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All times are MDT timezone (UTC−06:00)

October 17 - 23
9:00am - 11:00am -- First Session
11:30am - 12:30pm -- Second Session
12:30pm - 2:30pm -- Lunch Break
2:30pm - 4:20pm -- Third Session
4:50pm - 7:00pm -- Fourth Session

October 24
6:00am -- Receiving the Siddhis

More details about the Drupcho below.


Technical Help

Please click here for more help with technical issues for the live stream event.


Accessing the Teachings

  1. If you have not already set up an account at Wisdom Productions, please sign up for one at wp.mangalashribhuti.org/signup using the same email address that this email was sent to. Please make note of your password.  If you have already set up an account, go to wp.mangalashribhuti.org and proceed to step 2. 
  2. Once signed in, you will be on your personal Wisdom Productions page. Click on “My Orders”, located on the top left of the screen next to Wisdom Productions logo. 
  3. Click on the ORDER CODE, which is a series of capital letters and numbers. 
  4. This leads you to “live streaming” page. Click OPEN to go the next page.
  5. Click on the talk you will be listening to. 

Please note that if you sign in early, you may need to refresh your browser in order to start the live stream at the designated start time. 

Please use this process to access all the online talks/teachings.


When will the Recordings be available?

Live Broadcast/ Program Attendee
Video recordings are generally posted within a few hours after every talk and are typically available for 2 weeks after the program ends.

Study Set
Video recordings are generally posted within 1-2 days after the program and are available for 1 year.

Audio Recordings
Audio recordings are generally posted within 4 weeks. For big teaching events (10+ talks), they are generally posted within 4-8 weeks. Audio recordings are yours for life and can be re-downloaded from your Orders page on the wp.mangalashribhuti.org site. 


    2020 Dechen Gyalmo Drupcho Online FAQ

    Who is eligible to attend the Drupcho? 
    This practice is open for everyone to do at home who has gone through the MSB Lineage Ceremony. For questions about attendance, please write to the Study and Practice department. If you can't make it to the program, you can still share the merit of these feast practices by making an offering.

    Can I attend the online Drupcho part time? 
    Yes and no. Each day is a complete practice divided into four sessions. You may attend for one or a few individual full days, but please do not plan on joining for assorted sessions here and there. 

    How can I find out more about these practices? 
    Joey Waxman will lead a webinar to give basic information and answer some questions. Register receive the link to connect to this instructional session. The webinar will be recorded and posted on the members' site for those who can’t join live. 

    I am a new member of MSB. Will I benefit from these practices?
    At this stage, focusing on Sessions is your main study and practice priority, but if you have time, you may well want to consider attending at least part of this retreat. Unless you have done similar practices with other Vajrayana teachers, it will probably be difficult for you to have a conceptual understanding of what we are doing. However, if you arouse the motivation of bodhicitta and practice with openness and sincerity, you will receive the blessings of joining Rinpoche and the sangha in this way. There have been many examples of people who have benefited from these practices without knowing much about what they were doing.

    I don’t have all the liturgies for these practices. How can I get them?
    If you do not already have the Sadhana liturgy, we strongly recommend that you order a physical copy of the Sadhana Set. We have found that it is much easier to follow the online practice session with a paper copy instead of trying to view the liturgy online or on a device. Please do this ASAP so that it will arrive in time for the start of the Drupcho. We will also have PDFs available if needed.

    What is the order of the sections of the practice?
    Click here for the sequence of the sadhana.

    Will the practices be in English or Tibetan?
    Almost all of the practice will be in Tibetan with melodies that are easy to learn. For most of the practices, the liturgies will have Tibetan script, phoneticized Tibetan, and English translations. Very few people in MSB know Tibetan, so don’t worry about pronunciation; we all just do our best with the phonetics. 

    Can I do these practices without having received the empowerments?
    Yes, but please make a strong intention to receive the empowerments at your next opportunity. 

    Will Rinpoche give teachings during the program? 
    At similar programs in the past, Rinpoche usually has given spontaneous teachings throughout the retreat. We won’t know ahead of time if that will be the case this time. 

    It will be difficult for me to join the practice at the time it is happening. Can I do the practice later with the recording?
    No, there will be no recordings.

    What do I need in order to do these practices?
    You will need to have a shrine and make daily offerings. Each day, you will make an abundant tsok plate and offer a nice liquid such as wine or juice. (There are no prohibited substances for these practices.) You will need three additional small plates, which can be kept to the side until it’s time to use them. The first is the shrine plate for the first portion of the tsok. At the appropriate time in the practice, you will take some offerings from the main tsok plate and put them on the shrine plate. The second plate is for the offerings you will take for yourself during the enjoyment section of the practice. The third plate is for the remainder offering.  (For more detailed instructions about the view and practice of making offerings, read Chapter 8 of the Sangha Manual: Offerings as a Way to Accumulate Merit.)

    How can we view this program as a "retreat"? 
    Rinpoche asks that we minimize our interactions with the outside world on all levels. 

    What will it be like to do these group practices through Zoom?
    In many ways, it will be similar to doing the online tsok practices. (If you’d like to attend any of the twice-monthly online tsok practices, please visit this page from the MSB members’ site.)
    One difference is that the participants will not be visible on Zoom. The only images will come from the shrine room at Puntsok Choling. 

    What is the daily schedule?
    All times are MDT timezone (UTC−06:00):

    October 17 - 23
    9:00am - 11:00am -- First Session
    11:30am - 12:30pm -- Second Session
    12:30pm - 2:30pm -- Lunch Break
    2:30pm - 4:20pm -- Third Session
    4:50pm - 7:00pm -- Fourth Session

    October 24
    6:00 am -- Receiving the Siddhis

    *This schedule is subject to change. Changes will be announced on the stream and by email. The schedule for the final day is determined the day before and will be announced.


    Study & Practice

    How do I get further support for my study and practice?
    Please review the information on this page and contact the heads of Study & Practice if you need more help.

    How do I find out about becoming a member of MSB?
    This page contains the information related to becoming a member of Mangala Shri Bhuti.