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Practice for the Full Solar Eclipse

Live Webcast

April 8, 2024 @ 6:00 am 8:00 am CDT

For many years, Khentrul Rinpoche has had the aspiration to establish the practice of nyungnay (explanation) within our sangha. Until now, this wish has not been fulfilled.

On the day of a full solar eclipse, all positive and negative actions are greatly magnified and their power to effect is multiplied many times over. For this reason, Rinpoche would like to use this special opportunity to give nyungnay fasting vows and establish a day of practice.

Rinpoche will give vows from the main temple at 6:00am Central Daylight Time at Katog Rit’hrod. Everyone is welcome to attend via webcast even though you may be in a different time zone.


Following the vows, Rinpoche will give nyungnay teachings, and then we will engage in the traditional nyungnay practice of Avalokiteshvara. The main practice will be to accumulate as much mantra throughout the day as possible and to engage in as many positive actions as we can. Rinpoche will provide further explanation during the teachings.

Ideally, the practitioner takes the nyungnay fasting vows and then focuses on practice all day. However, if one must go to work, as long as we keep the vows, which include eating only one meal at noon, then we are still welcome to participate.

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This live webcast took place on April 8, 2024 and has now passed. However, the recorded teaching and accompanying texts can be accessed by enrolling in the corresponding “My Courses” addition (free).

Questions? Please email [email protected].