The Gyalwa Gyamtso Drupchod will be performed at KTD December 16 – 22, KTD Shrine Room.
Drupchods, the “practice offerings” of the major Kagyu yidams such as Vajrayogini, Chakrasamvara, and Gyalwa Gyamtso, are performed yearly at monasteries to consecrate the environment, accumulate merit, purify negativities, and benefit beings.
During the Drupchod of Gyalwa Gyamtso (or, “Ocean of Victors” – a special practice of Red Chenrezig) the entire Red Chenrezig sadhana will be performed daily by the Karme Ling lamas in two sessions, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon daily and from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche encourages dharma students of all levels to make a connection with this powerful practice and nurture the activity of our Three-Year Retreat lamas by attending the drupchod. These dieties are called, and they actually do come, and dwell; one of the functions of a Lama is to continuously charge and keep the shrine room full of blessing energy.
Blessings and an afternoon Tsok feast will be given daily by the lamas; the blessing empowerment of Gyalwa Gyamtso will be given on the final day in the afternoon. Attendees may do their own practices, contribute toward offering lamps or food for the daily tsok feasts, and receive daily blessings.
— Lama Kathy Wesley