Annual schedule

In addition to performing practices requested by people around the world through and from Nepal communities, Nagi Gompa nuns conduct group practices daily.

Daily Group Practice in Tsokkhang (Temple)

5:30-7 a.m. 16 Arhats from Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo; Chokling Tersar’s Concise Daily
Practice of Guru Rinpoche, short Vajrasattva sadhana and Zabtig Drolma
sadhana, the four-mandala offering to Tara and recitation of the Twenty-one

4-5:30 p.m. Chokling Tersar’s Vajrakilaya sadhana and lengthy protectors’ practices; protector
practices by Khenpo Rinchen Targye; numerous Mahakala practices; meditation session and dedications.

Each Month

Tibetan 8th 7:30-11 a.m., 1-4 p.m. Chokling Tersar Ngakso (samaya mending)

Tibetan 10th 7:30-11 a.m., 1-6 p.m. Ridzin Nyingtik, Guru practice from Jigme

Tibetan 15th 7:30-11 a.m., 1-4 p.m. Chokling Tersar Tsekar (White Amitayus)
(alternating months)

7:30-11 a.m., 1-3 p.m. Chokling Tersar Kunzang Tuktig
(Samantabhadra’s Heart Essence, the 100 Peaceful and Wrathful Deities)

Tibetan 25th 7:30-11 a.m., 1-6 p.m. Nyingtik Khandro, Chod practice from Jigme Lingpa(alternating months)
7:30-11:30 a.m., 1-3 p.m. Tsogyle Rinchen Trengwa (Jewel Garland Chod practice from the Third Karmapa)

Tibetan 30th 7:30-11 a.m., 1-6 p.m. Nyingtik Palchen, Yidam practice from Jigme Lingpa

Four Wheel Days according to the Tibetan calendar Times: 7:30-11a.m., 1-3p.m.

Chotrul Duchen Tib 15th of the 1st month Practice: Chokling Tersar Kunzang Tuktig
Saga Dawa Duchen Tib 15th of the 4th month
Chokhur Duchen Tib 4th of the 6th month
Lha Bab Duchen Tib 22nd of the 9th month

Annual practices

Annual Nyungne Practice Tibetan 1st — 16th of the 4th month
4-11 a.m., 2:30-7 p.m.
Chenresig fasting practice of Gelongma Palmo and daily practices.

Annual Rains Retreat Tibetan 15th of the 6thmonth — Tibetan 30th of 7th month
5:30-8 a.m.
The daily practices and Chokling Tersar Trinley Nyingpo tsok

4-5:30 p.m. The daily practices and the Five Monlams.

Annual Nine-day Drubchen Tibetan 8th – 16th of the 12th month
6a.m.-7p.m., 8:30-11:30 p.m., 12:30-4 a.m. plus daily practices
Chokling Tersar Ngakso

Anniversary of Kyabje Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche Tibetan 23rd– 25th of the 12th month
7:30-11 a.m., 1-4 p.m. plus daily practices
Chokling Tersar Ngakso

Nuns during a 9-day long Drubchen
Nuns during a 9-day long Drubchen

About the annual Chokling Tersar Ngakso Drubchen:

This nine-day Vajrayana purification practice, Ocean of Amrita, was concealed in Tibet as a terma treasure by Padmasambhava and discovered by Kyabje Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche’s great-grandfather Terchen Chokgyur Lingpa (1829-1870). The nine-day drubchen has been performed annually at Nagi since its highly auspicious beginning when His Holiness the illustrious Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche presided as ceremonial (vajra) master and Kyabje Tulku Urygen as chant master.
The morning sessions of this melodious sadhana practice focus on Guru Rinpoche, his 12 manifestations, Chenrezig, Amitabha and the 100 Peaceful and Wrathful Deities. Afternoon sessions include touching and profound confession and tantric purification practices as well as empowerments and finally a special feast offering.

These days, the drubchen is led by Tulku Urgyen Yangsi, Chokyi Nyima, Choling and Phakchok Rinpoches. Many lay people come to practice together with the Rinpoches and nuns.  Nagi Gompa’s smaller scale on a hilltop in the national forest creates a warm, intimate atmosphere over the many days and nights of practicing together and sharing meals.

'Tashi shog' on the last day of a drubchen
'Tashi shog' on the last day of a drubchen

“It is such a wonderful support to do this great accomplishment practice as a group.

Practicing together with one’s precious gurus, who radiate wisdom and compassion, our wonderful ordained sangha, of whom so many have done long retreat, and our lay sangha who model kindness and dedication to practice — the blessings at Nagi are amazing.

Far above the city, the night sky sparkled with stars while we listened to the beautiful chanting of the mantra.”

— A Devoted Female Lay Practitioner

The yearly schedule of Nagi Gompa. accords with the Tibetan lunar calendar:

1st Month – 1st to 3rd Losar
3rd Month – 30th Nyung-ney begins for 16 days
4th Month – 16th Nyung-ney ends (Saga Dawa)
6th Month – 15th Yarney (Summer Retreat) begins
7th Month – 30th Yarney (Summer Retreat) ends
8th Month – 13th to 14th 2-day Nyung-ney
12th Month – Ngakso Drubchen

Monthly Schedule of Pujas at Nagi Gompa:

8th day: Ngakso
10th day: Rigdzin Düpa
15th day: Tsekar or Künzang
25th day: Chö Tsok Black Moon