º Ocean of Amṛta Drubchen at Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling · Ngakso Drubchen º
The Ngakso Drubchen was first composed by the great terton, Chokgyur Dechen Lingpa. It 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 in the bardo state for those who have recently 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 and offerings (tsok) to all the monks, nuns and lay people gathered at the monastery.