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A Purifying Fasting Retreat 

on Buddha's Enlightenment Day

Saturday, April 15


This special fasting and purification practice is traditionally done by Kadampa Centers worldwide on Buddha’s Enlightenment day, which is celebrated on April 15.

Spend the day with Thousand-armed (eleven-faced) Avalokiteshvara – “Mahakaruna” – the nature of our Guru’s great compassion, making exquisite offerings, praises, and prostrations and thereby accumulate huge merit, purify vast negativity, and receive powerful blessings to propel you swiftly along the spiritual path.


Although strongly recommended, fasting is not compulsory. To attend sessions 1, 2, or 3 you must have taken precepts in the first session. Everyone is welcome!

Precepts (required)

7 – 7:30am

Session 1

7:45 – 9am

Session 2

10 – 11:15am

Session 3

4 – 5:15pm

Offering to the Spiritual Guide

7 – 9pm

Registration Coming Soon

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