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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
2 8th 4th April Medicine Buddha Day, Nyi nak
2 10th 6th April Guru Rinpoche Day
2 14th 10th April Sojong
2 15th 11th April Amitabha Buddha Day
2 25th 21st April Dakini Day
2 29th 25th April Sojong, Dharmapala Day
2 30th 26th April Shakyamuni Buddha Day


Tibetan Month Tibetan Day Western Date Event
3 8th 3rd May Medicine Buddha Day
3 10th 5th May Guru Rinpoche Day
3 15th 10th May Sojong, Amitabha Buddha Day
3 16th 11th May Nyi Nak
3 25th 21st May Dakini Day
3 28th 24th May Sojong
3 30th 25th May Shakyamuni Buddha Day, Dharmapala Day


Tibetan Month Tibetan Day Western Date Event
4 7th 1st June The Birth of Buddha
4 8th 2nd June Medicine Buddha Day
4 10th 4th June Guru Rinpoche Day
4 14th 8th June Sojong
4 15th 9th June Saga Dawa Duchen, Amitabha Buddha Day
4 24th 18th June Nyi Nak
4 25th 19th June Dakini Day
4 28th 23rd June Sojong, Dharmapala Day
4 30th 24th June Shakyamuni Buddha Day


Tibetan Month Tibetan Day Western Date Event
5 8th 1st July Medicine Buddha Day
5 9th 2nd July Nyi nak
5 10th 3rd July Guru Rinpoche Day
5 14th 8th July Sojong
5 15th 9th July Amitabha Day
5 25th 19th July Dakini Day
5 28th 22nd July Sojong, Dharmapala Day
5 30th 23rd July 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.