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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
1 1st 27th February Losar - Tibetan New Year 2144
1 9th 6th March Medicine Buddha Day
1 10th 7th March Guru Rinpoche Day
1 15th 12th March Chotrul Duchen, Sojong, Amitabha Buddha Day
1 21st 18th March Nyi nak
1 25th 22nd March Dakini Day
1 28th 26th March Sojong
1 29th 27th March Dharmapala Day
1 30th 28th March Shakyamuni Buddha Day


Tibetan Month Tibetan Day Western Date Event
2 8th 4th April Medicine Buddha Day, Nyi nak
2 10th 6th April Guru Rinpoche Day
2 14th 10th April Sojong
2 15th 10th April Amitabha Buddha Day
2 25th 21st April Dakini Day
2 29th 25th April Sojong, Dharmapala Day
2 30th 26th April 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.