Nyungne is an annual retreat practice beloved by the OKL sangha. Nyungne (pronounced nyung-nay) is a traditional retreat which includes vows for fasting and silence. Periods of group mediation are interspersed with periods for individual practice, study and reflection. Each day, we eat one large midday feast together, with assigned groups alternating cooking responsibilities and observing no meat or eggs, and also Rinpoche’s dietary restrictions. This practice is loved by everyone who does it, and members of our sangha look forward to the intimate retreat time with each other and Rinpoche.