Nyungnay Retreat | 12 - 14 Apr


Event is Free of Charge | No booking required
Meals and Accommodation are optional | 
Booking for meals and accommodation required

Retreat Description.

This special fasting and purification retreat is performed in conjunction with the meditation practice of Thousand-armed Avalokiteshvara. Engaging in this retreat is very powerful for purifying negative karma and pacifying strong delusions such as desirous attachment and hatred. It is also a special method for receiving the blessings of Buddha and improving our love, compassion and bodhichitta (the wish to attain enlightenment for the benefit of all). 

Usually this practice is done over two days, with the Mahayana precepts* being taken at the beginning of each day. On the first day it is customary to abstain from all meals apart from lunch. On the second day we engage in a complete fast, abstaining from all food and drink for 24 hours. On both days, we do three sessions of meditation, combining prostrations with chanted meditation. Those who are unable to engage in a complete fast can participate in the sessions on the second day, provided they take the Mahayana precepts on that day. Each session is free of charge. For those who wish to join us for lunch on Saturday please book for this ($8).

*The Mahayana precepts are vows we take to abstain from certain actions for the duration of 24 hours. For more information about precepts please email education@kadampa.org.au or see: kadampa.org/buddhism/taking-precepts

The retreat will begin with an introductory talk by Gen Kelsang Rabten at 7.30pm on Friday 12 April. 



Gen Kelsang Rabten is the Resident Teacher of KMC Australia and KMC Melbourne. Ordained in 1994, he has studied under the guidance of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for 30 years. Gen Rabten embodies the modern Kadampa way of life and shares Buddha’s teachings with warmth and joy.


Retreat Information.

KMC Australia | 25 McCarthy Road, Monbulk

Bookings for meals and accommodation close 24 hours prior to the event starting. To join the waiting list for accommodation if sold out, please contact us here. 

Belgrave station shuttle available If you need a pick-up or drop-off service, $15 per person per trip. To book please contact us here. 


Retreat Timetable.

 Friday 12th April
Registration | 5.30 - 7pm
Dinner | 6pm
Introduction | 7.30pm 
Saturday 13th April
Precepts | 6.30 - 7am
Session One | 7.15 - 8.30am
Session Two | 11am - 12.15pm
Lunch | 12.30pm
Session Three | 4.30 - 5.45pm
Wishfulfilling Jewel w/Tsog | 7.30pm
Sunday 14th April
Precepts | 6.30 - 7am
Session Four | 7.15 - 8.30am
Session Five | 11am - 12.15pm
Wishfulfilling Jewel | 2 - 3.15pm
Session Six | 4.30 - 5.45pm