April 15, 2024 @ 7:00 am – 8:15 am
Jampa Ling Kadampa Buddhist Centre
LL5 89 Collier St
L4M 1H2
(289) 556-6742
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Nyungne Fasting Retreat

This special fasting and purification practice is performed in conjunction with Eleven-faced Avalokiteshvara.

It 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.

This practice is done over two days, with the eight Mahayana precepts being taken at the beginning of each day.

On the first day, it is customary to abstain from all meals apart from lunch.

On the second day, we engage in a complete fast, abstaining from all food and drink for twenty-four hours.

On both days, we do three sessions of the puja: Drop of Essential Nectar – one first thing in the morning, one before lunch, and one late in the afternoon.

Those who are unable to engage in a complete fast can participate in the puja on the second day, provided they take the eight Mahayana precepts on that day.

Although this is an in-depth Buddhist practice, it is open to everyone. *If this is your first time attending a Nyungne Retreat, please email: epcjampaling@gmail.com for more information about what to expect.*

You can buy a copy of the Drop of Essential Nectar prayer booklet from tharpa.com.


Sunday, April 14th

6.30 – 7.00 am – Precepts

7.00 – 8.15 am – Session 1

10.00 am – 11.15 pm – Session 2

5.30 – 6.45 pm – Session 3

Monday, April 15th – Buddha’s Enlightenment Day

6.30 – 7.00 am – Precepts

7.00 – 8.15 am – Session 4

11.00 am – 12.15 pm – Session 5

3.00 – 4.15 pm – Session 6

A special fasting and purification practice in conjunction with Eleven-faced Avalokiteshvara