Nyungnay Fasting & Purification Retreat

Self Guided Retreat

In-Person & Live-Streamed

April 14th & 15h

$15 for the whole retreat
$10 for only Friday

Nyungnay is one of our most precious Kadampa dharma jewels and as a center practice it comes around just once a year – on Buddha’s Enlightenment Day. We can spend two days with thousand-armed (eleven-faced) Avalokiteshvara – ‘Mahakaruna’ – the nature of our Guru’s great compassion, making exquisite offerings, praises and prostrations and thereby accumulate huge merit, purify vast negativity for ourself and others and receive the most powerful blessing to propel ourself swiftly along our path to enlightenment.

Wrapped within the practice of Mahayana Precepts, it involves fasting and making three sessions of prostrations, with the sadhana ‘Drop of Essential Nectar’, over two days. Usually the second day is accompanied by a full fast, although strongly recommend, this is not compulsory. Everyone is welcome to join us for this special retreat.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the ritual aspect of this retreat, all of the sessions for this retreat will only be available live and not for replay.

In order to engage in the sessions each day, you must take precepts in the morning on both Thursday and Friday. If you haven’t taken precepts before, please click here to learn about the commitments of precepts.


Thursday, April 14th

Precepts | 6:30 - 6:50am

Session 1 | 7 - 8:15am

Session 2 | 9:30 - 11am

Lunch (not provided)

Session 3 | 1:30 - 2:45pm

Friday, April 15th

Precepts | 6:30 - 6:50am

Session 1 | 7 - 8:15am

Session 2 | 9:30 - 11am

Session 3 | 1:30 - 2:45pm

Offering to the Spiritual Guide | 6 - 8pm


Sadhanas Needed (Click the image below to purchase from Tharpa)
Copies are also available for purchase at the Temple


$15 for the whole retreat
$10 for Friday only

No pre-registration needed, please register at the door.
Masks are now optional

Links to classes will be accessible after registration.

For help with registration or links, please email: techsupport@meditateinsanfrancisco.org

PLEASE NOTE: These classes are offered for residents of the Bay Area only. Fortunately, there are Kadampa Centers worldwide! Please click here to support the Center nearest you.

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KMC San Francisco
3324 17th Street

San Francisco, CA 94110

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(415) 503-1187



50% discount available for students and seniors 62+. Contact admin@meditateinthebayarea.org

Drop in at any time during the series; no need to pre-register. No one turned away for lack of funds.

We are a non-profit organization funded by class fees and donations. Any profits go to the International Temples Project for World Peace.