Nyungne: A Fasting and Purification Retreat


TIME: 7:00am-5:15pm each day

COST: $20 for Saturday only; $40 for Saturday and Sunday.

Nyungne is a special fasting and purification retreat which is done in conjunction with the Buddha of Compassion spiritual practice.  Through fasting we can understand the sufferings of others and increase our compassion for them, as well as purify our own negative karma.  On the first day of the retreat we abstain from all meals except for a vegetarian lunch and drink only water, and on the second day we abstain from all food and drink.  Students may attend either Saturday only or both Saturday and Sunday, depending on their abilities and preferences.

Students should avoid wearing perfume, makeup, and jewelry during this retreat.


Session times for both days:
7:00-7:30 am: Precepts – The Eight Mahayana Vows**
7:30-8:45 am: Chanted Prayers & Prostrations
10:00-11:15 am: Chanted Prayers & Prostrations
4:00-5:15 pm: Chanted Prayers & Prostrations
7:30-8:15 pm: Heart Jewel with Meditation (optional)

**Please note that, in order to take the vows necessary to participate in the retreat, students must attend the 7:00am session.  Registration begins at 6:30am.**


Please complete the form below to let us know you plan to attend. You may also use this form to send us any questions you have about this event.


Kalpa Bhadra Kadampa Buddhist Center is located on Wiconisco Street in Harrisburg, one block from 2nd Street near Pinnacle Health and Italian Lake.