The Singapore Buddha Sasana Society (Sakya Tenphel Ling)

Nyung Nay
A Sakya Two-Day Fasting Ritual and Meditation Of the Eleven-Faced Arya Lokeshvara. In Accordance to the Sakya Lineage in the tradition of Bhikshuni Palmo.
avalokiteshvara

A Nyung Nay Retreat is a special two-day meditation, fasting and purification retreat based on the practice of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig and is known for its power in the purification of negative karma and the accomplishment of enlightened qualities.
It is a
Vajrayana practice from the Kriya (“Action”) class of Tantra. It is a powerful, quick and effective method to purify a lot of negativities and at the same time collect a vast amount of merit. Meditators of the past have been known to purify such diseases as leprosy through this practice. However, the principal purpose of the practice is the attainment of supreme Enlightenment for the benefit of all living beings.


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His Holiness Sakya Trizin on the importance of this practice to our members:
“Nyung Nay, or fasting ritual, is a very effective way of purifying the negative deeds. The main deity is Avalokiteshvara, thousand-armed, starting originally from the Bhikshuni Palmo. Since then, it’s been passed down as a great way to purifying the negative deeds.   It is said that even those who have committed very heinous crimes can be purified through this ritual. Not only those who are doing the ritual will receive great benefit, even those who sees such person, or hears or any kind of physical or verbal connection to the people who are doing the ritual will also benefit in great ways. Therefore it is a very, very effective way.”
“It is actually lower tantric practice, mainly emphasizing outer and physical activities.  Some people said those who are practising higher tantras should not do. That is wrong, that is not true. Although in higher tantra, though it is said one should not suffer and one should not make oneself suffer from fasting and so on, but it is just matter of different motivation. Although higher tantric practioner should not suffer unnecessarily but since the Buddha who possesses the infinite wisdom and compassion, through his skilful means, in order to purify negative deeds that he has given such method. So therefore since we are ordinary person, although we practise higher tantra, but we are still very ordinary person, and we don’t have any kind of confidence. So therefore purification is very important. So the Buddha who possesses infinite wisdom, through his skilful means, such ritual we must practise. It is clearly said by many authentic Gurus in many of the explanations, there is nothing wrong even though one is doing practising higher Tantra.” 
“….by doing this two-day Fasting and Meditation retreat, the time one will spend in Samsara is shortened by 40,000 aeons, ….. and if one practises the entire ritual correctly as it is written, they will produce the root of merit tens of millions times hundreds of thousands of Buddhas…”