Nyungnay Purification, Fasting and Meditation Retreat
Friday, April 12 - Sunday, April 14

Nyungnay is one of our most precious Kadampa Dharma jewels, taught at our  Center once a year, around Buddha’s Enlightenment Day.

This two-day special fasting and purification practice is performed in conjunction with Eleven Faced Thousand Armed Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of Compassion. It is very powerful for purifying negative karma of body, speech and mind, and for pacifying strong delusions such as strong attachment and anger. It is a special method for receiving blessings and improving our experience of love, compassion and bodhichitta.

This retreat is done within the context of the Mahayana Precepts. Precepts are special promise to be mindful of our actions of body, speech and mind for the day, including a promise to fast. Although, fasting is not required to participate.

Our retreat begins on Friday with an introduction and special instructions for the retreat. On Saturday, it is customary to abstain from all meals apart from lunch. On Sunday, we engage in a complete fast, abstaining from all food and drink for twenty-four hours. On both Saturday and Sunday, we do three sessions of prayers and prostrations using the sadhana Drop of Essential Nectar.

Those who are unable to engage in a complete fast can participate in the prayers on the second day, provided they take the eight Mahayana precepts on that day at 6:30a.m. You must take Precepts to engage in the retreat sessions for that day.

Everyone is welcome to join us for this special retreat.

Session times:

On Saturday and Sunday, participants must attend the 6:30 a.m. Mahayana Precepts session in order to attend the remaining retreat sessions that day.

Friday, April 12:  
7:00p.m.-8:30p.m. Introduction to Nyungnay Retreat

Saturday, April 13:
6:30 - 7:15a.m. - Mahayana Precepts
7:30 - 8:45a.m.- Session 1
11:00a.m. - 12.15p.m. - Session 2
Lunch 12:30 - 1:30p.m.
3:00 - 4:15p.m. - Session 3

Sunday, April 14
6:30 - 7:15a.m. - Mahayana Precepts
7:30 - 845a.m. - Session 1
10:30 - 11:45a.m. - Advice for a Happy Life General Program Class
2:00 - 3:15p.m. - Session 2
4:00 - 5:15p.m. - Session 3
6:00 - 7:15p.m. - Wishfulfilling Jewel Puja with Tsog

Monday, April 15 - Buddha’s Enlightenment Day
5:30-7:30p.m. - Offering to the Spiritual Guide Prayers


About the Teachers

Kelsang Dechok is a senior ordained teacher of Modern Buddhism. She has studied and taught in both the US and the UK for many 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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Friday, April 12 - Sunday, April 14

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Kadampa Meditation Center Georgia
741 Edgewood Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30307