Healing the Heart: Nyungnay Purifying Ritual Practice – Saturday, April 15

In celebration of Buddha’s Enlightenment Day, Kadampa Centers around the world engage in a very special retreat for healing the heart and awakening our compassionate Buddha nature.

Wrapped within the practice of Mahayana Precepts, the Nyungnay Ritual Practice involves fasting and making three sessions of prostrations in conjunction with prayers to Thousand-Armed (eleven-faced) Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of Compassion. It is very powerful for purifying negative karma, pacifying strong delusions, receiving blessings, and increasing our love, compassion and bodhichitta.


Session 1: 6:30-8:30am (includes Mahayana Precepts)

Session 2: 11:00am–12:15pm

Session 3: 4:00-5:30pm

It is necessary to attend the first session in order to join in other sessions during the day. During this session Gen Khedrub will give a short talk about the retreat. If you haven’t taken Mahayana Precepts before, please click here to learn more about this beautiful practice.

Location: This event will be held at Kadampa Meditation Center Boston, located at 2298 Massachusetts Ave. in Cambridge, just a few blocks from the Davis Square T stop. There is free parking available, please email us at education@meditationinboston.org



Gen Kelsang Khedrub is the Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Center Boston. He has been studying and practicing Kadampa Buddhism under the guidance of Ven. Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for almost 30 years. Gen Khedrub has served as a Resident Teacher in Chicago and in Seattle, and over the years he has taught special events and led meditation retreats around the country. His heartfelt teachings are presented with clarity and humor that make them accessible to everyone. Through his humility and deep understanding of Buddha’s teachings, Gen Khedrub provides an inspiring example of a contemporary Buddhist practitioner we can follow.


New to meditation? Try out the three guided breathing meditations contained within Meditations for Relaxation (MP3) available for download here.

Want to go deeper? Check out the Foundation Program for a systematic study of Buddha’s teachings that can provide you with a foundation for a strong daily practice.

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  •  April 15, 2023
     6:30 am - 5:15 pm