25-12-2134 (1 February, 2008) Namdroling Monastery. As part of the year-end purification rituals and practice, the monks in Namdroling Monastery have started the 24-hour-a-day Gutor Purification puja. The practice will end on February 5 at which time the monks pass through the assembly with a tray of tsampa. Participants grab a hunk of the dough, rub it on themselves, thoroughly drawing out negative energies. If you are new to the monastery – make sure to watch what others are doing in the temple. The author of this news item once bit into a chunk of the dough, not realizing it was not for eating!