Drop of Essential Nectar Retreat


APRIL 13 & 14

Nyungnä Purifying Ritual Practice


This advanced special fasting and purification practice is performed in conjunction with Eleven-faced Avalokiteshvara, 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.

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.

Course fee:
$15 | Full Retreat
$10 | Per Day
$ 4 | Per Session
Free for Members

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