Nyung Ne Purification Retreat
Celebrating Buddha's Enlightenment Day
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With Gen Kelsang Lingpur
Friday, April 15  Public Talk
Saturday, April 16 - Sunday April 17 Retreat

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Nyung Ne

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.

Each day begins with taking Mahayana Precepts which is required for that day's retreat and each day 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.

About the teacher:

Gen Kelsang Lingpur is the Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Center Arizona. Having benefited greatly herself from the study of Buddhadharma, she is happy to give back by sharing her love of Buddha’s teachings. With a down-to-earth style, Gen Lingpur helps us to look at our situation in a new light and to transform negative minds into positive ones.

Schedule:

Friday, April 15  

6:30-8pm  Introduction to Nyung Ne

Saturday, April 16

6:30-7:15am Mahayana Precepts

8-9:15am - Session 1

12-1:15pm - Session 2

2:30-3:45 - Session 3

Sunday, April 17

6:30-7:15am Mahayana Precepts

8-9:15am - Session 1

12-1:15pm - Session 2

2:30-3:45 - Session 3

Cost:

$20 - Free for Supporting and Benefactor member levels