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Vajra Claw Dakini Puja
April 25, 2021 – April 27, 2021
Annual Vajra Claw (Dorjé Dermo) Dakini Puja from the Seven Cycles of Profundity at Do-Ngak Ling Monastery in Nepal. Over the course of three days our monks will recite the Vajra Claw practice from the Chokling Tersar and the Vajra Claw Sutra.
Vajra Claw is a wrathful female activity dakini. The Buddha originally revealed Vajra Claw to be a powerful guardian and protector. Accordingly, Vajra Claw is invoked to this day in order to protect the practitioners’ domestic space, their family, their friends and their allies and to avert any obstacles that might threaten them.
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.