Karma Tsultrim, nunnery manager at Gebchak Gonpa at the time of filming, speaks about life and practice at the Nunnery. She recalls with great reverence the passing of a senior Gebchak nun, Tamke Wangmo.
Read more about Tamke's passing here
Some Tibetan terms she uses are:
CHU-LEN: "Extracting the essence"; an ascetic practice of taking nourishment solely from herbal and mineral pills.
NYUNG-NAY: A purification practice of Chenrezig. Each "set" is of two days, On the second day the practitioner may not speak, eat, nor drink anything, and on both days many hundreds of prostrations are performed. Often practitioners commit to eight sets (16 days).
TUKDAM: a deep meditative composure that realized meditation practitioners can enter at the time of death. After all vital functions have stopped, the physical body is able to remain sitting upright and with warmth at the heart for several days. There are many witnessed accounts throughout the world of this happening with Tibetan Buddhist practitioners.
DRUBCHEN: a sadhana practice undertaken by a group of people which continues uninterruptedly for seven or more days.
TSA-LUNG: the inner yoga of psychic channels and energies.
TRULKOR: hatha yoga style methods which prepare for the inner yoga of psychic channels and energies.
Tsa-lung and trulkor practices support meditative awareness.