Purification & Fasting Retreat

Everybody Welcome 

14 & 15 April

07:00 – 18:00

about the event

15th April is Buddha’s Enlightenment Day. Every year, thousands of people throughout the world come to their local meditation centres to celebrate this event by engaging in a two day fasting purification practice. In the morning we take the Eight Mahayana Precepts and engage in the practice known as Drop of Essential Nectar in which we make physical prostrations and chanted requests to 1,000 Armed Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of Universal Compassion. By doing this we purify our negative karma and empower our body and mind. 

Each day begins with taking the precepts at 06.45. When we take the precepts we promise to abstain for 24 hours from negative actions of body, speech and mind and to eat just one meal before 1pm. The second day can be taken like the first day or we totally abstain from any food and any drink for 24 hours. There will be four 1 1/2 hour sessions each day: 08.00/ 11.00 and 16.30 You can only attend the sessions if you have taken the precepts the same morning at 06.45

the teacher

gen kelsang dragpa

A Modern Kadampa Buddhist monk and the National Spiritual Director of the Nordic Region. He received ordination in 1993 from Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche and is one of his most senior disciples. Gen Dragpa has taught extensively in the Netherlands, UK, Belgium and France. His teachings are very practical and easy to understand. They offer profound solutions to our everyday problems.

details & bookings

The Venue

Nordisk Kadampa Meditasjonssenter Majorstuveien 26, Oslo 0367

+47 45 05 19 28


Fee & Booking

Free for everyone



date & Time

14 & 15 April 

Timetable coming soon…