Chinese New Year will be on 31st January, 2014 and we will continue with our Annual Tradition of practicing Vajrasattva from the last day of the previous year to the first day of the new year.
This year we will begin at 8:00pm on 30th January and will continue onwards till 8:00pm 31st January, 2014.
During this period we will recite Vajrasattva long mantra outloud. We will abstain from solid food but you can bring any liquid such as milk, soya milk, soft drink, or water. As this is a retreat, we will observe silence during this 24 hours period.
We will take turn to rest out voice for periods but the recitation of the Vajrasattva long mantra will be continuous. Which means someone can take rest in between while others will continue with the recitation.
This practice is very beneficial in purifying out negative karma of the previous year so that will start with a clean slate for the year of the horse.
We need at least six people who are committed to stay the whole course of 24 hours. Others can join in as they wish during this period.