Tara Drupchen

nw-tara-cropped-980x1024-1For the first time, Nalandabodhi and Nalanda West are offering a Tara Drupchen. Nalandabodhi teachers will be preparing and presiding over this auspicious practice.

The Drupchen will be a day-long event on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 28–30; however, people may join on a drop-in basis.

What is a “drupchen”?

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. The practice of Drupchen is said to bring great benefit to its participants and the communities around them. In this way it is a strong generator of merit, purification, and blessings. It is a powerful method for dispelling obstacles and hindrances for ourselves and our sangha’s dharma activities.

Anyone is welcome, no experience necessary. Participation is free; plan to drop-in or join us for a full weekend of practice. Please register as a kindness to organizers. Whatever donation you are able to offer makes a good connection to Tara’s energy of loving-kindness. Sponsorship for others, dedications and prayer requests are possible through the button below.

Volunteers are always appreciated. If you would like to assist in the preparation before, during or after the program, please apply HERE.

Daily Schedule


7:00 am – 9:00 | Tibetan Liturgy Tara Practice. All are welcome.

9:30 | Registration opens

10:00 am – 6:30 pm | Program

Each morning and some afternoons will include talks by our Nalandabodhi Acharyas and Lamas, and there will be three practice sessions in English each day. There will be a lunch and mid-afternoon tea break. Exact timing is variable. It is fine to drop by any time including during sessions.


Online registration is closed – registration is possible in person at Nalanda West


Bookings are closed for this event.