Nyungnay Fasting Retreat

Saturday 13th - Monday 15th April 2024

Nyungnay Fasting Retreat is one of our precious Kadampa Dharma Jewels, the second day is on Buddha’s Enlightenment Day, April 15th.

Nyungnay Fasting Retreat

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.

This practice is done over two days, with the eight 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 at 12.30pm. On the second day we engage in a complete fast, abstaining from all food and drink for 24 hours. Those who are unable to engage in a complete fast can participate in the puja on the second day, provided they take the eight Mahyana Precepts on that day.

The prayer booklet we use is "Drop of Essential Nectar" (available from the Tara shop)

Everybody welcome!


Saturday 13th April
7:30 - 9:00pm Introduction

Sunday 14th April

6:30am Mahayana Precepts
7:15 - 8:10am Session 1
10:00 - 11:15am session 2
4:30 - 6:00pm session 3

Monday 15th April - Buddha's Enlightenment Day
6:30am Mahayana Precepts
7:15 - 8:10am session 4
10:00 - 11:15am session 5
4:30 - 6:00pm Last session

7.30pm Offering to the Spiritual Guide Puja


We offer comfortable, clean accommodation with beautiful views and a peaceful atmosphere to help you gain the best experience of this special weekend retreat. 

Along with 38 acres of woodland and parkland as well as our Tharpa bookstore and gift shop and World Peace Cafe - Tara IKRC is the perfect place to engage in meaningful retreat and relax