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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
4 7th 21st May The Birth of Buddha
4 8th 22nd May Medicine Buddha Day
4 10th 24th May Guru Rinpoche Day
4 15th 29th May Sojong, Saga Dawa Duchen
4 25th 9th June Dakini Day
4 30th 13th June Sojong, Dharmapala Day, Shakyamuni Buddha Day


Tibetan Month Tibetan Day Western Date Event
5 8th 21st June Medicine Buddha Day
5 9th 22nd June Nyi nak
5 10th 23rd June Guru Rinpoche Day
5 15th 28th June Sojong, Amitabha Buddha Day
5 25th 8th July Dakini Day
5 29th 12th July Sojong, Dharmapala Day
5 30th 13th July Shakyamuni Buddha Day


Tibetan Month Tibetan Day Western Date Event
6 4th 16th July Chokhor Duchen
6 8th 20th July Medicine Buddha Day
6 10th 22nd July Guru Rinpoche Day
6 15th 27th July Sojong, Amitabha Buddha Day
6 25th 7th August Dakini Day
6 29th 10th August Dharmapala Day
6 30th 11th August 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.