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


Tibetan Year of the Iron Ox - 2148 


Tibetan Month Tibetan Day Western Date Event
1 1st 12th February LOSAR - 2148 - Year of the Iron Ox
1 8th 19th February Medicine Buddha Day
1 10th 22nd February Guru Rinpoche Day
1 15th 27th February Sojong, Amitabha Buddha Day, Chotrul Duchen
1 25th 8th March Dakini Day
1 29th 12th March Dharmapala Day
1 30th 13th March Sojong, Shakyamuni Buddha Day


Tibetan Month Tibetan Day Western Date Event
2 8th 21st March Medicine Buddha Day, Nyi nak
2 10th 23rd March Guru Rinpoche Day
2 15th 28th March Sojong, Amitabha Buddha Day
2 25th 6th April Dakini Day
2 29th 10th April Dharmapala Day
2 30th 11th April Shakyamuni Buddha Day


Tibetan Month Tibetan Day Western Date Event
3 1st 12th April Sojong
3 8th 20th April Medicine Buddha Day
3 10th 22nd April Guru Rinpoche Day
3 15th 27th April Sojong, Amitabha Buddha Day
3 16th 28th April Nyi nak
3 25th 6th May Dakini Day
3 29th 10th May Dharmapala Day
3 30th 11th May 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.