Nyung Nay of the Thousand Arm Chenrezig Apr 1-4

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Nyung Nay of the Thousand Arm Chenrezig Apr 1-4

Post by phantom59 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 2:44 pm

Event : Nyung Nay of the Thousand Arm Chenrezig
Start : April 1 @ 8:00 pm ( 3 Days Stay In )
Finishes : April 4 7:30 am
Venue : Sakya Tenphel Ling
Address : 5, Pasir Ris Drive 4, Singapore 519455
Map :
http://www.streetdirectory.com/asia_tra ... ite_82910/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Website : http://www.sakyatenphelling.org/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Poster :
http://www.sakyatenphelling.org/program ... ungnay.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Programme :

Day 1
7.30pm 8.00pm
9.00pm 10.00pm Arrival to Sakya Tenpheling & Registration Empowerment
Briefing to Retreat participants; distribution of Retreat Sadhana
Lights off Day 1
4.00am Wake up call
4.30am - 7.00am 1st Session
Take precepts to eat only lunch (drinks and talking permitted)
7.00am - 8.30am Light Breakfast and own sadhana practice 8.30am -
11.00am 2nd Session
11.00am Lunch (Sumptuous lunch together before actual Fasting starts,
though drinks allowed rest of Day 1)
3.30pm - 6.00pm 3rd Session
6.00pm - 9.00pm Free and Easy (Mantra recitation of --Om Mani Padme
Hum, own sadhana and other meritorious deeds)
Lights off at 9.00 pm

Day 2
4.00am Wake up call
4.30am - 7.00am 4th Session -- take precepts to not eat, drink, or
speak for 24 hours
7.00am - 8.30am Own sadhana practice & mantra chanting
8.30am -11.00am 5th Session
11.00am - 3.30pm Free and Easy (Mantra recitation of --Om Mani Padme
Hum||, own sadhana and other meritorious deeds)
3.30pm - 6.00pm 6th Session
6.00pm - 9.00pm Free and Easy (Mantra recitation of --Om Mani Padme
Hum||, own sadhana and other meritorious deeds)
Lights off at 9.00 pm

Day 3
4.00am Wake Up Call
4.30am - 7.30am 7th Session -- your final session [Retreat ends with
short conclusion session, breaking Fast and all participants enjoying
Tsog together]

7.30am - 10.30am Packing up

A Nyung Nay retreat consists of 7 sessions spread over 3 days. In each
session we practise the sadhana of Chenrezig, the Buddha symbolizing
compassion. The sadhana involves meditating on bodhicitta (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

A Nyung Nay Retreat is a special two-day meditation, fasting and
purification retreat based on the practice of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig
and is known for its power in the purification of negative karma and
the accomplishment of enlightened qualities.
It is a Vajrayana practice from the Kriya ("Action") class of Tantra.
It is a powerful, quick and effective method to purify a lot of
negativities and at the same time collect a vast amount of merit.
Meditators of the past have been known to purify such diseases as
leprosy through this practice. However, the principal purpose of the
practice is the attainment of supreme Enlightenment for the benefit of
all living beings.
In consultation with His Holiness Sakya Trizin on the importance of
this practice to our members, he said "Nyung Nay, or fasting ritual,
is a very effective way of purifying the negative deeds. The main
deity is Avalokiteshvara, thousand armed, starting originally from the
Bhikshuni Palmo. Since then, it's been passed down as a great way to
purifying the negative deeds. It is said that even those who have
committed very heinous crimes can be purified through this ritual. Not
only those who are doing the ritual will receive great benefit, even
those who sees such person, or hears or any kind of physical or verbal
connection to the people who are doing the ritual will also benefit in
great ways. Therefore it is a very, very effective way."

The vows to be observed include refraining from:
Sexual activities (celibate)
Drinking alcohol, taking drugs, smoking cigarettes
Using perfumes, wearing make-up or ornaments, singing, playing music,
dancing and other forms of entertainment
Eating in inappropriate times
Sitting in high seats

What to bring
Mala to be used only for Chenrezig mantra
Vajra and Bell (optional)
Mandala set (optional)
Dharma book to read during break times
Own sadhanas [Retreat Sadhanas will be provided on 1 April]
Gloves, towel/cushion to be used for prostration
Sleeping bag, pillow and personal toiletries, torch light. Own pen
and note pad if truly need to communicate on Day 2 of retreat (3
Many clean clothes, as Kriya Tantra emphasizes cleanliness. Clothing
should be comfortable and loose-fitting, and appropriate for a
semi-monastic environment (no shorts, translucent or sleeveless
Your own cup (big or medium) and thermos, if possible
If desired, you may bring your own additional nutritious food (such
as nuts, dried fruit, energy bars) to supplement the one meal on the
first day (2 April lunch) of the Nyung Nay. And any special drinks
such as dehydration salts
You are encouraged to bring kata, flowers, food, fruits and other
items to offer to the Retreat shrine. On the Retreat conclusion day (4
April), there will be a Tsog offering
Pain relievers might be helpful in case of developing sore muscles
from prostrating

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