Nyungnay Fasting Retreat
Detox Your Body and Mind & Awaken Your Compassion
Saturday, April 11th
The practice of Nyungnay is a special fasting and purification practice performed in conjunction with prostrations and prayers to Thousand-armed Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of Compassion. This is a very powerful method for purifying negativity of our body, speech, and mind, and for pacifying delusions such as strong attachment and anger.
It is also a special way of improving our minds of love, compassion, and receiving the compassionate blessings of Avalokiteshvara.
This practice is done annually at Kadampa centers throughout the world to celebrate Buddha’s Enlightenment Day.
During this retreat, we abstain from all meals except for a vegetarian lunch and drink only water.
Through fasting we can understand the sufferings of others and increase our compassion for them, as well as purify our own negative karma.
7:00-7:30am: The Eight Mahayana Precepts
7:30-8:45am: Chanted Prayers & Prostrations
10:00-11:15am: Chanted Prayers & Prostrations
4:00-5:15pm: Chanted Prayers & Prostrations
7:30-8:15pm: Heart Jewel with Meditation (optional)
In order to take the precepts necessary to participate in the retreat, students must attend the 7am session.
Students should avoid wearing perfume, makeup, and jewelry during this retreat.
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