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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.A traditional Lama Chan performer at Namdrolling Monastery

Year of the Fire Monkey - 2143


Tibetan Month Tibetan Day Western Date Event
11 7th 5th January 2017 Nyi Nak
11 8th 6th January Medicine Buddha Day
11 10th 7th January Guru Rinpoche Day
11 15th 12th January Sojong, Amitabha Buddha Day
11 25th 22nd January Dakini Day
11 29th 26th January Sojong, Dharmapala Day
11 30th 27th January Shakyamuni Buddha Day


Tibetan Month Tibetan Day Western Date Event
12 8th 4th February Medicine Buddha Day
12 10th 6th February Guru Rinpoche Day
12 14th 9th February Nyi Nak
12 15th 10th February Sojong, Amitabha Buddha Day
12 25th 21st February Dakini Day
12 29th 25th February Sojong, Dharmapala Day
12 30th 26th February Shakyamuni Buddha Day


Year of the Fire Bird - 2144


Tibetan Month Tibetan Day Western Date Event
1 1st 27th February Losar - Tibetan New Year 2144


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.