Buddha’s Enlightenment Day Fasting Retreat
with Kadam Morten
When: Friday, April 12 & Saturday, April 13, 2019
Friday Sessions: 7 – 9:30am (Precepts & first session) | 10:30am – 12:00pm | 3:30 – 4:45pm
Saturday Sessions: 7 – 9:30am (Precepts & first session) | 10:30am – 12:00pm | 3:00 – 4:15pm
Where: Kadampa Meditation Center, 127 W 24th Street, New York, NY
Cost: Free for all | Morning precepts at 7am 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 Friday/3:00pm Saturday. 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, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 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 weekends, as well as regular day and weekend meditation courses and retreats.