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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 Earth Pig - 2146


Tibetan Month Tibetan Day Western Date Event
8 8th 6th October Medicine Buddha Day
8 10th 8th October Guru Rinpoche Day
8 15th 13th October Sojong, Amitabha Buddha Day
8 25th 23rd October Dakini Day
8 29th 27th October Dharmapala Day
8 30th 28th October Sojong, Shakyamuni Buddha Day


Tibetan Month Tibetan Day Western Date Event
9 8th 4th November Medicine Buddha Day
9 10th 6th November Guru Rinpoche Day
9 15th 12th November Sojong, Amitabha Buddha Day
9 20th 17th November Nyi nak
9 22nd 19th November Lha Bab Duchen
9 25th 22nd November Dakini Day
9 29th 25th November Dharmapala Day
9 30th 26th November Sojong, Shakyamuni Buddha Day


Tibetan Month Tibetan Day Western Date Event
10 8th 4th December Medicine Buddha Day
10 10th 6th December Guru Rinpoche Day
10 14th 11th December Sojong
10 15th 12th December Amitabha Buddha Day
10 25th 21st December Dakini Day
10 29th 25th December Dharmapala Day
10 30th 26th December Sojong, Shakyamuni Buddha Day, Nyi nak


Tibetan Month Tibetan Day Western Date Event
11 8th 3rd January 2020 Medicine Buddha Day
11 10th 5th January Guru Rinpoche Day
11 15th 10th January Sojong, Amitabha Buddha Day
11 25th 19th January Dakini Day
11 29th 23rd January Dharmapala Day
11 30th 24th 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.