Gem of Wisdom for Daily Reflection: 

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 Water Tiger - 2149 


Tibetan Month Tibetan Day Western Date Event
9 8th 1st November Medicine Buddha Day
9 10th 3rd November Guru Rinpoche Day
9 15th 8th November Amitabha Buddha Day
9 16th 9th November Sojong
9 20th 13th November Nyi nak
9 22nd 15th November Lha Bab Duchen
9 25th 18th November Dakini Day
9 29th 22nd November Dharmapala Day
9 30th 23rd November Sojong, Shakyamuni Buddha Day


Tibetan Month Tibetan Day Western Date Event
10 8th 1st December Medicine Buddha Day
10 10th 3rd December Guru Rinpoche Day
10 15th 7th December Amitabha Buddha Day
10 16th 8th December Sojong
10 25th 18th December Dakini Day
10 29th 22nd December Dharmapala Day
10 30th 23rd December Sojong, Shakyamuni Buddha Day, Nyi nak


Tibetan Month Tibetan Day Western Date Event
11 7th 29th December Nyi nak
11 8th 30th December Medicine Buddha Day
11 10th 1st January 2023 Guru Rinpoche Day
11 15th 6th January Amitabha Buddha Day
11 16th 7th January Sojong
11 25th 17th January Dakini Day
11 29th 20th January Dharmapala Day
11 30th 21st January 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.