Fri 14 - Sat 15 April

Location: KMC Vancouver 1833 Victoria Diversion, Vancouver


This special fasting and purification retreat is performed in conjunction with the practice of thousand-armed Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of Compassion. Engaging in this retreat 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 the blessings of the Buddha of Compassion, and improving our experience of love, compassion and bodhichitta.
This practice is done over two days, with the Mahayana precepts* being taken at the beginning of each day. On the first day it is customary to abstain from all meals apart from lunch. On the second day we engage in a complete fast, abstaining from all food and drink for 24 hours. On both days, we do three sessions of meditation, combining prostrations with chanted meditation. Those who are unable to engage in a complete fast can participate in the sessions on the second day, provided they take the Mahayana precepts on that day. 

The sessions in this retreat do not contain teachings, but guidance will be given to you on how to engage in the retreat.  Everyone is welcome. 



This is a non- residential retreat. There will be the opportunity to join us for lunch on Friday for $5. Please pre-register for this.

FULL RETREAT $30 / $10 for members (incl lunch on Friday)
Friday - $20 (incl. lunch) / $10 for members
Saturday - $15 / free for members
drop in per session - $5 per session / free for members




Fri 14
Precepts: 6.30 - 7am* REQUIRED
S1: 7.15 - 8.30am
S2: 10am – 11.15am
S3: 2.00 – 3.15pm
Heart Jewel Prayers 3.45- 4.30pm

Sat 15
Precepts: 6.30 - 7am* REQUIRED
S1: 7 - 8.15am
S2: 10am – 11.15am
S3: 1.00 – 2.15pm
(Optional) Offering to the Spiritual Guide Prayers: 2.45- 4.30pm


Kadampa Meditation Centre Vancouver,  1833 Victoria Diversion, Vancouver, B.C. V5N 2K2 Map
(Victoria Drive turns into Victoria Diversion briefly between 20th and 18th Avenue just before it becomes Commercial Drive)

Email:  Telephone: 604.221.2271