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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
8 8th 28th September Medicine Buddha Day
8 10th 30th September Guru Rinpoche Day
8 14th 4th October Sojong
8 15th 5th October Amitabha Buddha Day
8 25th 14th October Dakini Day
8 29th 18th October Dharmapala Day
8 30th 19th October Sojong, Shakyamuni Buddha Day


Tibetan Month Tibetan Day Western Date Event
9 8th 28th October Medicine Buddha Day
9 10th 30th October Guru Rinpoche Day
9 14th 3rd November Sojong
9 15th 4th November Amitabha Day
9 22nd 10th November Lha Bab Duchen
9 25th 13th November Dakini Day
9 29th 17th November Sojong, Dharmapala Day
9 30th 18th November Shakyamuni Buddha Day


Tibetan Month Tibetan Day Western Date Event
10 8th 26th November Medicine Buddha Day
10 10th 28th November Guru Rinpoche Day
10 14th 2nd December Sojong
10 15th 3rd December Amitabha Day
10 25th 12th December Dakini Day
10 29th 16th December Dharmapala Day
10 30th 17th December Sojong, Nyi nak
10 30th 18th December Shakyamuni Buddha Day


Tibetan Month Tibetan Day Western Date Event
11 7th 25th December Nyi nak
11 8th 26th December Medicine Buddha Day
11 10th 28th December Guru Rinpoche Day
11 14th 1st January 2018 Sojong
11 15th 2nd January Amitabha Day
11 25th 11th January Dakini Day
11 29th 15th January Sojong, Dharmapala Day
11 30th 16th January 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.