Compassion Fasting Retreat – Sat, Apr 15

Cost: $35Lunch included! Free for KMC Madison members.

To celebrate Buddhas’ Enlightenment Day we will be engaging in a beautiful  one day retreat.

“This special fasting and purification practice is performed 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.  It is also a special method for receiving blessings and improving our experience of love, compassion, and bodhichitta.”

This retreat is incredibly powerful for anyone with any level meditation experience and has the power to change you forever! We all have seeds of compassion, but they are not very strong and need to be watered so that they produce a powerful peace and happiness in our own heart and bring real benefit to others. On this day we engage in a gentle fast and only eat one meal mid-day. We participate in 3 meditation sessions that include prostrations, offerings and beautiful chanted prayers to the Buddha Of Compassion on behalf of all living beings.  If you have never experienced a formal Buddhist practice and would like to see what it is like….try this one! It is so inspiring and it has the power to take you to a new level of positivity and hope in these difficult times. For more information please see our website or contact the center.

Schedule:

Precepts and Intro: 6:30-8:00 AM

Session 1: 9:30- 11:00 AM

Lunch: 11:00 AM -1:00 PM

Session 2: 1:00-2:30 PM

Session 3: 3:30-5:00 PM