Do-ngak Nyida Zungdrel Sherab Raltri Ling Monastery is located in Chapagaon a village in the Lalitpur District, located approximately 45 minutes south of Kathmandu. Situated just opposite the sacred pilgrimage site of Vajravarahi, the monastery was built and offered to Kyabjé Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche by a devout Newari Buddhist family.
Phakchok Rinpoche took over as abbot of this monastery upon the passing of Kyabjé Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche. The monastic complex also houses a school for young monks and a health care center. In recent years Kyabjé Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche began to build the Zangdok Palri temple—a representation of the heaven of Guru Rinpoche—here. This unique temple is a supreme place of liberation through seeing, and for the accumulation of merit through offerings.
Since Varjavarahi is the root of all the emanations of dakinis and the monastery is built on the grounds of a sacred Varjavarahi site vibrating with blessings, this is the perfect place for practice. Within this special and sacred environment, the monks—both senior and junior—form an excellent group of practitioners.
In this and the following years, these monks will perform the following pujas or practices on behalf of Phakchok Rinpoche and his students and benefactors. These pujas were carefully selected and thought through personally by Rinpoche. They are also the pujas that are most frequently recommended by the divinations of many great masters.
The annual pujas will auspiciously start with the dakini puja of Vajra Claw. It is followed by a Sampa Lhundrup feast offerings at Asura Cave; a Ngensong Dongdruk puja from The Guru’s Heart Practice; mantra recitations and fire pujas of the Lotus Dakini (Kurukullé or Pema Khandro); finally ending with the dakini puja of White Umbrella (Sitatapatra or Dukkarmo) from The Seven Cycles of Profundity on the dakini day of the 10th month of the Tibetan calendar.
It is considered to be extremely meritorious and beneficial for anyone to participate in these practices either directly or through offerings. Participating in and making offerings to these pujas is traditionally not only done when you or a loved one are currently facing difficult times, but also to prevent future obstacles from arising in the first place.
Thus we would like to extend our warm invitation to everyone to join us and participate in these practices and request the kind offerings of all who feel inspired by these extraordinary events.