This course is at — Heruka Buddhist Center

2019 Compassion and Fasting Retreat

2019 Compassion and Fasting Retreat

Gen Kelsang Rinzin

Taught by Gen Kelsang Rinzin

Friday and Saturday, April 5 & 6
6:30am to 4pm both days
Intro talk Tuesday, April 2nd at 6:00pm

About the retreat (also known as Nyung Nä, and pronounced nyung-nay)

Feel free to participate in just one day or both days.

We celebrate Buddha’s Enlightenment Day with this special fasting and purification retreat performed in conjunction with Thousand Armed Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of Compassion.

This practice is very powerful for pacifying our unpeaceful, suffering minds such as desirous attachment and hatred. It is also a special method for receiving blessings and improving our experience of love and compassion. Kadampa centers worldwide offer this retreat at this time of year and everyone is welcome to participate. Please note this practice includes making prostrations – a mental exercise in which we develop faith and respect for enlightened beings. For those who wish to express this mental prostration with a half or full-length physical prostration, comfortable clothing is recommended.

It is necessary to attend all sessions on a day.

Retreat Schedule for Friday & Saturday
Tuesday, April 2nd, 6:00pmIntroduction (Mandatory)
Fri - Sat, April 5 - 6
8:00amSession 1
11:00amSession 2
12:30pmLunch provided
(Please let us know before Friday if you would like lunch that second day)
2:30pmSession 3


Cost: $20 for one day, $30 for both days (lunch is included one day), half price for Supporting Members

Both days


One day


Names of attendees:

(other notes are OK as well)

Credit/debit cards work too!

Location ~ Fort Collins

Heruka Buddhist Center

149 W Harvard St, Suite 102
Fort Collins, CO 80525

Tips on getting here

We are just off of College Ave. Harvard is two lights north of the mall, or the first light south of Drake. Go west one block to McClelland, turn south, and then immediately turn into the parking lot.

NOTE: Parking is on the south side of the building, and entrance is not from Harvard St., but McClelland Dr.

Retreat is a time to set aside our ordinary activities for the purpose of focusing on a particular spiritual practice.

Except as indicated, all retreats are open to everyone. Beginners may prefer the guided retreats, but are welcome to participate in unguided retreats as well.

Questions? Please call 970.482.7613 or email: