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Title: Nyungnay Purifying Ritual Practice Location: Amoghasiddhi Kadampa Buddhist Centre Date: Tuesday 14th & Wednesday 15th April Schedule: please see below
About the Retreat:
April 15th is Buddha’s Enlightenment Day. This year we celebrate this event with the two-day fasting purification practice known as Nyungnay, By using this prayers known as Drop of Essential Nectar. During this practice, we will emphasise compassion, the very heart of enlightenment, by engaging in prostrations to 1,000 armed Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of Compassion.
This special fasting and purification practice is performed in conjunction with Eleven-faced Avalokiteshvara. It 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.
Each day will begin with taking the eight Mahayana precepts. For further information about precepts, please see our website. In addition, there will be three retreat sessions each day.
About the Teacher: Kelsang Norpel is a Buddhist monk. He is an inspiring and lighthearted teacher known for his humour and inspirational presentation of Dharma. His teachings are always practical and easy to apply to everyday life.
Booking, schedule information & costs
Everybody is welcome. This retreat is perfect for all levels of experience, no previous experience required. Booking: no need to book, but you must attend precepts or have taken precepts before engaging in the retreat
Schedule: 7.30 – 8.00 Precepts (needs to be taken each day)
8.00 – 9.15 session 1
11.30 – 12.45 session 2
1.00 – 3.00 lunch (2nd day optional complete fast no drink or food)
3.00 – 4.15 session 3
5.00 -6.00 13th & 14 April Wishfulfilling Jewel
6.00 – 8.30 15th April Offering to the Spiritual Guide – Buddha’s Enlightenment Day
Cost: £2.00 per session + £2.50 for lunch Free: for FP students and friends of the Centre. Please pay on the day.