|Vajrakilaya drubchens are performed at the Tibetan New Year to avert the obstacles of the past year from carrying forward into the New Year. Drubchen means “great accomplishment” in Tibetan and refers to the most elaborate form of Vajrayana Buddhist ritual, and the ceremonies include sacred dances and extensive offerings. It is said in Tibet that participation in a single week’s drubchen practice generates as much merit and potential realization as one year of retreat.
Following the example of Guru Padmasambhava and many superb lineage masters, we perform Vajrakilaya to overcome outer, inner, and secret obstacles to dharma practice and activity. We apply the skillful means of wrathful compassion to the poisons and demons of our own minds.
Vajrakilaya practice also provides context for full transmission of Mahayoga development and completion stage training and it has been a key practice of many great siddhas, including Chagdud Rinpoche himself.
This CD was recorded live at a Vajrakilaya Drubchen in February 2001 with a group of men and women students from several countries trained by H.E. Chagdud Rinpoche to play traditional Tibetan ceremonial instruments. Hosted at Khadro Ling in Tres Coroas, Brazil, the South American seat of Chagdud Rinpoche, the CD was recorded in a multi-track format and masterized by Dr. Toby Mountain. Dr. Mountain also masterized the beloved recording by Steve Tibbets and Choying Drolma on Rykodisc Records called Cho.
Chagdud Khadro writes in her liner notes, “Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche’s voice represents the sublime accomplishment of the prayer, ‘May whoever hears me find liberation.’ It resonates in the heart and memories of thousands of people. This precious Vajrakilaya disc shimmers like a wish-fulfilling jewel, endowed with all qualities of lineage blessing, pure intention, profound meaning and sound inseparable from wisdom essence. May it benefit all beings!”
The double CD set includes:
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