April 15-16 Nyungne Purification Retreat

841We celebrate Buddha’s Enlightenment with a two-day purification and fasting retreat in conjunction with 1000-armed Avalokiteshvara practice. This beautiful practice is very powerful for purifying our negative karma of body, speech and mind, and for pacifying strong delusions such as desirous attachment and hatred. On each day we will begin with Mahayana precepts, and then engage in three sessions of chanted praises and prostrations to the Buddha of Compassion.

Traditionally, for those who are able, we take only one meal at lunch on the first day and fast completely on day two, including no liquids. Alternatively you can do just one day, or repeat the first day plan on day two. You do not need to attend every prostration session to participate.

Please check in advance on fasting guidelines if you are not familiar with them.

Session Times:

Saturday, April 15
6:30am – Mahayana Precepts (you must take precepts to do any of the sessions)
7:30am – Session One
10am – Session Two
12:30pm – Session Three

Sunday, April 16
6:30am – Mahayana Precepts (you must take precepts to do any of the sessions)
7:30am – Session One
12:30 – Session Two
4pm – Session Three

Suggested donation $3 per session. Shrine offerings welcomed.