Beginning the 24th day of the first lunar month, this Drubchen is a ten-day ceremony. It is based on the Kagyed De-Sheg Du Pa terma that is one of the treasure teachings discovered by the renowned Terton Nyang Ral Nyima Wozer and later revived by Terdag Lingpa. When Terdag Lingpa was about to pass into Parinirvana, it is said that he asked his disciples and sangha members not to weep but to realize the truth of impermanence. He then instructed them that if they had devotion for him and truly wanted to benefit beings they should do the Kagyed ceremony each year. This, he said, would benefit the Dharma and all sentient beings. In accordance with the instructions of this great Bodhisattva, from that time on,, the Kagyed Drubchen has been held every year, now being performed at the Mindrolling monastery in India.
The final day of the ceremony is on the 2nd day of the 2nd lunar month, which is the Parinirvana Day of Terdag Lingpa. There are lama dances in the evenings of each day's ceremony. The drubchen ends in the evening of the 3rd day of the 2nd lunar month with the ritual of Ngödrub Lenchog , the Receiving of Siddhis Ceremony and Marme Monlam (butter lamp ceremony). These are open to the public.