The Benefits of Nyung-näs

The Benefits of Nyung-näs

Date Posted:
May 2012

Rinpoche gave the following advice regarding nyung nä practice. 

Nyung näs are a most powerful, beneficial and quick way to develop bodhicitta, to collect extensive merit to quickly achieve enlightenment, to become Chenrezig, and to liberate sentient beings from the oceans of samsara suffering and bring them to enlightenment.

This practice is a trillion, billion times greater than becoming an Olympic champion. Doing so many nyung näs you become an unbelievable champion, this is what makes numberless buddhas and bodhisattvas most happy and brings sentient beings to enlightenment as quickly as possible. If you have many to do, then it would be good to take Great Chenrezig initiation, to receive the blessings of Chenrezig.

You do not need to do all of them at one time; you can do some each year, from time to time. Just build up slowly and eventually you will be able to complete them. Some people do fifty nyung näs in a row, but you don’t have to do this.

Try to do some on the Buddha days , when the merit is multiplied 100 million times. Some FPMT centers do eight or three in a row during Saka Dawa and on other Buddha days. This is an extremely powerful practice and an incredible way to develop bodhicitta.

[Note: The Buddha days are the 15th day of Losar (Tibetan first month), Saka Dawa (Buddha Shakyamuni was born, attained enlightenment, and passed away), Buddha’s first teaching and Buddha's descent from Tushita (Lhabab Duchen). For exact dates each year, please check the Liberation Tibetan Calendar, available from FPMT Foundation Store. Find links to the nyung nä practice book in the FPMT Catalogue. See also Abiding in the Retreat, a commentary by Lama Zopa Rinpoche on the nyung nä practice.]