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Buddhist Practice Dates & Anniversaries

Offerings at the Golden Temple in Namdroling Monastery during pujas for the long life and good health of HH Penor Rinpoche The world's largest thangka of Guru Rinpoche, raised at Namdroling Monastery.Traditional Lama Cham at Namdroling Monastery.

Year of the Water Snake - 2140

Tibetan Month Tibetan Day Western Date Event
12 8th 7th February Medicine Buddha Day
12 10th 9th February Guru Rinpoche Day
12 15th 14th February Sojong, Amitabha Buddha Day
12 25th 24th February Dakini Day
12 29th 28th February
Dharmapala Day
12 30th 1st March Sojong, Shakyamuni Buddha Day

Year of the Wood Horse - 2141

Tibetan Month Tibetan Day Western Date Event
1 1st 2nd March Losar - Tibetan New Year
1 8th 9th March Medicine Buddha Day
1 10th 11th March Guru Rinpoche Day
1 15th 16th March Chotrul Duchen, Sojong, Amitabha Buddha Day
1 25th 26th March Dakini Day
1 29th 29th March
Dharmapala Day
1 30th 30th March Sojong, Shakyamuni Buddha Day

Tibetan Month Tibetan Day Western Date Event
2 1st 31st March Anniversary of HH Third Drubwang Pema Norbu Rinpoche (1932-2009)
2 8th 7th April Medicine Buddha Day, Nyi Nak
2 10th 9th April Guru Rinpoche Day
2 14th 14th April Sojong
2 15th 15th April Amitabha Buddha Day
2 25th 24th April
Dakini Day
2 29th 28th April Dharmapala Day
2 30th 29th April Sojong, Shakyamuni Buddha Day

Tibetan Month Tibetan Day Western Date Event
3 8th 7th May Medicine Buddha Day
3 14th 9th May Guru Rinpoche Day
3 15th 14th May Sojong, Amitabha Buddha Day
3 16th 15th May
Nyi Nak
3 25th 24th May
Dakini Day
3 29th 27th May Dharmapala Day
3 30th 28th May Sojong, Shakyamuni Buddha Day

Sojong: Confession day for the ordained, held twice each month.
Dharmapala Day: Protector practices are emphasised.
Nyi Nak: 'Black sun', when dynamic actions are favoured, but such things as initiations, dedications, marriage, building, religious studies and activities relating to the dead including funerals are to be avoided.




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