Drepung Loseling Monastery - Spiritual Development Program
Drepung Loseling Monastery, Inc.
Its annual purification intensive
Nyung Ne
To Commemorate Saka Dawa,
the Month of Buddha's Enlightenment
June 8-11, 2017
Nyung Ne is a powerful practice for purification and the accumulation of positive energy, based on Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of Compassion. Geshe Ngawang Phende will lead Drepung Loseling Monastery’s annual Nyung Ne retreat.
This retreat is open to those who have received the Avalokiteshvara Empowerment or any Highest Yoga Tantra Empowerment. 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.
The tenth-century Indian Buddhist nun, Bhikshuni Lakshmi, received this practice directly from Avalokiteshvara. Through practicing it, she achieved extraordinary accomplishments, such as curing leprosy, and the attainment of full enlightenment. The practice was then popularized by the Seventh Dalai Lama, whereupon it spread throughout Tibet, Nepal, India and Bhutan. It has become one of the most popular practices in Tibetan lay communities, and is considered one of the most effective practices for communal and environmental healing, including overcoming epidemics and other large-scale natural disasters.
Mahayana Precepts
If you have taken refuge and would like to take the one day Mahayana Precepts, click here.
The retreat is being offered free of cost.
A voluntary offering for monastery & teacher are recommended.
You will need to bring your copy of the Nyung Ne retreat booklet with you to the sessions. If you need to purchase a booklet, they are available by request for $20. The deadline for booklets is Tuesday June 6 as they are made to order. They will be ready for pickup at the beginning of the retreat on Thursday June 8.

Retreat Schedule

Thursday, June 8
Introductory teachings at 7:00 pm.
Friday, June 9 and
Saturday, June 10

The Mahayana Precepts, taken before sunrise,
practice will begin at 4:00 am.
The first session will conclude at 7:00 am.
The second & third sessions are scheduled for 9:00 am – 12 noon
and 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm.

Sunday, June 11
Practice begins again at 4:30 am and the retreat will conclude by serving a traditional soup to break the fast at 7:30 am.

Space for this retreat will be very limited. To ensure a place, please register as soon as possible. Registration will close when the space is filled or by June 1.
Drepung Loseling Monastery
1781 Dresden Dr., Atlanta GA 30319

To Register, Please Call 404-982-0051