ACTUALIZE YOUR FULL POTENTIAL
“What is enlightenment? It is the inner light of wisdom that is completely free from all mistaken appearance, and whose function is to bestow mental peace upon each and every living being every day.”
- Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
Nyungnay Fasting & Purification Retreat
Saturday, April 8th, 7am - 3:15pm • $20 (TTP discount applies)
with Resident Teacher, John Baker
Nyungnay is a special retreat which is done in conjunction with the Buddha of Compassion spiritual practice. Through fasting and physical prostration we can understand the sufferings of others and increase our compassion for them, as well as purify our own negative karma. On the day of this retreat we abstain from all meals except for a vegetarian lunch and drink only water.
**In order to take the vows necessary to participate in the retreat, students must attend the 7am session. Participants should also refrain from wearing jewelry, makeup or perfume.
Saturday, April 8:
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
4:30 - 5:30pm: Heart Jewel Prayers (optional)
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THIS RETREAT HAS A SPECIAL SHRINE
with beautiful offerings. Would you like to contribute? DONATE HERE and put "April 8th" in the special instructions on your donation.
Saturday, May 6:
10:30 - 11:45am Session 1
12:15 - 1:30pm Session 2
1:30 - 3pm Lunch Break
3 - 4pm Meditation and Q&A
Daycourse: Introduction to Tantra
Saturday, May 6th, 10:30am - 4:00pm • $30
with Special Guest Teacher, Gen Kelsang Demo
Buddha’s Tantric teachings and meditations are all about taking charge of our own identity and steering it in a meaningful direction. By imagining ourselves as more loving, more compassionate and more wise we can break free of our own mundane appearances and ideas, and awaken our vast potential for happiness. Through special Tantric meditation methods, we can develop both our wisdom and our compassion until they produce a bliss so powerful that it completely purifies our mind and we quickly attain enlightenment. In this day course you will learn what Tantra is, why we need it and how to practice it for yourself. Everyone Welcome, no experience necessary.
Gen Kelsang Demo is the Midwestern US National Spiritual Director of the New Kadampa Tradition and the Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Center Washington DC. She has been a student of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for more than 25 years and has been teaching Kadampa Buddhism since 1998. Gen Demo is deeply respected as a teacher and practitioner. She demonstrates a wealth of practical knowledge and provides clear and inspiring teachings for people of all levels of interest.