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A Self-Guided Fasting Purification Retreat

In-person only

Saturday, April 16

$20 | Included in Kadampa & Benefactor Memberships


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

This year we will spend the day before 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 for ourselves and others, and receive the most powerful blessings to propel ourself swiftly along our path to enlightenment.

Wrapped within the practice of Mahayana Precepts, it involves fasting and making three sessions of prostrations, with the sadhana “Drop of Essential Nectar." 


Although strongly recommended, fasting is not compulsory. Everyone is welcome to join us for this special retreat.


Precepts (required)

7 – 7:30am

Session 1

7:45 – 9am

Session 2

10 – 11:15am

Session 3

4 – 5:15pm

Heart Jewel

7 – 7:45pm

If you have questions about this retreat, please contact us at info@meditateincal.org