What are the specific benefits of reciting the Naqshbandi Adab? How does it compare
in importance to the Dhikr?
wa `alaykum salam,
Each has its importance and place. The personal liturgy (wird/adab) is essential for personal progress and Divine support with the baraka of our mashaykh. Similarly, the weekly congregational Khatm is essential for the progress of the community as a whole and you as one of its members. You could take the 5 daily obligatory prayers, and the communal obligatory Jumu`ah prayers as similes. And Allah knows best.
See “Realities of the Awrad” where some specific benefits of the individual Adab are mentioned.