Tara Drupchen 2017



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We joyfully announce the second annual Tara Drupchen to be held by the Nalandabodhi International sangha: October 13-15, 2017 at Nalanda West in Seattle. The Nalandabodhi sangha, founded and guided by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, will be engaged in a practice intensive focused on awakening the fearless and compassionate energy that is our mind’s true nature, as symbolized by Tara. This practice intensive will be led by our senior Nalandabodhi acharyas and lamas, and will be joined Nalandabodhi centers around the world engaging in Tara practice at the same time.

If you would like to attend the Tara Drupchen being held in Hong Kong please click here for more information:

Drupchen (Tibetan: སྒྲུབ་ཆེན་ ; literally, “great practice [gathering]” or “great accomplishment [gathering]”) is a traditional format for a practice-intensive retreat in the Vajrayana tradition. It provides a strong condition for accumulating merit and is a powerful method for dispelling obstacles and hindrances for ourselves and our dharma activities.

How to make prayer requests and offerings

You can make an offering in honor of those who are ill, recently passed away, or to dispel fear about any challenge you face, or fears for the world.

These prayer requests and aspirations will be shared with our Nalandabodhi teachers and sangha participating in the Drupchen, as well as those participating in related Tara Practice at our centers and study groups around the world.

As an act of generosity and auspicious connection, it is a time-honored practice to make a monetary offering to accompany a prayer request. A suggested minimum donation is USD 10/HKD 78/NT 315/RMB 67

When donating by credit card you can enter your prayer request on the donation webpage. For bank transfer donations please see below.

Click here to donate by credit card
For bank transfer donation please see below

Making offerings to sponsor a Drupchen creates a connection to the practice that enables us to accumulate merit and dispel obstacles, even if we are not able to personally attend.

Your donation will provide the offerings of candles, flowers, and food; make the necessary preparations for the ritual ceremonies; provide offerings to our teachers in gratitude for sharing this practice with all of us; and support the ongoing dharma activities of Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche and our Nalandabodhi sangha.

Any donation amount is welcome! As a guideline for giving, this is what your donation supports:

  • A donation of USD 108/HKD 838/NT 3390/RMB 720 provides the equivalent of snacks and refreshments for all attendees for one practice session
  • A donation of USD 250/HKD 1939/NT 7848/RMB 1667 provides the equivalent of shrine offerings for one practice session
  • A donation of USD 1250/HKD 9695/NT 39,241/RMB 8334 supports the equivalent of one full practice session
  • A donation of USD 3300/HKD 25,595/NT 103,903/RMB 22,010 supports the equivalent of hosting all of our teachers for an entire day
  • A donation of USD 5000/HKD 38,780/NT 156,965/RMB 33,335 supports the equivalent of one full day of practice

Bank transfer donations

After making bank transfer donation (see below for account info) please send your receipt to asia.hk@nalandabodhi.org. Please also include any prayer request you would like to make in the email. Prayer requests should be in the following format:

  • Your name
  • Name(s) for whom you are requesting prayers
  • Type of prayers you are requesting (choose one type for each individual request):
    ○ Prayers for the recently deceased
    ○ Prayers for the ill
    ○ Prayers for success, removal of obstacles, or other situations
  • Your specific prayer request. For example: “For my brother, Joe Smith, to dispel the obstacles that are making it difficult for him to find a new job,” or “For my friend, Mary Jones, who passed away on September 4, 2016.”

NB Asia Bank Information

Account Holder: Nalandabodhi Asia Limited.
Account No.: 400-726436-001
Beneficiary Bank: HSBC Hong Kong
Beneficiary Bank Address: 1 Queen’s Road Central, H.K.
Beneficiary Bank Code: 004
SWIFT Address: HSBCHKHHHKH (for wire transfer)


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