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Buddhist Practice Dates

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 Wood Horse - 2141

Tibetan Month Tibetan Day Western Date Event
9 8th 31st October Medicine Buddha Day
9 10th 2nd November Guru Rinpoche Day
9 15th 6th November Amitabha Buddha Day
9 16th 7th November Sojong
9 20th 11th November Nyi Nak
9 22nd 13th November Lha Bab Düchen - Buddha Shakyamuni's descent from heaven
9 25th 17th November Dakini Day
9 29th 21st November Sojong, Dharmapala Day
9 30th 22nd November 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.