Friday, September 22, 2023 at 7:00 PM EDT
Monday, September 25, 2023 at 9:30 AM EDT

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29 Mohawk ST Danvers, MA 01923

in person and online event :

This beautiful purification practice may be challenging for some. Lama Kelsang strongly encourages us to attend this retreat in person if possible. To accommodate the needs of students he will also offer retreat on live stream via zoom. With theunderstanding that you will observe the fasting and keeping of noble silence requirements. We look forward to seeing you soon!


Zoom Link:


pass code 108108





Mary Burke
Drikung Meditation Center 
617 913 1519 

Venerable Lama Konchok Sonam 
is the Spiritual Director of the Drikung
Meditation Center.

May all benefit and be happy and free!


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Nyungne Retreat with Ven. Lama Kelsang September 22nd 7pm - September 25th 9:30am EDT


About Nuyungne:

Nyungne is a profound purification practice, a length of time, 2+ days, is especially helpful for people whose schedules cannot accommodate long-term retreat. It involves prostrations and the keeping of strict vows; the second day, Sunday, is devoted to complete silence and fasting of water as well as food.. The meditation centers on the recitations, mantras, and guided visualizations of the Thousand-Armed Chenrezig, the embodiment of all the buddhas’ loving-kindness and compassion. Translated as “abiding in the fast,” Nyungne is said to be effective in the healing of illness, the nurturing of compassion, and the purification of negative karma.


Lama Kelsang tells us some "Soup" i.e. light broth may be taken as well as medications if necessary.

Lama asks that if you are local to please make a special effort to attend this retreat in person if possible. To accommodate the needs of students who feel they can keep the requirements of the practice of fasting and silence (with modifications for medical need) Lama Kelsang has agreed to allow registrants to participate via live stream.  The link for this will be provided a few days prior to the retreat.


Zoom Link:


pass code: 108108


September 22nd Friday:

  • 7pm Introduction and "taking your place" tibetan: Drel dzin

This includes: Opening prayers, altruistic motivation and action bodhicitta. There will be a Torma Offering and short introduction of the Nuynugne and transmission of the Texts.

To engage this practice transmission is enough - empowerment is not necessary.

September 23rd, Saturday:

  • 8am Breatfast
  • 9am first session 
  • 12noon Middday meal 
  • Fasting (abstaining from food) begins
  • 1 - 3pm second Session
  • 3 - 5pm Rest Break
  • 5 - 7pm 3rd session

September 24th, Sunday:

  • Upon waking we observe Noble Silence and continue fasting additionaly abstaining from water* and beverages until Monday am
  • 9am first session
  • 12pm - 1pm Rest Break
  • 1 - 3pm second Session
  • 3 - 5pm Rest Break
  • 5 - 7pm 3rd session

Lama Kelsang has informed us if your have health concerns that would preclude you form fasting, (both food and water) broth "soup" and water is allowed "as needed" to participate in the practice.

September 25th, Monday:

  • 8am - 9:30am final session , Tsok and Dedication



If this is your first Nyungne practice please be aware that ther are strict fasting and keeping of Silence at various stages of this reateat.

Medical Concerns:

For questions please contact Mary at dmcboston@gmail.com