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
Lunch break: 12:30–1:30pm
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.
In person or online. This class will be delivered in-person and online via a Zoom webinar. Kadampa Meditation Center Boston is located at 2298 Massachusetts Ave. in Cambridge, just a few blocks from the Davis Square T stop. After registering you will receive instructions on how to join in the sessions online.
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). Includes a PDF booklet with helpful tips on meditation practice.
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.
This event is being offered by livestream for residents of Massachusetts*, Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont (*except those living in southern Plymouth county, Bristol county, Cape Cod and the islands; for those areas please visit our sister center at www.meditationinnewbedford.org)
April 16, 2022
6:30 am - 5:15 pm