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Ocean of Amṛta (Ngakso) Drubchen

Seto Gompa, Seto Gompa Marg 1
Kathmandu, Nepal

March 17 March 25

The Ocean of Amṛta (Ngakso) Drubchen is performed each year by the monks of Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery on the 8th–16th days of the 2nd month in the Tibetan calendar.

The Ngakso Drubchen was composed by the great terton, Chokgyur Dechen Lingpa, and was later practiced by Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche (the great-grandson of Chokgyur Dechen Lingpa and father of H.E. Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche) and became one of the annual events at Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling monastery.

The main purpose of the Ngakso Drubchen is to purify negative karma, restore broken samaya (spiritual commitments), and dispel obstacles – including for those who have passed away.

It is an intensive ritual where the practices and recitation of mantras are continued without interruption for 24 hours a day, for nine days. The monks take shifts to keep this ongoing. On the last day, the Drubchen concludes with the distribution of blessings, amṛta, and tsok to all the monks, nuns, and lay people gathered at the monastery.

May the virtue of anyone who rejoices in this auspicious activity be dedicated to the Enlightenment of all sentient beings.

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