Nyungnay: A Purification & Fasting Retreat

Fri. April 12 & Sat. April 13

7:00am - 4:45pm FREE
w/Modern Buddhism Teacher 
Teacher Kadam Sharon
* *Introduction to the Retreat
Tuesday April 9, 6:30-7pm


Je Tsongkhapa Kadampa Buddhist Center
1070 Tunnel Road, Bldg 2, Unit 20
Asheville, NC 28805

About the Retreat

Every April Kadampa Buddhists around the world celebrate Buddha’s Enlightenment Day by engaging in Nyungnay, a special purification practice. This two-day retreat, which is done in conjunction with Thousand-Armed Avalokiteshvara practice, is a powerful method for purifying negative karma of body, speech, and mind, and for pacifying strong delusions. The essence of the Buddhist path is compassion. In this practice, which involves taking Mahayana Precepts conjoined with the practice of prostrations, we purify our mind by meditating extensively on compassion. 

This Event is Free and Open to Everyone. There will also be a short introduction to the retreat on Tuesday night April 9, 6:30-7pm, if you want to learn more.
Livestream Link for Introduction:

No Prior Registration required for the Intro, or the retreat. Just show up. For questions about this event you can call 828-668-2241


Friday April 12 and Saturday April 13

7am - 8:30am - Precepts and First Session
10:30am - 12Pm - Second Session
3:30 - 4:45 - Third Session

*Participants may engage in one or both days of the retreat, and must take precepts each morning they participate. As Long as you take precepts in the morning you can engage in the other sessions throughout the day.

Livestream Link for Retreat.


Resident Teacher

Kadam Sharon Lovich

Kadam Sharon has been practicing meditation and Kadampa Buddhism since 2003 and is the Resident teacher of the Je Tsongkhapa Kadampa Buddhist Center in Asheville. Before Sharon moved to Asheville in 2011, she volunteered as the Education Program Coordinator for several years at the internationally renowned world peace temple for meditation and modern Buddhism, Kadampa Meditation Center New York. There she received teachings and guidance directly from our General Spiritual Director, Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong, guided retreats, and taught classes. She has engaged in numerous focused meditation retreats and is known for teaching others how to develop a peaceful mind with great skill, lightness, and humor. Today, Sharon is a part of the Special Teacher Training Program and teaches numerous meditation classes and retreats in Asheville, NC and Greenville, SC. Sharon and her husband have one son.

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1070 Tunnel Road, Bldg 2, Unit 20
Asheville, NC 28805

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