Introductory Talk** with Resident Teacher Kelsang Shechog
on 29 March: 7 – 8pm
Nyungne Special Fasting & Purification Retreat
30 & 31 March

This special fasting and purification retreat is performed in conjunction with the practice of thousand-armed Avalokiteshvara. Engaging in this retreat is very powerful for purifying negative karma of body, speech and mind and for pacifying strong delusions such as desirous attachment and hatred. It is also a special method for receiving the blessings of Buddha and improving our experience of love, compassion and bodhichitta.

This practice is done over two days, with the eight 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. On both days, we do three sessions of meditation, combining prostrations with chanted meditation. 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.

**There will be an introductory talk on Thursday evening from 7 – 8pm. For those wishing to participate in the retreat you must attend this introductory talk. The sessions in this retreat do not contain teachings, but guidance will be given to you on how to engage in the retreat.


FULL RETREAT $20 / $10 for members (includes lunch on Friday). Booking Essential.


Thursday: Intro Talk: 7 – 8pm – must attend intro to do retreat

Friday: Precepts: 6:30 – 7:15am, Session 1: 7:30 – 8:45am, Session 2: 10:30 – 11:45am, Session 3: 3 – 4:15pm (optional Wishfulfilling Jewel with tsog: 6 – 7:15pm)

Saturday: Precepts: 6:30 – 7:15am, Session 1: 7:30 – 8:45am, Session 2: 10:30 – 11:45am, Session 3: 3 – 4:15pm (optional Heart Jewel with Lamrim meditation: 6 – 7pm)


Kadampa Meditation Centre Wellington
94 Derwent Street, Island Bay, Wellington 6023