Nyungnay Retreat: a purifying ritual practice
April 15th marks the anniversary of Buddha Shakyamuni demonstrating the attainment of enlightenment in 589 BCE. This event is marked by special purification and fasting retreats in Kadampa Buddhist Centres worldwide and is based on the practice Drop of Essential Nectar. This practice is very powerful for purifying negative karma of body, speech, and mind, and for pacifying strong delusions such as desirous attachment and hatred. It is also a special method for receiving blessings and improving our experience of love, compassion and bodhichitta.
Jampa Ling KBC will hold this retreat on Saturday, April 14.
- Precepts* 6:30-7:00 am
- Session 1 7:00 – 8:15 am
- Heart Jewel 8:30 – 9:15am
- Session 2 11:00am – 12:15pm
- Session 3 4:00 – 5:15pm
*The Mahayana precepts are vows we take to abstain from certain actions for the duration of 24 hours. For more information about precepts please refer to our website or ask your class teacher.