Ngakso (Tib.) means ‘mending (faults) by means of mantra’ while drubchen (Tib.) means ‘great accomplishment.’ This tantric sadhana is a terma (Tib.), or hidden treasure, concealed in Tibet by Guru Rinpoche, and rediscovered centuries later by the incarnated great treasure-finder, Terchen Chokgyur Dechen Lingpa.
Extracted from among the 40 volumes of the Chokling Tersar, the melodious and enchanting sadhana practice is especially effective for restoring broken samaya (spiritual pledges), strengthening the bond between student and spiritual teacher, and dispelling obstacles in the bardo state for those who have recently passed away. The puja consists of two parts carried out daily: morning sessions are devoted to mantra recitation, which invokes the blessings of Guru Rinpoche, his 12 Manifestations, Lord Chenrezig, Lord Amitabha, and the Peaceful and Wrathful Deities. Afternoon sessions feature very touching and profound confession and tantric purification practices, as well as empowerments and a special feast-offering.
The sadhana is performed at least once monthly both at Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery and at our Nagi Gompa Hermitage. Moreover, one-day Ngakso pujas are performed at least once yearly at our western Dharma Centers. Often, individuals or families sponsor the puja for the benefit of a deceased friend or relative.