Nyungnay Purification Retreat (Apr 17 – 18)


Nyungnay Purification Retreat
Saturday, April 17 – Sunday, April 18

Self-guided sessions

Nyungne is a special fasting and purification retreat which is done in conjunction with the Buddha of Compassion spiritual practice. Through fasting we can understand the sufferings of others and increase our compassion for them, as well as purify our own negative karma. On the first day of the retreat we abstain from all meals except for a vegetarian lunch and drink only water. On the second day we abstain from all food and drink for twenty-four hours. Participants may attend both days of the retreat or they may attend on Saturday only, depending on their abilities and preferences.

**In order to take the vows necessary to participate in the retreat, students must attend the 7am session.


Saturday, April 17:

7:00 – 7:45 am: Precepts**
8:00 – 9:15 am: Session 1
10:15 – 11:30 am: Session 2
2:00 – 3:15 pm: Session 3

Sunday, April 18:

7:00 – 7:45 am: Precepts**
8:00 – 9:15 am: Session 1
1:00 – 2:15 pm: Session 2
3:15 – 4:30 pm: Session 3

Books/Sadhanas: The following prayers are used during this retreat and are available as digital downloads or hard copies through Tharpa.com. Click the link if you’d like to purchase a copy.

Drop of Essential Nectar
A Pure Life

Preparing at Home:
Since the retreat is livestream online this year, we have prepared a guide for doing the retreat at home, available for download.
Nyungnay at Home Preparation
Nyungnay Retreat Session Guide


$40 for full weekend (Saturday & Sunday)
$20 for Saturday only


Please register via the form below. After submitting payment, check your email for the Zoom link to join the retreat sessions. Note that there is one link for all sessions.

Streaming is available to those in the Greater Philadelphia Metropolitan area. If you live outside of that area, you can find a local Kadampa meditation center here.


Please note that videos cannot be downloaded and should not be shared with others. If you experience any problems registering, please contact our Administrative Director, Sarah, at admin@meditationinphiladelphia.org.