4548 Schneider Drive, Oregon, WI 53575
Deer Park will host the Nyung Nay Avalokiteshvara fasting ritual led
by Geshe Tenzin Dorje la starting
Saturday, May 18 at 4:30 a.m.
to Monday morning, May 20
Prerequisites: For those planning to attend, there is a prerequisite of
having had either a Chenrezig empowerment or a highest yoga tantra
Registration: Starting in mid-April, there will be a sign-up sheet
for this in the temple. Anyone intending to participate in this ritual
should sign up in advance in the temple or call Drolma at (608)
835-6990 with your name and phone number as we need a count for
meals and texts. Please bring your own copy of the text if you have
Description of practice: This practice, based on the Buddha of
compassion, involves fasting and multiple daily sessions of prostra-
tion and recitation of the sadhana, praises, and mantra. This is an
intensive spiritual practice to purify obscurations and negativities and
accumulate merit. The practice involves taking only one pre-noon
vegetarian meal on Saturday provided by Deer Park and then fasting
until the Monday morning breakfast provided by Deer Park.
Schedule: The schedule for Saturday and Sunday involves taking the
Eight Mahayana Precepts (24 hour vows) at 4:30 a.m. at Deer Park.
Please plan to be in the temple BEFORE 4:30 a.m. so that we can
start promptly. Sunday is a day of silence with no food or liquid to be
taken. Participants should plan to attend the entire ritual.
Details: Please bring some padding to place on the floor to protect
your knees during prostrations. Also you may want to bring two
small towels your hands.
Lunch on Saturday will be offered by several Tibetan families.
Cost: Contributions are welcome.
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