Buddha’s Enlightenment Day Fasting Retreat

Kadam Morten Clausen, Resident Teacher, Eastern US National Spiritual Director for the New Kadampa Tradition

with Kadam Morten

When: Friday, April 13 & Saturday, April 14, 2018
Friday Sessions: 7:00 – 9:30am (Precepts & first session) | 10:30am – 12:00pm | 3:30 – 4:45pm
Saturday Sessions: 7:00 – 9:30am (Precepts & first session) | 10:30am – 12:00pm | 3:30 – 4:45pm
Where: Kadampa Meditation Center, 127 W 24th Street, New York, NY
Cost: Free for all | Morning precepts required to participate

April 15th is Buddha’s Enlightenment Day. Every year we celebrate this event with the traditional two day fasting purification practice known as Nyungne, using the practice known as 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.

Each day will begin with the taking of the eight Mahayana precepts at 7am. There will be three sessions each day: 7:00am, 10:30am and 3:30pm. You can only attend the sessions if you have taken the precepts that morning. For further information about precepts, please read more here.

About Kadampa Meditation Center NYC

Located in the heart of Chelsea, Kadampa Meditation Center NYC provides meditation classes and teachings throughout NYC and the greater New York area.


We offer evening meditation classes on Mondays, TuesdaysWednesdaysThursdays, and Fridays, and morning meditation classes on Tuesdays and Sundays that are suitable for newcomers. Our lunchtime meditations and after-work meditations are only a half-hour long and a great way to get a taste of meditation. We also have a monthly introductory classes, Learn the Fundamentals of Buddhist Meditation, and on occasional Sundays Awakening the Heart ,as well as regular day and weekend meditation courses and retreats.