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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 Pig - 2146


Tibetan Month Tibetan Day Western Date Event
2 8th 13th April Medicine Buddha Day, Nyi nak
2 10th 14th April Guru Rinpoche Day
2 15th 19th April Sojong, Amitabha Buddha Day
2 25th 29th Apri Dakini Day
2 29th 3rd  May Dharmapala Day
2 30th 4th May Sojong, Shakyamuni Buddha Day


Tibetan Month Tibetan Day Western Date Event
3 8th 12th May Medicine Buddha Day
3 11th 14th May Guru Rinpoche Day
3 15th 18th May Amitabha Buddha Day
3 16th 19th May Sojong, Nyi nak
3 25th 29th May Dakini Day
3 29th 2nd June Sojong, Dharmapala Day
3 30th 3rd June 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.