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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 Fire Bird - 2144


Tibetan Month Tibetan Day Western Date Event
11 7th 25th December Nyi nak
11 8th 26th December Medicine Buddha Day
11 10th 28th December Guru Rinpoche Day
11 14th 1st January 2018 Sojong
11 15th 2nd January Amitabha Day
11 25th 11th January Dakini Day
11 29th 15th January Sojong, Dharmapala Day
11 30th 16th January Shakyamuni Buddha Day


Tibetan Month Tibetan Day Western Date Event
12 8th 25th January Medicine Buddha Day
12 10th 26th January Guru Rinpoche Day
12 14th 30th January Sojong
12 15th 31st January Amitabha Buddha Day
12 25th 10th February Dakini Day
12 29th 14th February Sojong, Dharmapala Day
12 30th 15th February 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.