Nyung Nye Purification Retreat
on the Day of Miracles

February 17 - 20, 2019

About the Retreat

The Nyung Nye is an intensive two-day purification retreat that includes fasting, taking the Eight Mahayana Precepts, prostrations, prayers, mantra recitation, and offerings. It is a practice based on 1000-Arm Chenrezig, the Buddha of Compassion.

This retreat is being held over the special Buddhist Holy Day of Miracles, which is a merit-multiplying day on February 19th. On these special Buddha multiplying days, karmic results are multiplied by 100 million, as cited by Lama Zopa Rinpoche from the Vinaya text Treasure of Quotation and Logic. Doing even one Nyung Nye is said to be as effective as the three months of other purification practices and is extremely powerful for healing illness, purifying negative karma, and opening the heart to compassion.

Mahamudra Centre’s co-founder and active Director, Roy Fraser, will lead this retreat.

Retreat Fees:

$129.00 plus optional donation      

Fees include the participation in program plus meals.

We kindly request a donation to the centre to cover costs of retreat leader’s travel, food and stipend.

Those attending may also wish to make an offering to the retreat leader at the end of the retreat.

Price does not include accommodation; however, we are offering accommodation at a 50% discount for this retreat.

About Your Retreat Leader - Roy Fraser

Roy first engaged in Buddhist practice during a retreat with Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Lauwdo near Mount Everest in the Himalayas in 1980. He was so inspired by the teachings offered he returned to New Zealand determined to establish a centre to make the teachings available in New Zealand. Following Lama Yeshes advice he established Mahamudra Centre and was Director until 2001.

At Lama Zopas request, Roy  organized the first visit to New Zealand of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Throughout his studies, Roy has been very fortunate to receive many teachings from some of the great Lamas of the era along with completing many retreats both solo and as a group. He has had lead a number of retreats and taught several series of Introduction to Buddhism classes.

Program Schedule:

The retreat begins at 7:30 PM, Sunday February 17th. It ends at 3:00 PM, Wednesday, February 20th. 

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