great merit.


Chenrezig himself declared that completing even one Nyungne prevents rebirth in the lower realms.

Please note: it is necessary to arrive at KTC by 8pm the evening before as the practice begins Wednesday at 5:30 am. The practice will end on Friday morning around 6:00 am.

Guests attending a nyungne for the first time must speak to Lama Dechi before doing this practice.  Please contact her by emailing Lama Dechi or calling 845-297-2500 (leaving both your name and phone number so that she can get back to you).


Reservations are required.  Please submit an on-line reservation by May 15, 2017.


The price for each nyungne set includes all meals and accommodations.  Prices per set and per person are:

  • Dorm: $80/ Non-Members   $60/Members
  • Double occupancy in Tashi Kang guest house: $100 /Non-Members   $80 /Members
  • Private room in Tashi Kang guest house: $125 /Non-Members   $100 /Members
  • Double occupancy in Maitreya Center: $130 /Non-Members   $120 /Member
  • Private room in Maitreya Center: $150 /Non-Members   $130 /Member

Search Calendar