Nyungnay Retreat

Saturday, April 13

at KMC South Carolina (2999 Sunset Blvd, West Columbia, SC 29169)

All sessions are free and open to everyone

1,000 Armed Avalokiteshvara

This special fasting and purification practice is performed in conjunction with 1000-armed Avalokiteshvara. It is very powerful for purifying negative karma of body, speech, and mind, and for pacifying strong delusions such as desirous attachment and hatred. It is also a special method for receiving blessings and improving our experience of love, compassion, and bodhichitta.

This annual special purification and fasting retreat is held at Kadampa Centers around the world to celebrate the anniversary of Buddha’s Enlightenment on April 15th.

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

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 13

6:30 am – 7:30 am Precepts* and Introduction to Nyungnay

8 am – 9 am Retreat session (*precepts required)

10 am – 11 am Retreat session (*precepts required)

12:30 pm Lunch break (on your own)

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Retreat session (*precepts required)