This special fasting and purification practice is traditionally done by Kadampa Centers worldwide on Buddha’s Enlightenment Day.
We spend the day 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.
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.
Everyone is welcome to join us for this special retreat.