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Nynungnay Purifying Retreat

FRIDAY, Apr 15

6:30am - 5:15pm

In Person Only

Join us to make exquisite offerings, praises, and prostrations to Thousand-Armed Avalokiteshvara. Accumulate a lot of merit, purify vast negativity for ourselves and others and receive powerful blessings to propel ourself swiftly along our path to enlightenment. Wrapped within the practice of Mahayana Precepts, it involves fasting and three sessions of prostrations, with the sadhana (prayer booklet) Drop of Essential Nectar.

You must take the precepts (using A Pure Life sadhana) in the morning in order to participate in Nyungnay Purification Ritual Practice. Please see more detailed information about taking the precepts below.

6:30 – 7:00am | Precepts
7:30 – 8:45am | Session 1

11:00am – 12:15pm | Session 2
12:30 – 1:30pm | Lunch (Bring Your Own)
4:00-5:15pm | Session 3



Although this is a free event,
we have limited space to 12 people, please register.





Please feel free to make a donation to the offerings for this event


If you have questions, please email


The essence of the practice is to take eight precepts and to keep them purely for a period of twenty-four hours.

By doing this practice again and again, we acquaint ourself with the practice of moral discipline and thereby make our human life meaningful. We receive many great benefits from practicing moral discipline in this way. It helps us to solve the problems of this life by avoiding the causes of suffering; and it creates the cause for us to take fortunate rebirths in future lives and thereby protects us from the sufferings of lower rebirth.

In particular, because it is performed with bodhichitta motivation, this practice is very powerful for purifying negative karma. It accumulates a vast collection of merit and creates the cause for us to attain the unsurpassed happiness of enlightenment.

We first need to receive these precepts from a qualified Preceptor, and then we can take them on our own as often as we wish. Instructions on both these methods are included in A Pure Life.


We will eat one vegetarian meal at lunchtime, please plan to bring your own. If you have questions, please email




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