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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 Bird - 2144


Tibetan Month Tibetan Day Western Date Event
12 8th 25th January Medicine Buddha Day
12 10th 26th January Guru Rinpoche Day
12 14th 30th January Sojong
12 15th 31st January Amitabha Buddha Day
12 25th 10th February Dakini Day
12 29th 14th February Sojong, Dharmapala Day
12 30th 15th February Shakyamuni Buddha Day


Year of the Earth Dog - 2145


Tibetan Month Tibetan Day Western Date Event
1 1st 16th February LOSAR - Tibetan New Year
1 8th 23rd February Medicine Buddha Day
1 10th 25th February Guru Rinpoche Day
1 16th 2nd March Chotrul Duchen, Sojong, Amitabha Buddha Day
1 21st 7th March Nyi nak
1 25th 11th March Dakini Day
1 29th 16th March Sojong, Dharmapala Day
1 30th 17th March Shakyamuni Buddha Day


Tibetan Month Tibetan Day Western Date Event
2 8th 25th March Medicine Buddha Day, Nyi nak
2 10th 26th March Guru Rinpoche Day
2 15th 31st March Sojong, Amitabha Buddha Day
2 25th 10th April Dakini Day
2 29th 14th April Dharmapala Day
2 30th 15th April 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.