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Nyungnay Fasting & Purification Retreat

16th April 2022 @ 6:30 am - 17th April 2022 @ 5:00 pm

Hybrid Hybrid Event
R120.00 – R250.00

Every year we celebrate this event with a traditional two-day fasting purification practice known as Nyungnay, using the practice known as Drop of Essential Nectar. During this practice, we emphasize compassion, the very heart of enlightenment, by engaging in prostrations to 1,000 armed 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 desirous attachment and hatred. It is also a special method for receiving blessings and improving our experience of love, compassion, and Bodhichitta.

Wrapped within the practice of Mahayana Precepts, it involves fasting and making three sessions of prostrations, with the sadhana “Drop of Essential Nectar,” over two days. Usually, the second day is accompanied by a full fast, although strongly recommended, this is not compulsory.

Everyone is welcome to join us for this special retreat.

We will be using the prayer booklet ‘Drop of Essential Nectar’, which is available for purchase in our shop if you wish.  

Programme of events

Saturday 16th 

Precepts: 06:30 – 07:00

Session 1: 07:00 – 08:30

Session 2: 10:00-11:20

Session 3: 15:00-16:20

Heart Jewel Prayers: 16:30-17:30

Sunday 17th

Precepts: 06:30 – 07:00

Session 1: 07:00-08:30

Session 2: 10:00 – 11:20

Heart Jewel Prayers: 14:00-14:45

Session 3: 15:30 – 16:50 

How to Join in ?

In Person at Vajrapani Kadampa Buddhist Center

Please arrive 15 minutes before the event starts to register and settle in.  We have a book shop to browse, water on sale, and it is helpful to bring a pen and notebook if you would like to take notes. There is secure and ample parking. 

Zoom Online option (for those who are unable to attend In Person)

Download Zoom (free). When you RSVP or purchase a ticket, the Zoom url link will be on the ticket that is emailed to you. If you do not receive a ticket after you purchase or RSVP, please contact Sue on epc@meditation.org.za. You don’t need to sign in to Zoom. You are also invited to ask any questions during the sessions using the Zoom Chat facility.



16th April 2022 @ 6:30 am
17th April 2022 @ 5:00 pm
R120.00 – R250.00
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Vajrapani Kadampa Buddhist Centre
073 585 2557


Gen Kelsang Mila


VKBC and Zoom Online
The Woods, 345 Jan Smuts Ave, Craighall Park, Randburg,
Johannesburg, 2196 South Africa
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