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Annual Tsekar Drubchen
March 1 – March 9 +0545
The annual 9-day Tsekar Drubchen will be performed in Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery’s main temple from March 1st to March 9th 2023. This ceremony belongs to the“Great Accomplishment Group Sadhana of White Amitayus” extracted from among the 40 volumes of the Chokling Tersar. The drubchen, commencing on the 8th day of the first lunar month of the Tibetan New Year, ushers in auspicious circumstances for the practitioners’ twofold attainment of longevity and primordial wisdom.
Tsekar (Tib.) means ‘White Amitayus’─the Buddha of Longevity─and drubchen (Tib.) means ‘great accomplishment.’ This tantric sadhana practice is a terma (Tib.), or hidden treasure, concealed in Tibet by Guru Rinpoche, and rediscovered centuries later by the incarnated great treasure-finder, Terchen Chokgyur Dechen Lingpa.
More than 500 monks, nuns, high Lamas, and laypeople, both local and Western, are expected to attend the drubchen which is performed in strict round-the-clock sessions for 24 hours each day. Often dozens of Westerners participate in the daytime sessions of the drubchen, reading the Tibetan text along with the monks, or else following the drubchen’s English translation with its easy-to-follow guide. As always, for 9 days the extraordinary event will presided over by the monastery’s abbot, Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche and Phakchok Rinpoche.
Boudha, Kathmandu 44600 Nepal + Google Map View Venue Website
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