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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 Earth Dog - 2145


Tibetan Month Tibetan Day Western Date Event
7 8th 18th August Medicine Buddha Day
7 10th 20th August Guru Rinpoche Day
7 15th 26th August Sojong, Amitabha Buddha Day
7 25th 5th September Dakini Day
7 29th 8th September Dharmapala Day
7 30th 9th September Sojong, Shakyamuni Buddha Day


Tibetan Month Tibetan Day Western Date Event
8 8th 17th September Medicine Buddha Day
8 10th 19th September Guru Rinpoche Day, Nyi nak
8 15th 24th September Sojong, Amitabha Buddha Day
8 25th 4th October Dakini Day
8 29th 8th October Dharmapala Day
8 30th 9th October 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.