Aspects Of Drubchen: Blessings & Spiritual Accomplishments (siddhis)

Blessings & Spiritual Accomplishments - siddhis, White Dakini Drubchen: August 5-16, 2017

Drubchen culminates in everyone receiving the ceremony’s Blessings and Spiritual Accomplishments (siddhis).

On the last morning of the White Dakini Drubchen we wake up early and before dawn we offer tsog (ritual feast). In front of us is the physical mandala and the “siddhi house”, which contains all the ritual items and sacred siddhi substances. Receiving the siddhi substances bestows realization of the wisdom beings (Jnanasattvas) and their relative and absolute siddhis, which have been empowered through our visualization and mantra recitation throughout the 10-days of practice.

Before offering tsog we perform the Jinbeb and “The Descent Of Blessings”, to banish any obstructions and bring down blessings into the siddhi substances. Then we receive the siddhis and perform a Fire Puja. Receiving the siddhis is the culmination moment of the whole Drubchen so it is important to take time after receiving the siddhis to meditate and take in the energy of these substances. This is the integration of the “Great Accomplishment” (drubchen in Tibetan).

Join us for this year’s White Dakini Drubchen. You can register for either the Drubchen and two days of initial teachings from August 5-16, or Drubchen only from August 7-16. For more information about this 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
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

Drüpon Lama Karma
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
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


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