from Konny Röhrig, December 1, 2016
This year's Vajrakilaya Drubchen of Benchen Phuntskok Dargyeling monastery takes place in Pharping, some miles outside of Kathmandu. There are less lama dancers then usually because the area around the Shedra, the Retreat-Center and the Stupa is smaller than the monastery's area in Swayambhu.
Soon after the end of the Vajrakilaya Drubchen the two weeks Guru Rinpoche recitation based on the Sadhana of Kunchok Chidu will start. It will take place in the monastery in Swayambhu, Kathmandu. The Benchen lamas are busy with preparations for it already now.