Nyungne Fasting & Purification Retreat
@ Buddha Land KMC, Keighley
Sunday 14 & Monday 15 April
This special fasting and purification practice is performed in conjunction with the practice of the Buddha of Compassion, 1000 -Armed Avalokiteshvara. It is very powerful for purifying negative karma of body, speech, and mind, and for pacifying strong delusions that cause us so much mental pain. It is a special method for receiving blessings and improving our experience of love and compassion.
This practice begins each day at 6.30am with taking the 8 Mahayana Precepts (a promise to work to avoid non-virtue for 24 hours).
We then engage in the Sadhana Drop of Essential Nectar, the powerful chanted practice of 1000-Armed Avalokiteshvara which includes a session of physical prostrations (if you are able, but can be done with simple standing prostrations). Through this we improve our mind of compassion.
There are 3 sessions of these prayers each day.
This practice is done over 2 days, with the 8 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.
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.
*Our lunch should be eaten before or at 1pm. It should not include eggs, meat, fish, alcohol, garlic, onions or spices.
The sessions are unguided (except for the granting of the Precepts each day). If you wish to attend just one day of the retreat you can do this.
To join, please use the booking function below.
If you would like to make a contribution to the offerings, please use the Donation function below.
Sessions are unguided.
6.30am – 7.10am (Precepts)
7.15am – 9am (Session 1)
10.30am – 12noon (Session 2)
2pm – 3.30pm (Session 3)
Heart Jewel Prayers at 4.30pm.
Nyungne Unguided Retreat Sunday 14 & Monday 15 April – Keighley (Free)
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Buddha Land Kadampa Meditation Centre, 1 Lawkholme Cres, Keighley, West Yorkshire, BD21 3NR, UK.
Buddha Land Kadampa Meditation Centre has a raised ground floor cafe/shop and a first floor meditation room. Entrance to the ground floor is via 6 steps.
The centre is open Tuesday to Saturday 10am til 4pm (9.30am on Saturdays).
The Centre is situated on Keighley War Memorial Square between Abbey National and Speaks Work Wear. It is opposite Keighley Bus Station and the Airedale Centre.
It is 5min walk from Keighley Train Station.
Parking is readily available during the day either in the town centre car parks or in unrestricted street parking which starts about 5min walk away from the building. After 6pm and on Sundays town centre car parking is free. There are disabled parking bays oposite the building and alongside Abbey National.