Tsekar Drubchen

Tsekar Drubchen

Dates for  Tsekar Drubchen: March 2-March 10, 2020

The Tsekar (White Amitāyus ) Drubchen is an extensive group practice from the Chokling Tersar tradition. Drub chen means “great accomplishment”. Participants receive great benefits from engaging in these intensive group meditation practices. In addition, the practices benefit all sentient beings, and the entire outer and inner world is purified. Thus, we rely on all the skillful means of the Vajrayāna path.


The great tertön, Chokgyur Lingpa discovered this sādhana practice of the sambhoghakāya White Amitāyus, the Lord of Longevity, in Kham. Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche revived this nine day Drubchen and we now practice this every year at Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling monastery.

We begin on the eighth day of the first lunar month of the Tibetan New Year.  Practicing Tsekar brings forth auspicious circumstances for the two- fold attainment of longevity and primordial wisdom.

Why White Amitāyus?White Amitayus

We practice the sambhogakāya form of white Amitāyus because longevity allows more time and opportunity to practice the Dharma. Therefore, we need to pay special attention to our motivation. We should form the resolve and intention to  practice so that we can achieve the ultimate goal of liberation and enlightenment for all beings.

By participating in this drubchen the practitioners intend to realize wisdom wakefulness or buddha-nature.  We do this by revitalizing the diminished life-force.  At the same time, we are recharging our merit or positive actions.  Moreover, we develop magnetizing and powerful presence.  The Buddha of Long Life, Amitāyus taught that we need these three qualities to traverse the path to awakening.

At the conclusion of the nine day practice, the lamas lead participants in a ceremony of life release.  This creates a meritorious and joyful occasion.

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