Three Nyung Nä Retreat/s

Opening the heart to Chenrezig's compassion and kindness
V. Charles Trébaol
9 July 2019 to 15 July 2019

This summer Ven. Charles Trébaol will lead a series of three nyung näs. The nyung nä is an intensive purification practice based on 1,000 armed Chenrezig, which includes fasting and silence.

"Nyung nä means “abiding in the retreat.” In other words, you are retreating from negative karmas of body, speech and mind. When you hear, say or think of the word “nyung nä” don’t think only of fasting, of the physical practices involved. Don’t think a nyung nä is only about not eating—there is a much vaster meaning to think about."

—Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Nyung nä is a profound two-and-a-half-day practice. It involves the keeping of strict vows; the second day is devoted to complete silence and fasting. The meditation centers on the recitations of prayers and mantras, and guided visualizations of the Thousand-Armed Chenrezig, the embodiment of all the buddhas' loving-kindness and compassion. On the first day of each nyung nä one meal is taken, on the second day no food or drink is consumed and the day is spent in complete silence. The retreat ends the next morning. The first session starts at 5 am on the first day with the eight Mahayana precepts. Arrival day is on the day before the start of the retreat.

Ven. Charles Treboal has been completing, since 2001, a round of 108 nyung näs each year, at the Vajrayogini Institute in France. He is an embodiment of love and compassion and a unique guide to this practice.

You can participate in any or all of them separately. Arrival of participants is expected the day before:

  • First Nyung Nä: July 9 - 11, arrival on July 8 afternoon.
  • Second Nyung Nä: July 11 - 13, arrival on July 10 afternoon.
  • Third Nyung Nä: July 13 - 15, arrival on July 12 afternoon.

Read about Ven. Charles Trébaol here: Rejoicing in Seven Years of 108 Nyung Nä Retreats at Institut Vajra Yogini, France. Read more about the Nyung Nä: Abiding in the Retreat, by Lama Zopa Rinpoche


The retreat will be lead in English with translation into Spanish.

60€ each nyung nä. It includes course fee, accommodation, and meals.

V. Charles Trébaol took the ordination in 1989. Since then, he has spent many years in solitary retreat in the Pyrenees and in California and guides regularly 108 nyung nä retreats at Institute Vajrayogini in France. V. Charles is a unique guide of this practice.