The Red Vajrasattva practice is held at Rigzdn Ling yearly, and this year’s event was the first drubchen held in the newly remodeled shrine room, and marked the beginning of Losar events a celebrations.  Khenpo Ugyen Wangchuk tirelessly help with preparations and taught the staff many ritual practices, and was Umze for the practice. Tulku Sang-ngag Rinpoche was Vajra Master of this retreat that had many signs of success.

Here is a slide show (with a link to the gallery) of a few photos from the drubchen.  Click on the photo to begin.

The staff and participants worked very hard to make the drubchen a success.  Here’s a time-lapse movie of a few minutes during the final set-up for a fire ceremony on the last day of the retreat.

It’s winter at Rigzdin Ling, and, although the drubchen was largely held under clear, crisp and cold skies, a valley fog often forms along the river, and slowly changes as the sun rises and the day warms. ….