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This special fasting and purification practice is performed in conjunction with Eleven-faced Avalokiteshvara. It is very powerful for purifying negative karma of body, speech and mind, and for pacifying strong delusions such as desirous attachment and hatred. It is also a special method for receiving blessings and improving our experience of love, compassion and bodhichitta.
Nyungnay Purification Ritual Practice | Retreat Sessions is a specially prepared audio recording and includes two practices, Drop of Essential Nectar and A Pure Life. The recording has been arranged in accordance with the Nyungnay retreat format followed at Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre.
Audio updated April 2023
This special audio recording features two powerful sadhana practices: Drop of Essential Nectar and A Pure Life.
Drop of Essential Nectar is a special purification practice performed in conjunction with Eleven-faced (or Thousand-armed) Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of Compassion. It is used in an annual two-day retreat called Nyungnay that is practised at Kadampa Buddhist centres worldwide to mark Buddha's Enlightenment Day. This recording includes a chanting-only version of Drop of Essential Nectar, which serves as the basis for the remainder of the retreat.
A Pure Life is the practice of taking and keeping the eight Mahayana precepts, which is often done on the 15th day of each month in Kadampa Buddhist centres worldwide. It is also completed during the first session of each day of the Nyungnay retreat.
The MP3 audio download has been specifically prepared for Nyungnay retreat sessions. It includes four sets of MP3 tracks that are pre-arranged for the different session formats of the retreat. There are timed pauses following the retreat format used at Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre, making it easy to follow along and stay on track.
The audio files are tagged, so they automatically appear in the correct order for each session when you add them to your MP3 player. Additionally, a printable PDF tracklist with notes is included, which is annotated to show the location and duration of the pauses. This is incredibly useful if you are coordinating a retreat at a Kadampa Centre.
For a complete explanation of each practice, refer to the sadhana booklets A Pure Life and Drop of Essential Nectar, also available from Tharpa Publications.
|Details||MP3 Audio Download in 4 parts:
Session 1 - 1hr 29 mins
Session 2 - 1hr 11 mins
Session 3 - 1hr 26 mins (Day 1)
Session 3 - 1hr 30 mins (final day)
Includes a printable PDF with tracklist and notes about the location and duration of the meditation pauses
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