Nyung Ne Retreat – Two Cycles

May 22 - 27, 2015

Date and Time Details: Please note there are two Nyungne Cycles, it is possible to participate in either only the first cycle or both cycles. The dates are as follows: Cycle 1: May 22 20h00 until May 25 end of breakfast Both Cycles: May 22 20h00 until May 27 end of breakfast

Location: The Ripa International Center (RIC)

Address: Hilfligweg 10
CH - 3172 Niederwangen (Bern)

Program Contact: Padma Ling CH.
Email: info@padmaling.ch.

Purifying fasting ritual at Ripa International Center from 22nd to 25th of May 2015 or from 22nd to 27th of May 2015

We are pleased to announce that Dungsey Lhuntrul Dechen Gyumrey Rinpoche will lead our next annual purifying fasting ritual of Nyung Ne practice. Rinpoche is ordained by Kyabje Drupwang Penor Rinpoche and revealed as the reincarnation of the 3rdTamdrin Lhunpo Chogtrul Rinpoche. This practice of Chenrezig (Avalokiteshvara) that can be followed by beginners and more advanced students is made out of a one day and an half fasting period complete with instructions, prayer and moment of silence. It will also be possible to take part to the second cycle of the fasting lasting for another one and and half day.

The spiritual leader of our center, Dungsey Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche, is recommending this practice to us, which will take place during the month of Saga Dawa, as an annual ritual of purification. The Nyung Ne is a traditional Tibetan practice of purifying fasting based on the prayers of Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of compassion. Every year at this time, it is practiced by communities of monasteries in India and Nepal that are under the guidance of Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche and of Lhuntrul Dechen Gyurmey Rinpoche.

We kindly ask you to register as soon as possible, in order to have the best organization possible, and no later than the 8th of May 2015. We thank you in advance for your understanding and your help.

Retreat costs

These costs include the meals:

  • Member retreat 22.05 – 25.05.2015 165 € / 195 CHF
  • Member retreat 22.05 – 27.05.2015 230 € / 275 CHF
  • Non-member retreat 22.05 – 25.05.2015 220 € / 275 CHF
  • Non-member retreat 22.05 – 27.05.2015 315 € / 375 CHF

To register, please fill out this form by clicking here

Cost per night of your stay

  • hotel room, simple CHF 95.00
  • hotel room, double CHF 65.00
  • basic room, simple CHF 65.00
  • basic room, double CH 45.00
  • dormitory CHF 25.00

To book your room, please visit the website of Landguet Ried:

If further information needed, please contact us.