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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 Wood Horse - 2141

Tibetan Month Tibetan Day Western Date Event
11 8th 29th December Medicine Buddha Day
11 10th 31st December Guru Rinpoche Day
11 15th 4th January 2015 Amitabha Buddha Day
11 16th 6th January Sojong
11 25th 15th January Dakini Day
11 29th 19th January Sojong, Dharmapala Day
11 30th 20th January Shakyamuni Buddha Day


Tibetan Month Tibetan Day Western Date Event
12 8th 27th January Medicine Buddha Day
12 10th 29th January Guru Rinpoche Day
12 14th 2nd February Nyi Nak
12 15th 3rd February Sojong, Amitabha Buddha Day
12 25th 14th February Dakini Day
12 29th 18th February Sojong, Dharmapala Day, 
Shakyamuni Buddha Day
1 1st 19th February Losar - Tibetan New year 2142

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.