The nuns at Tsoknyi Gechak Ling Nunnery create tormas for an upcoming drubchen. Drubchen, or “vast accomplishment,” is a form of intensive group practice that brings together all of the skillful methods in Vajrayana Tibetan Buddhism. These methods include a complete sadhana practice with visualization, mudra, chant and music; continuous day and night practice of mantra; the creation of the mandala house, tormas, offerings; tsok feast and sacred dance. It is said that several days participating in a drupchen can yield the same results as years of solitary retreat.
Photos by Chonyi Palmo