Activities Calendar
Dechen Choekhor Monthly Puja

The below auspicious pujas will be held monthly at Druk Dechen Choekhorling, the great mother monastery of Drukpa Kagyu. All dates stated are according to Tibetan lunar calendar.

Tibetan Calendar: Day Type of Puja

Sang Puja & Jagme Puja (Geynyen Jagpa Melen)

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Sang Puja, also called Mountain of Smoke Puja, is conduct monthly on the 3rd day of Tibetan calendar, together with, the puja of the main Dechen Choekhor's Dharma Protector - Geynyen Jagpa Melen.
Geynyen Jagpa Melen is renowned as the main and the most forceful Dharma Protector of Dechen Choekhor for generations. Generally, he is widely known as the Drukpa Kagyu Dharma Protector in many other parts of the world, including Bhutan. The great-enlightened masters often used Dechen Choekhor as the 'reference standard' to measure the activities and effectiveness of Geynyen Jagpa Melen.


Long Life Tara Puja with Tsok (Chime Phagma Nyingtik)

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Chime Phagma, the Immortal Noble Tara, also called the Deathless Arya Tara, is the embodiment of long life and wisdom. She is renown as a dakini of swift action, and is invoked for her blessings of compassion, longevity and health. This particularly White Tara Puja Sadhana is based on The Chime Phagma Nyingtik (The Heart Essence of The Immortal Noble Tara), a profound terma teaching revealed by Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo, the great 19th century Tibetan master, scholar and terton.


Guru Rinpoche Tsok Puja

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The 10th day of the Tibetan calendar is traditionally connected with Guru Rinpoche whom is being revered the Second Buddha in Tibetan Budhism. A monthly tsok puja of Guru Rinpoche is held at Dechen Choekhorling on the 10th day of every Tibetan lunar month.


Green Tara Puja

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Tara is the manifestation of the compassion of all the Buddhas of the three times. She is the dakini who carries out and accomplishes the enlightened activities of the Buddhas. Green Tara puja prayer rituals and mantra recitations is very swift in allaying internal and external obstacles.


Guru Puja (Offering to Drukpa Kagyu Lineage Masters); alternate with Vajrayogini Puja

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Lama Chöpa or Guru Puja, a practice of guru devotion, is one of the most profound tantric practice of Drukpa Kagyu, consisting of making offerings to and requesting blessings and inspiration from the Lineage Masters. Vajrayogini, is revered as the female Buddha who embodied the Essence of all Buddhas. Vajrayogini Puja will be held at Dechen Choekhorling on alternate month on the 25th day of Tibetan Lunar Calendar.


Four Armed Mahakala Puja

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The source of Dechen Choekhor Mahakala Lineage is originated from Palchen Galo Namgyal Dorje, also widely known as Ga Lotsawa, a great Tibetan mahasiddha and translator who visited India and brought back many precious teachings to Tibet, particularly Mahakala practices. He is the very specialist in Mahakala practices, and has transmitted numerous Mahakala practices into all the four school of Tibetan Buddhism. Any Mahakala teachings originated from Palchen Galo are treated as the authentic and reputable sources.

Four-armed Mahakala is the wrathful manifestation of Chakrasamvara (whereas six-armed Mahakala is the wrathful manifestation of Avalokiteshvara), embodying the wisdom and fierce compassionate activity of all Buddhas. Wrathful compassion of Mahakala is able to overcome any obstacles and negativities one faces on the path to enlightenment.

The Drukpa Choegon Lineage is renowned as the incomparable accomplished master in the practice of Mahakala, Chakrasamvara and Vajrapani. The Drukpa Choegons is revered as the most powerful Mahakala practitioner of Drukpa Kagyu.

*Palchen Galo Namgyal Dorje is one of the Choegon Rinpoches' Line of Incarnations.


Buddha Medicine Puja

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Buddha Medicine, Sangye Menla in Tibetan, helps pacify sicknesses related to both physical and mind. Devotion and fervent prayers to Buddha Medicine will help prevent diseases from pervading our minds and our bodies. Hence, the practice Buddha Medicine promotes good health, long-life as well as enhances the clarity of mind.


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