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Nyungnay Purification Retreat

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Kadampa Meditation Center DC

1200 Canal Street Southwest

Washington, DC 20024

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Buddha's Enlightenment Day Celebrations

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April 15th marks the anniversary of Buddha Shakyamuni demonstrating the attainment of enlightenment in 589 B.C.E. This is an extremely important day in the Buddhist calendar because our actions are 100,000 times more powerful than on other days. This event is marked by special purification and fasting retreats in Kadampa Buddhist Centers worldwide based on the practice Drop of Essential Nectar. Kadampa Meditation Center Washington DC will be engaging in a special fasting and purification practice done 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.

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Friday, April 17th

6:30am - 7am: Precepts (must attend in order to participate in the other sessions)

7:30am - 8:45am: Session 1

10am - 11:30am: Session 2

1pm - 2:30pm: Session 3

Saturday, April 18th

6:30am - 7am: Precepts (must attend in order to participate in the other sessions)

7:30am - 8:45am: Session 1

10am - 11:30am: Session 2

1pm - 2:30pm: Session 3

**Friday, April 17th Public Talk - Life & Liberation Story of Buddha Shakyamuni

Teacher: Gen Kelsang Demo

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Gen Kelsang Demo is the Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Center Washington DC and the Midwest National Spiritual Director. She is a long time student of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche and has been teaching for over 20 years. Gen Demo has a wealth of practical knowledge and provides clear and inspiring teachings for people of all levels of interest.

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