Drop of Essential Nectar Retreat

Drop of Essential Nectar Retreat

 

Nyungnay Purifying Ritual Practice

 
APRIL 12 & 13 (Friday & Saturday)
 
This advanced special fasting and purification practice is performed in conjunction with Eleven-faced Avalokitehsvara, the Buddha of Compassion. It is very powerful for purifying negative karma of body, speech and mind and for pacifying strong delusions such as uncontrolled desire, anger and jealousy. It is also a special method for improving our experience of love, compassion and bodhichitta.

We begin the practice each morning by engaging in a ceremony called the eight Mahayana precepts where we promise to abstain from negative actions for that day and to eat only one meal at noontime. This is followed by three sessions of the practice – one first thing in the morning, one before lunch, and one late in the afternoon. (On the second day, traditionally there is an complete fast until dawn of the following morning; this is optional.)

We use the prayer booklet called Drop of Essential Nectar to make offerings and requests to Eleven-faced Avalokiteshvara and then engage in purification by prostrating for a period of 20-30 minutes. Prostrations can be done full-length, half-length, or simply standing with our hands pressed together at our heart.

This is an advanced practice and no teachings are given.

Schedule
           
Friday April 12
6:30-7:00amPrecepts
7:00-8:15amSession 1
11:00am-12:15pmSession 2
4:00-5:15pmSession 3
Saturday April 13
6:30-7:00amPrecepts
7:00-8:15amSession 1
11:00am-12:15pmSession 2
4:00-5:15pmSession 3

Cost of Retreat
$15 | Full Retreat including Introduction
$10 |Per Day
$4 | Per Session

This retreat is free for Members of Joyful Land.
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