Drubchen (“The Great Accomplishment”) is a ceremony of extensive practice, usually lasting ten days. This involves a powerful combination of the elements of Vajrayana practice, including the visualization, mudra, chant and music of a ritual text (sadhana), daily ritual feasts (tsog), and the creation of a mandala house. It is said that the effects of participating in a Drubchen is equivalent to years of solitary retreat. Drubchen concludes with accepting the spiritual accomplishments of the practice (siddhis). To register for the White Dakini Drubchen, click here, or on the button below.
Our White Dakini Drubchen (on August 5-16) shall include:
- Fire offering rituals (jinseg) that accomplish the four enlightened activities of Pacifying, Enriching, Magnetizing, and Subjugating. Read more
- The Sixteen Offering Goddesses Dance – Performed to enact sublime offerings to all the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. Read more
- The wrathful “Ging” and peaceful“Jinbeb” Dances – Performed to purify negative influences and obscurations.
- Continual recitation of mantra throughout the entire Drubchen, with participants contributing time to the “Mantra Chain.”
- At the end of the Drubchen, all the participants accept the blessings and siddhis (spiritual accomplishments) from the items that have been empowered through the ceremonies. Read more
Over the coming weeks we shall focus on each of these “Aspects of Drubchen.” We hope you enjoy these, and we look forward to sharing the White Dakini Drubchen 2017 with you! For more information about Drubchen and the teachers, please see below.
About the Retreat
August 5-16, 2017
Tara Mandala Retreat Center
The annual Drubchen (Great Accomplishment Ceremony) of the White Dakini practice from Do Khyentse’s Dzinpa Randröl (Self-Liberation from Fixation) treasure cycle will be performed at Tara Mandala. This lineage comes directly from Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche to Tulku Sang-ngag Rinpoche to Lama Tsultrim Allione. This year we are pleased to announce… Read more
About the Teachers
Lama Tsultrim Allione is founder and resident lama of Tara Mandala. She is author of Women of Wisdom and Feeding Your Demons. Born in New England to an academic/publishing family, she traveled to India in her late teens and was ordained as a Buddhist nun at the age of 22… Read more
Venerable retreat master (drüpon) Lama Karma was born in eastern Bhutan and joined the Long-Nying Chöling Monastery at a young age. His root teacher was Lama Naljorpa, the great yogi of mahamudra and Dzogchen, from whom he received numerous vows, empowerments, instructions and oral transmissions, including the Chöd Rinchen Threngwa… Read more
Lopön Beth Lee-Herbert began her practice of Tibetan Buddhism under Lama Tsultrim Allione at 22, and completed the practices of the Dzinpa Rangdröl in three-year retreat at Tara Mandala between 2009 and 2012. In 2013, Tulku Sang-ngag Rinpoche made her the Tsalung Lopön, teacher of the esoteric practices of the… Read more