2-Day Saka Dawa Nyung Nye Retreat

Requested by: The Tibetan Association of Washington
Led by: Khenpo Jampa Tenphel Rinpoche
Saturday and Sunday, May 7th– 8th
Time: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Monastery Shrine Room
All are welcome

In Tibetan, the word “Nyung” means less. “Nye” means remaining. This means that we reduce our negativity and, ideally, eliminate it entirely. Nyung Nye is a practice of fasting and purification. Each morning, one takes vows and abides by them for the whole day. On the first day, one vegetarian potluck lunch is eaten at noon and liquids are taken. On the second day, no food or drink at all is consumed. In addition, this second day of practice is done in silence. On each day, practitioners do the 1,000 Armed Chenrezi practice.

Ven. Khen Jampa Rinpoche comes to us from the Dzongsar Insitute in North India, where he taught and served as library director for many years. He received his Degree of Acharya after nine years of study and graduated from Dzongsar University with a Ph.D. in philosophy. Following his 13 years of study, he was ordained an Abbott (Khenpo) in 2004 by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. He spent seventeen years studying with his main teacher, H.E. Khenchen Kunga Wangchuk. He also spent three years of silent retreat in Tibet. He has received empowerments from all four schools of Tibetan Buddhism and from many great masters including H.H. the Dalai Lama, H.H. Sakya Trizin, H.H. Dagchen Rinpoche, H.H. Karmapa, and H.E. Dzongsar Khyentse. He now teaches intermediate and advanced level classes on Buddhist philosophy, sutra and highest yoga tantra all over the world. He is also the founder and president of Tibetan Education Foundation, as well as the president of the International Association of Non-sectarian Tibetan Religious Traditions (IANTRT) of North America.