Nyungne Retreat

a purifying ritual practice

This special fasting and purification practice is performed in conjunction with Eleven-faced Avalokiteshvara.  It is very powerful for purifying negative karma of body, speech and mind, and for pacifying strong delusions such as desirous attachment and hatred.  It is also a special method for receiving blessings and improving our experience of love, compassion and bodhichitta.

Usually this practice is done over two days, with the eight Mahayana precepts being taken at the beginning of each day.  On the first day, it is customary to abstain from all meals apart from lunch.  On the second day, we engage in a complete fast abstaining from all food and drink for twenty-four hours.  On both days we do three sessions of the puja Drop of Essential Nectarone first thing in the morning, one before lunch, and one in the late afternoon. Those who are unable to engage in a complete fast can participate in the puja on the second day, provided they take the eight Mahayana precepts on that day.

On each day, before the break of dawn, we begin by taking the eight Mahayana precepts according to the sadhana entitled A Pure Life and then we begin the first session of the sadhana entitled Drop of Essential Nectar.

       Meditationteacher

Valentina Schweizer is a long time sincere practitioner who dedicates her life to the spread of Kadam Dharma through her job as Education Programme Coordinator in KMC Switzerland, Zürich. She is admired and loved for her joyful and light-hearted way of practicing Buddhism in everyday life.

Detailed information


Timetable

More information about the timetable will follow soon.


Costs

The costs include 3 nights and all meals from Friday supper until Monday lunch.

Pricelist Nyungne Retreat, April 12th - 15th, 2019
Main House: Quadruple Room with shared bathroomCHF 225.-
Main House: Twin Room with shared bathroomCHF 300.-
Main House: Single Room with shared bathroomCHF 360.-
Temple: Single Room with shared bathroom and showerCHF 405.-
Temple: Single Room Ensuite with bathroom and showerCHF 450.-
Temple: Large Single Room Ensuite with bathroom and showerCHF 465.-
Temple: Single Studio Ensuite with bathroom and small kitchen unitUsed as Single Room: CHF 480.-
Used as Twin Room: CHF 420.- / person
Temple: Single Studio Ensuite with bathroom and bathUsed as Single Room: CHF 480.-
Used as Twin Room: CHF 420.- / person
Course only:CHF 90.-

“Developing compassion and wisdom and helping those in need is the true meaning of life.”

– Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

Everyone is Welcome

to this special retreat!

Information compact


When

April 12th – 19th, 2019

The retreat starts on Friday evening, April 12th with a introduction in the temple. Supper will be served at 6pm.

Please find more detailed information about the timetable on the left side soon.

Where

From the airport (Zurich, Geneva, Basel or Milano):
It will take you 3-4 hours from all the airports with public transport. Take the train to Visp and then the regional train to Stalden-Saas. From Stalden railroad station you can take a bus to Törbel. The bus stop there is called ‘Törbel Post’.

By train:
All major cities in Switzerland offer very good connections to Visp. From there take the regional train to Stalden-Saas. From Stalden railroad station you can take a bus to Törbel. The bus stop there is called ‘Törbel Post’.

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Costs

Please find more detailed information on the left side.

Silence during the retreat

On this retreat we observe silence until lunchtime. Being in silence allows the mind to settle and find peace. In this way you will be able to concentrate better during meditation and to leave all the stress and busyness that we are normally immersed in behind. In the afternoon and evening retreaters are encouraged to discuss their experience of the meditation and teachings, so they can help each other to overcome obstacles and gain deeper experience.

Language and Translation

This course will be held in English and translated into German. However we try to help to organize more translations if needed.

Volunteering

Kailash IRC is a charity and the Retreat Centre is run by a few volunteers. It is also fun to connect with fellow retreaters while helping out with small tasks. For this reason every participant helps with some jobs (e.g. chopping vegetables, washing dishes, tidying up etc). and the final cleaning at the end of the course.

Find here more practical information about your stay.

More questions?

For more information please contact us via email (info@kailash.org) or phone (+41 (0) 27 203 22 22).