NYUNGNAY RETREAT - In Person Only
Friday & Saturday, April 15 & 16 | 6:30am–3pm
With Resident Teacher, Gen Kelsang Norden
This special fasting and purification practice is traditionally done by Kadampa Centers worldwide on Buddha’s Enlightenment day, which is celebrated on April 15.
We can spend two days with Thousand-Armed (eleven-faced) Avalokiteshvara – “Mahakaruna” – the nature of our Guru’s great compassion, making exquisite offerings, praises, and prostrations and thereby accumulate huge merit, purify vast negativity for ourselves and others and receive the most powerful blessing to propel ourself swiftly along our path to enlightenment.
Wrapped within the practice of Mahayana Precepts, it involves fasting and making three sessions of prostrations, with the sadhana “Drop of Essential Nectar”. Usually, the second day is accompanied by a full fast, although strongly recommended, this is not compulsory.
Everyone is welcome to join us for this special retreat.
You do not have to attend both days. You can attend either day but you need to attend in person starts from 6:30am.
About the Teacher
Gen Kelsang Norden is the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Center Georgia. Gen Norden has been an ordained Buddhist nun since 1994 and has been teaching Buddhism and meditation in the US and the UK for over 25 years. We are very fortunate to have the opportunity to enjoy the precious dharma of Modern Buddhism with such an experienced practitioner.
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April 15 th & OR 16th
6:30a.m. – 3:00p.m.
Kadampa Meditation Center Georgia
741 Edgewood Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
We care about your safety and well-being!
Here is a list of COVID-19 prevention measures currently in place at KMC Georgia:
- According to the newly updated CDC guidelines, masking indoors is optional but recommended for those who are not vaccinated.
- We have a UV air purifier running at all times inside the main meditation room. All doors to the main meditation room will remain open during class to encourage air flow.
- Chairs in the meditation rooms are set up to encourage social distancing. If you don't feel comfortable sitting in the main meditation room, you may sit in the smaller meditation room or in the reception/cafe area, where we have a TV monitor link and audio. If you are in the café area, you may still watch the class through the open glass doors.
- We offer hand sanitizer to all our guests and volunteers, and sanitize all high touch areas before every class.