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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.

*The Mahayana precepts are vows we take to abstain from certain actions for the duration of 24 hours. For more information about precepts please refer to our website or ask your class teacher. 


Event Information. 

KMC Australia | 25 McCarthy Road, Monbulk

Bookings close 24 hours prior to the event starting. To join the waiting list if in-person option is sold out, contact us here. 

Following present Victorian Government restrictions, vaccination requirements do not apply to those wishing to attend this class in-person. We are a covid safe venue and so requirements are subject to change following the Victorian Government guidelines.

Please Note: accommodation is for Friday and Saturday nights.

This is a free event. All in-person charges are for meals only.


Friday 8 April
Registration | 5.30pm
Dinner | 6pm
Introduction | 7.30pm
 Saturday 9 April
Precepts | 6.30am
Session One | 7.15 - 8.30am
Session Two | 11am - 12.15pm
Session Three | 4.30 - 5.45pm
Sunday 10 April
Precepts | 6.30am
Session One | 7.15 - 8.30am
Session Two | 11am - 12.15pm
Session Three | 4.30 - 5.45pm