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Nyung-Ne (fasting retreat)

 

Nyung-Ne is a powerful practice for purification and the accumulation of positive energy, based on Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of Compassion.

The retreat also auspiciously coincides with Saka Dawa, the month commemorating the Buddha’s enlightenment.

This intensive practice involves maintaining the Eight Mahayana Precepts, as well as additional vows on the second full day to abstain from eating, drinking or talking for 24 hours. The meditation sessions include chants, prostrations and mantra recitation.

Nuns do 8 sets of Nyung-Ne every second months at the abbey.

 

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