Buddha’s Enlightenment Day – Fasting and Purification Retreat (Nyungne)

Buddha’s Enlightenment Day – Fasting and Purification Retreat (Nyungne)

April 14th-15th

Buddha’s Enlightenment Day (April 15th) is marked by special purification and fasting retreats in Kadampa Buddhist Centers worldwide. This practice is done in conjunction with prayers to the Buddha of Compassion — Eleven-faced Avalokitishvara. It is very powerful for purifying negative karma and pacifying strong delusions such as attachment and hatred. Through this practice, we can also receive blessings and improve our experience of love and compassion. First thing on each of the two days of the retreat we take Precepts fasting vows, followed by three sessions each day of Drop of Essential Nectar a special fasting and purification practice. Each session is approximately 1 hour 30 minutes long. Everyone is welcome to attend the retreat sessions providing that they taken the Precepts fasting vows.

Cost: $20 entire retreat / $10 per day

Schedule:

Sunday, April 14

6:30AM Mahayana Precepts
7:00AM Drop of Essential Nectar Session 1
12:00PM Vegetarian Lunch
1:30PM Drop of Essential Nectar Session 2
3:30PM Drop of Essential Nectar Session  3

Monday, April 15

6:30AM Precepts Vows
7:00AM Drop of Essential Nectar Session 1
9:00AM Drop of Essential Nectar Session 2
1:30PM Drop of Essential Nectar Session  3
4:00PM Special Offering to Spiritual Guide Prayer

Dharmachakra Kadampa Buddhist Center | 923 Crossley Rd, Palm Springs | 760-656-8117 | 

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