Nyungnay Retreat

Saturday, April 16 – Sunday, April 17

at KMC South Carolina (2999 Sunset Blvd, West Columbia, SC 29169)1,000 Armed Avalokiteshvara

Join in our annual purification retreat in celebration of Buddha’s Enlightenment Day. This special fasting and purification retreat is performed in conjunction with Thousand-armed Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of Compassion. It is very powerful for purifying negative karma, pacifying strong delusions, receiving blessings, and increasing our love, compassion and bodhichitta. In this retreat we make many effective prayers for all suffering to completely cease.

During the retreat, we emphasize outer and inner purification through fasting, prayer and prostrations.

Each day of the retreat begins at 6:30am with the practice of taking the Eight Mahayana Precepts using the prayer booklet A Pure Life. Then we engage in three sessions of chanted prayers with prostrations to the compassion Buddha, 1000-armed Avalokiteshvara. This practice is done in conjunction with the prayer booklet, Drop of Essential Nectar.

It is necessary to attend the morning Precepts in order to participate in any session.


Saturday, April 16

6:30am – 7:15am (precepts)

8:00am – 9:00am

4:00pm – 5:00pm

6:00pm – 7:00pm

Sunday, April 17

6:30am – 7:15am (precepts)

8:00am – 9:00am

1:30pm – 2:30pm — Heart Jewel

3:30pm – 4:30pm

5:15pm — 6:15pm