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By Wangchen Rinpoche, Dalai Lama

The Tibetan Buddhist perform of Nyungne (nyoong-nay) has been gaining elevated consciousness in Buddhist facilities throughout North the USA; individuals say the perform purifies them either bodily and spiritually. This quantity is without doubt one of the few entire remedies in English of those robust teachings. Nyungne is a profound two-and-a-half-day perform, whose size of time is mainly invaluable for individuals whose schedules can't accommodate a long term retreat. It consists of the maintaining of strict vows; the second one day is dedicated to accomplish silence and fasting. The meditation facilities at the recitations, mantras, and guided visualizations of the Thousand-Armed Chenrezig, the embodiment of all of the buddhas' loving-kindness and compassion. Translated as abiding within the speedy, Nyungne is related to be powerful within the therapeutic of disorder, the nurturing of compassion, and the purification of unfavourable karma.meditation

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They are enlightened and the teaching is alive, as much alive now as it was in the very beginning. At the present time, this is unique to the Tibetan Buddhist spiritual heritage. In other words, the blessings and the lineage are up-to-date, alive today. I don’t know about the future, but right now it’s as wonderful as it was over a thousand years ago. I hope and pray that the lineage will remain a pure and enlightened lineage for many centuries to come. 18 S b u d d h is t fa s t in g p ract ice Gelongma Palmo’s Biography The founder of the Nyungne lineage, Bhikshuni Lakshmi (Tib.

In the light she saw a young boy riding a lion. He told her she should go to the east, to a place called Pundravardhana. “There you will find Thousand-Armed Chenrezig, who is the essence of all the buddhas of the three times,” he said. “This is the deity practice which is easy to accomplish. You should go there and practice and pray. ” Speaking thus, he put a small blessing pill on her tongue. ” “That siddhi is what I have already given to you,” Manjushri answered, and he disappeared. From that morning on Gelongma Palmo was able to develop great bodhichitta and, with an enormous devotion to Chenrezig, she started off toward the east.

Shangton Drajig went to his guru and told him about his experience and said that he wanted to go into retreat. His guru instructed him to remain as a teacher for three years and gave him the crystal Chenrezig that he had received from his own guru. After three years, Shangton Drajig gave away all of his fine robes, religious articles, and other belongings. Then he quietly disappeared into a hidden valley where for three months he continued to do one Nyungne after another, until he developed a terrible fever that lasted for seven days.

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