Friday, April 12 - Saturday, April 13 (7am start time both days)

Buddha’s Enlightenment Two-Day Fasting Retreat

This class is offered in person only

***Attendance at morning Mahayana precepts at 7am each day is required to participate in subsequent sessions (see below for further information)

Sessions: 7 - 9:30am (Precepts & first session) | 10:30am - 12:00pm | 3:00 - 4:45pm

Free

April 15th is Buddha’s Enlightenment Day. Every year we celebrate this event with the traditional two day fasting purification practice known as Nyungnay, using the practice, Drop of Essential Nectar. During this practice we emphasize compassion, the very heart of enlightenment, by engaging in prostrations to 1,000 armed Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of Compassion.

This practice 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.

Kadam Morten
Kadam Morten

DETAILS

When we take the eight Mahayana precepts, we explicitly promise to abstain for twenty-four hours from eight actions: i. killing, ii. stealing, iii. sexual activity, iv. lying, v. taking intoxicants, vi. eating after lunch, vii. sitting on high or luxurious thrones or seats, vii. wearing ornaments, perfume, etc, and singing and dancing, etc.
Please visit kadampa.org for more information about taking precepts
Everyone welcome!

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