Nyungnay • Purifying Ritual Practice

Location

Kadampa Meditation Centre Wellington
2 Ardross Avenue, Khandallah, Wellington

Date

Fri - Sun 29 - 31 Mar
Expired!

Time

7:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Cost

$30

Location

Kadampa Meditation Centre Wellington
2 Ardross Avenue, Khandallah, Wellington

Date

Fri - Sun 29 - 31 Mar
Expired!

Time

7:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Cost

$30

Teacher

  • Kelsang Lachpa
    Kelsang Lachpa
    Resident Teacher

    Kelsang Lachpa is a Buddhist monk and the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Centre Wellington. He has been ordained for over fourteen years. He is an experienced and warm-hearted teacher, inspiring others to find lasting peace and happiness through the practice of meditation and Buddhism. Lachpa is known for his thoughtful insights into Buddha’s teachings and his joyful practical approach to teaching.

Nyungnay • Purifying Ritual Practice

About the practice

Nyungnay is one of our most precious Kadampa Dharma jewels and as a Centre practice it comes around just once a year.

We can spend two days with Thousand-Armed Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of great compassion, making exquisite offerings, praises and prostrations, thereby accumulating huge merit, purifying vast negativity for ourself and others, and receiving the most powerful blessing to propel ourself swiftly along our path to enlightenment.

Wrapped within the practice of Mahayana Precepts, it involves two days of fasting with three sessions of prostrations a day using the sadhana ‘Drop of Essential Nectar’. On day one we eat only one meal, between 12 – 1pm. You can drink water and tea for the day. Traditionally, the second day is accompanied by a full fast (no food or water). Although this is strongly recommended, it is not compulsory; instead, you can repeat the same partial fasting as day one.

Everyone is welcome to join us for this special retreat. 

If you haven’t attended this retreat before, you must attend the introductory talk. 

It is necessary to take Mahayana Precepts each morning at 6.30am to be able to engage in the retreat sessions.

Cost

$30 (includes lunch on Saturday)
Course Card holders: $10 for lunch
Great Card holders: Free

Session times

Each day will have up to four sessions. See below for the regular session times. Please note that not all sessions run each day. The days on which any given session runs is given in the description by the session number. You can drop-in to as many sessions as you wish.

For session times please see below. You can drop-in to as many sessions as you wish.

If you haven’t engaged in this retreat before, it is suggested that you arrive 10 minutes early so someone can explain the session structure.

Observing silence

There will be periods of silence observed at the Centre from early morning until midday and after 9pm. If you need any help or guidance you can always talk to any of the managers or volunteers.

Cost and attendance

This retreat is free of charge. Tea and coffee will be provided. There is no need to book. Simply drop in to any sessions you like.

Venue & Parking

The Centre is located close to the Nairnville Recreation Centre. There is street parking available in the surrounding streets (including Calcutta St). Please do not park on Ardross Avenue as parking spaces are very limited and reserved for the residents on that street.

Hourly Schedule

Friday

7pm - 8.30pm
Introductory Talk

Saturday & Sunday

6.30am - 7.10am
Precepts
7.15am - 8.30am
Session 1
10.30am - 11.45am
Session 2
4pm - 5.30pm
Session 3

BOOKING & CANCELLATIONS

To Book Please use the booking form below; select your ticket type, complete the booking form and pay with Credit or Debit card via Stripe secure processing.

Unwaged Coupon At checkout enter the code given in the “Cost” section above to receive the unwaged discount. Please note that only one unwaged booking can be made at a time.

Payment is required to reserve your place.

All bookings must be accompanied by at least a 25% deposit, which is non-refundable. Please read our Terms & Conditions for more information.

Have a Centre Card? Attend all weekly classes, get discounts on events and more. Click here for more information.

Teacher

  • Kelsang Lachpa
    Kelsang Lachpa
    Resident Teacher

    Kelsang Lachpa is a Buddhist monk and the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Centre Wellington. He has been ordained for over fourteen years. He is an experienced and warm-hearted teacher, inspiring others to find lasting peace and happiness through the practice of meditation and Buddhism. Lachpa is known for his thoughtful insights into Buddha’s teachings and his joyful practical approach to teaching.

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Nyungnay • Purifying Ritual Practice

About the practice

Nyungnay is one of our most precious Kadampa Dharma jewels and as a Centre practice it comes around just once a year.

We can spend two days with Thousand-Armed Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of great compassion, making exquisite offerings, praises and prostrations, thereby accumulating huge merit, purifying vast negativity for ourself and others, and receiving the most powerful blessing to propel ourself swiftly along our path to enlightenment.

Wrapped within the practice of Mahayana Precepts, it involves two days of fasting with three sessions of prostrations a day using the sadhana ‘Drop of Essential Nectar’. On day one we eat only one meal, between 12 – 1pm. You can drink water and tea for the day. Traditionally, the second day is accompanied by a full fast (no food or water). Although this is strongly recommended, it is not compulsory; instead, you can repeat the same partial fasting as day one.

Everyone is welcome to join us for this special retreat. 

If you haven’t attended this retreat before, you must attend the introductory talk. 

It is necessary to take Mahayana Precepts each morning at 6.30am to be able to engage in the retreat sessions.

Cost

$30 (includes lunch on Saturday)
Course Card holders: $10 for lunch
Great Card holders: Free

Session times

Each day will have up to four sessions. See below for the regular session times. Please note that not all sessions run each day. The days on which any given session runs is given in the description by the session number. You can drop-in to as many sessions as you wish.

For session times please see below. You can drop-in to as many sessions as you wish.

If you haven’t engaged in this retreat before, it is suggested that you arrive 10 minutes early so someone can explain the session structure.

Observing silence

There will be periods of silence observed at the Centre from early morning until midday and after 9pm. If you need any help or guidance you can always talk to any of the managers or volunteers.

Cost and attendance

This retreat is free of charge. Tea and coffee will be provided. There is no need to book. Simply drop in to any sessions you like.

Venue & Parking

The Centre is located close to the Nairnville Recreation Centre. There is street parking available in the surrounding streets (including Calcutta St). Please do not park on Ardross Avenue as parking spaces are very limited and reserved for the residents on that street.

Hourly Schedule

Friday

7pm - 8.30pm
Introductory Talk

Saturday & Sunday

6.30am - 7.10am
Precepts
7.15am - 8.30am
Session 1
10.30am - 11.45am
Session 2
4pm - 5.30pm
Session 3

BOOKING & CANCELLATIONS

To Book Please use the booking form below; select your ticket type, complete the booking form and pay with Credit or Debit card via Stripe secure processing.

Unwaged Coupon At checkout enter the code given in the “Cost” section above to receive the unwaged discount. Please note that only one unwaged booking can be made at a time.

Payment is required to reserve your place.

All bookings must be accompanied by at least a 25% deposit, which is non-refundable. Please read our Terms & Conditions for more information.

Have a Centre Card? Attend all weekly classes, get discounts on events and more. Click here for more information.
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Kadampa Meditation Centre Wellington has been relocated to Khandallah, in a tranquil and lush location yet close to public transport and parking. Our new address is 2 Ardross Avenue.

Check out our Contact page for directions on how to get to the Centre including public transport.

We are currently looking for a new location for our Centre. There are a multitude of possibilities for what our future Centre will look like and where it will be located, and we would love your guidance to find the solution that best serves the needs and wishes of our community and of Wellington as a whole.

Please take a few minutes to answer 10 simple questions that will help us understand what you expect of our future Centre and let us know if you would like to be involved with making this dream a reality.