Mahayana Precepts - 6:30am (punctual attendance required to take precepts)
(**Please note: if you miss this Precepts, you're not allowed to engage in the rest of the retreat for that day**)
Session 1: 7am-8:15am
Session 2: 11am-12:15pm
Session 3: 2pm-3:15pm
* You can engage in this retreat either for a day or both days*
02 & 03 April 2021
** This is an un-guided retreat **
This event is marked by special purification and fasting retreats in Kadampa Buddhist Centres worldwide based on the practice Drop of Essential Nectar.
This special purification and fasting practice is performed together with prayers and prostrations to the 1000-arm Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of Compassion. It is very powerful for purifying negativity and strong delusions such as desirous attachment and anger. It is also a special method for receiving blessings and improving our experience of love, compassion and bodhichitta.
Day 1: No breakfast, only 1 meal 12 - 1pm, no food after. You can drink water/ tea for the day.
Day 2: You have a choice to do a complete fast on the second day (no food or water) until day 3 dawn. Or repeat the same as day 1.
List of food to avoid on Day 1 (or day 2) of your fast:
No meat, eggs, onions, garlic and radishes, chives,leeks, and spices like chilli, pepper