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 Iron Ox - 2148 


Tibetan Month Tibetan Day Western Date Event
3 1st 12th April Sojong
3 8th 20th April Medicine Buddha Day
3 10th 22nd April Guru Rinpoche Day
3 15th 27th April Sojong, Amitabha Buddha Day
3 16th 28th April Nyi nak
3 25th 6th May Dakini Day
3 29th 10th May Dharmapala Day
3 30th 11th May Sojong, Shakyamuni Buddha Day


Tibetan Month Tibetan Day Western Date Event
4 7th 19th May Birth of Buddha
4 8th 20th May Medicine Buddha Day
4 10th 21st May Guru Rinpoche Day
4 15th 26th May Saga Dawa Duchen, Sojong, Amitabha Buddha Day
4 25th 4th June Dakini Day
4 29th 9th June Dharmapala Day
4 30th 10th June Sojong, Shakyamuni Buddha Day


Tibetan Month Tibetan Day Western Date Event
5 8th 18th June Medicine Buddha Day
5 9th 19th June Nyi nak
5 10th 20th June Guru Rinpoche Day
5 15th 24th June Amitabha Buddha Day, Dzam Ling Chi Sang
5 16th 28th June Sojong
5 25th 4th July Dakini Day
5 29th 8th July Dharmapala Day
5 30th 9th July 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.