PURIFICATION RETREAT: A Purification and Fasting Retreat

  • DATE & TIME

    14 – 15 April

    PLEASE NOTE THESE ARE NEW AND CORRECT DATES – THE DATES IN THE BROCHURE ARE INCORRECT.

  • COURSE LEVEL

    Suitable for all levels however there are prostrations, fasting and chanted prayers.

  • VENUE & PARKING

    Bodhisattva KMC, 3 Lansdowne Road, Brighton & Hove, BN3 1DN
    Free parking onsite

  • COURSE FEE & BOOKING

    Course fee: This retreat is free.

    For this retreat, you must take the Mahayana Precepts each day at 6.30am

    To register for this event click on the button below

Course info

Nyungne Fasting & Purification Retreat – unguided

This two day retreat, which is done in conjunction with Thousand-Armed Avalokiteshvara practice, is very powerful for purifying negative karma of body, speech, and mind, and for pacifying strong delusions such as desirous attachment and hatred.

This practice involves taking the Mahayana precepts ( a promise to avoid all non virtue for 24 hours), conjoined with the practice of prostrations. Through this we improve our mind of compassion.

In order to participate in this retreat, you must take precepts each morning you participate. You may engage in one or two full days of the retreat.

Retreat details

This practice is done over two days, with the eight Mahayana precepts being taken at the beginning of each day. On the first day it is customary to abstain from all meals apart from lunch. On the second day we engage in a complete fast, abstaining from all food and drink for 24 hours. On both days, we do three sessions of meditation, combining prostrations with chanted meditation. Those who are unable to engage in a complete fast can participate in the sessions on the second day, provided they take the Mahayana precepts on that day.

Gen Kelsang Thekchen, the Resident Teacher of Bodhisattva KMC, will give an introduction to the Retreat on Tuesday morning in the first session.

Suggested Course Material

At this time there are no ebooks to purchase for this practice, but the prayer booklets we will be using are available for purchase online at Tharpa Publications.

We will be using A Pure Life and Drop of Essential Nectar.  You can order a hard copy of these booklets from Tharpa by clicking here

Teacher

Precepts and the introduction will be given by Gen Kelsang Thekchen, senior Buddhist Monk and Resident Teacher of Bodhisattva KMC.

Schedule

Tuesday 14:
6.30-8.45am: Precepts, introduction and Session 1
10.30-11.45am: Session 2
3.30pm-4.45pm: Session 3

Wednesday 15:

6.30-8.30am: Precepts and Session 1
10.30-11.45am: Session 2
3.30pm-4.45pm: Session 3

6pm-8pm Offering to the Spiritual Guide puja with offerings

Bodhisattva Kadampa Meditation Centre is a member of the International Kadampa Buddhist Union (IKBU) and is a Registerd Charity No. 1016354.