Hundredfold Puja of the Dredger of the Lower Realms’ Depths
August 23, 2021 – August 25, 2021
Annual Hundredfold Puja of the Dredger of the Lower Realms’ Depth (Ngensong Dongdruk) from The Guru’s Heart Practice at Do-Ngak Ling Monastery in Nepal. Over the course of three days our monks will accumulate 150 repetitions of the Ngensong Dongtruk puja, the Avalokiteshvara practice of the Thukdrup Barché Kunsel cycle.
Avalokiteshvara is the essence of the speech of all the buddhas and the embodiment of their compassion. In this very special practice, Avalokiteshvara is invoked together with the buddhas of the five families, the four manifestations of Avalokiteshvara, as well as a further seven bodhisattvas.
Ngensong Dongtruk is a powerful method for purification and especially for guiding the deceased. Through the purification of the negative karmic causes and conditions, this practice ensures a good rebirth, the fulfillment of wishes, and the accumulation of merit and wisdom.
About Do-Ngak Ling Monastery
Do-Ngak 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 the late 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.