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Sat, Apr 16


Kadampa Meditation Center North Carolina

Nyungne Purification Retreat: Buddha’s Enlightenment Day Celebration

Ritual Practice for Purifying Negative Karma (In-Person Only)

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Nyungne Purification Retreat: Buddha’s Enlightenment Day Celebration
Nyungne Purification Retreat: Buddha’s Enlightenment Day Celebration

Time & Location

Apr 16, 2022, 6:30 AM – 3:15 PM EDT

Kadampa Meditation Center North Carolina, 528 East Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28203, USA

About the event

You must attend and take Precepts to attend any of the sessions

Free - Everyone welcome: However, make sure you are comfortable with the requirements of this activity

What is Nyungne?

A special fasting and purification practice performed in conjunction with Eleven-faced (or Thousand-armed) Avalokiteshvara. This is a very powerful method for purifying negativity of body, speech, and mind, and for pacifying strong delusions such as desirous attachment and hatred. It is also a special way of receiving blessings and for improving our minds of love, compassion, and bodhichitta. This practice is done annually at Kadampa Buddhist centers throughout the world in a retreat - called the Nyungne Purifying Ritual Practice - to celebrate Buddha’s Enlightenment Day.

When we take the eight Mahayana precepts, we explicitly promise to abstain for twenty-four hours from eight actions:

  • Killing
  • Stealing
  • Sexual activity
  • Lying
  • Taking intoxicants
  • Eating after lunch (meaning we only eat lunch: no other food before or after, until the next morning)
  • Sitting on high or luxurious thrones or seats
  • Wearing ornaments, perfume, etc, and singing and dancing, etc


  • 45 minutes


  • 1 hour 15 minutes

    Session 1

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