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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
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

 

Tibetan Month Tibetan Day Western Date Event
4 7th 9th June Birth of Buddha
4 8th 10th June Medicine Buddha Day
4 10th 12th June Guru Rinpoche Day
4 15th 17th June Sojong, Amitabha Buddha Day, Saga Dawa Duchen
4 25th 27th June Dakini Day
4 29th 1st July Dharmapala Day
4 30th 2nd July Sojong, Shakyamuni Buddha Day

 

Tibetan Month Tibetan Day Western Date Event
5 8th 10th July Medicine Buddha Day
5 10th 11th July Guru Rinpoche Day
5 15th 16th July Amitabha Buddha Day
5 16th 17th July Sojong
5 25th 27th July Dakini Day
5 29th 31st July Sojong, Dharmapala Day
5 30th 1st August Shakyamuni Buddha Day

 

Tibetan Month Tibetan Day Western Date Event
6 4th 4th August Chokhor Duchen
6 8th 8th August Medicine Buddha Day
6 10th 10th August Guru Rinpoche Day
6 15th 15th August Sojong, Amitabha Buddha Day
6 18th 18th August Nyi nak
6 25th 25th August Dakini Day
6 29th 29th August Dharmapala Day
6 30th 30th 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.