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DHARMA PROGRAMS in FEBRUARY – MARCH 2024 AT DDSC TEMPLE IN-PERSON & ZOOM ON-LINE

*** Special 4-Nyungne (8 Days) Retreats, 27 February – 06 March 2024 (Month of Miracles), In-Person @ DDSC Temple with Lama Bunima with Khenmo Tsechik and Lopön Ani Gamtso & On-Line ZOOM with Worldwide Sangha

Special 4-Nyungne (8 Days) Retreats

27 February – 06 March 2024 (Month of Miracles)

In-Person @ DDSC Temple & On-Line ZOOM with Worldwide Sangha

…to be led by Lama Bunima with Khenmo Tsechik and Lopön Ani Gamtso

This Nyungne Retreat will be held after Losar (the Tibetan New Year) during the auspicious Month of Miracles. The Nyungne practice is a profound kriya tantra meditation ritual based on loving-kindness and compassion in the form of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig.

  • 1st Nyungne, starts Feb 27, ends Feb 29: 9AM – 6:30PM EST (1st Day); 9AM – 6:30PM EST (2nd Day)

  • 2nd Nyungne, starts Feb 29, ends Mar 02: 8AM – 6:30PM EST (1st Day); 9AM – 6:30PM EST (2nd Day)

  • 3rd Nyungne, starts Mar 02, ends Mar 04: 8AM – 6:30PM EST (1st Day); 9AM – 6:30PM EST (2nd Day)

  • 4th Nyungne, starts Mar 04, ends Mar 06: 8AM – 6:30PM EST (1st Day); 9AM – 6:30PM EST (2nd Day)

    • Retreat Conclusion, Mar 06:  8AM – 8:30AM EST

Each Nyungne session is a complete whole. Participants can take part in one, several or eight Nyungne sessions.  In each Nyungne session, Lunch @12:30 – 2PM EST on 1st day; Fasting on 2nd day ’till 7AM on following day. 


The practice involves maintaining strict 8 Mahayana Precepts vow and meditating while reciting mantras and prayers, and performing prostrations and visualizations. Undertaken in sets of two days, the first day includes one vegetarian meal at noon, drinking water throughout the day as needed. The second day is a complete fast performed in noble silence.

First time practitioners are encouraged to choose the first Nyungne because the explanations for the meditation will be given then.

The Nyungne is renowned as a superior means to purify negative karma and accumulate great merit. It is said that completing even one Nyungne prevents rebirth in the lower realms, and the practice of eight consecutive Nyungne leads to birth in Buddha Amitabha’s Pure Land of Dewachen.

H.E. Garchen Rinpoche has given this specific message regarding the Nyungne practice series:  “Geshe Ngawang Phuntsok Rinpoche said: ‘The Nyungne ritual is simple but has great benefits.’ As said in The Benefits of the Mahayana Sojong Vows, ‘Completing this practice even just once, one could take rebirth in the human or god realm; one could gain a precious human body that leads to temporary happiness and, ultimately, to enlightenment.’ Lama Bu Nima attended the first Nyungne I led in Gargon in 1982, and he has done many more since. He continues to conduct this practice in the traditional way. And now he is responsible for leading this monthly Nyungne retreat.”


Suggested Donation:  $40 / person / each Nyungne session OR $160 / person / all 4 Nyungne sessions

  • Any donations are deeply and gratefully appreciated, as they will be used to help operate and sustain the Center for the benefit of all beings. Anyone with a wish to participate is welcome to attend, and no one is turned away due to a lack of funds.
  • Please specify which Nyungne #, 1 or several, or all 4 sessions that you register to attend.  The temple can also then plan for vegetarian lunch for everyone.

  • Please contact DDSC at drikungdharmasurya@gmail.com if you are out of town participant for the entire in-person retreat and look for accommodation.

Registration required at:

  • drikungdharmasurya.org/upcoming-events/
  • drikungdharmasurya@gmail.com

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Lamp Offerings:

*** If you would like to make Special Lamp Offering (108 lamps) or Crystal Lamp Offering (1 Year) during this Special Teaching for Dedication of Merits to Parents or Loved Ones, please proceed on DDSC webpage at https://drikungdharmasurya.org/lamp-offerings/ OR https://drikungdharmasurya.org/pujas-for-the-living/, and provide us with names in request submission.

*** For Pujas for the Deceased Parents or Loved Ones, please proceed on DDSC webpage at https://drikungdharmasurya.org/pujas-for-the-deceased/  OR  https://drikungdharmasurya.org/donation/ and provide us with names in request submission.


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