Nyungnay Purification Retreat | 13 – 15 April | Introduction with Gen Kelsang Chokga

Nyungnay is one of our most precious Kadampa dharma practices and as a group retreat it comes around just once a year – on Buddha’s Enlightenment Day.
On this special retreat we will spend two days with thousand-armed (eleven-faced) Avalokiteshvara – ‘Mahakaruna’ – the nature of our Guru’s great compassion. This will involve making exquisite offerings, praises and prostrations and thereby accumulating huge merit, purifying vast negativity for ourself and others and receiving the most powerful blessing to propel ourself swiftly along our path to enlightenment.

Practiced in conjunction with Mahayana Precepts, Nyungnay 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.

  • DATE

    Thursday 13 – Saturday 15 April 2023


    Suitable for those with some experience of Buddhist practices.


    Madhyamaka KMC
    Kilnwick Percy Hall
    YO42 1UF

    Free parking onsite


    From £20 non-residential (meals not included).

    Free for standard and benefactor members.  Booking in advance essential.

    PLEASE NOTE: Presently, we can’t provide food for our non-residential guests.

    The price for residential guests includes all meals.

    We can currently cater for vegetarian or vegan diets but we are unable to accommodate other preferences or dietary requirements at this time.


Thursday 13 April
7 – 8.30pm  Introduction
Friday 14 April
6.30-7am Mahayana Precepts
7.00 – 8.15am  Session 1
10 – 11.15am  Session 2
4 – 5.15pm  Session 3
7 – 8.15pm  Wishfulfilling Jewel with tsog
~ chanted prayers (optional)
Saturday 15 April
6.30-7am Mahayana Precepts
7.00 – 8.15am  Session 1
10 – 11.15am  Session 2
4 – 5.15pm  Session 3
7 – 9pm  Offering to the Spiritual Guide
~ chanted prayers (optional)

About the Teacher


The introduction will be given by Gen Kelsang Chokga. Gen Chokga has studied under Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for over twenty-five years. She is known for her sincere and practical approach to integrating Buddhism into daily life.