The Nyungne purification retreat is a special fasting and purification practice traditionally done by Kadampa Centres worldwide on Buddha’s Enlightenment Day (April 15). The practice is performed in conjunction with prayers to Thousand-Armed Avalokiteshvara and is very powerful in purifying negative karma of body, speech and mind and also pacifies 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. Come for retreat and cleanse your mind.
To engage in this practice it is necessary to take the Eight Mahayana Precepts in the morning. Please see schedule below for details. Everyone is welcome regardless of background and previous experience. Each session is by donation. We encourage you to pre-register for this retreat.
There is free 2 hour street parking after 6pm Monday to Fridays and all day Sundays in Guelph. There is also free parking after 6pm and on Sundays in the Wyndham St parking lot. All day parking is available on Saturdays in this lot for $2.