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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
5 8th 10th July Medicine Buddha Day
5 10th 11th July Guru Rinpoche Day
5 15th 16th July Amitabha Buddha Day
5 16th 17th July Sojong
5 25th 27th July Dakini Day
5 29th 31st July Sojong, Dharmapala Day
5 30th 1st August Shakyamuni Buddha Day


Tibetan Month Tibetan Day Western Date Event
6 4th 4th August Chokhor Duchen
6 8th 8th August Medicine Buddha Day
6 10th 10th August Guru Rinpoche Day
6 15th 15th August Sojong, Amitabha Buddha Day
6 18th 18th August Nyi nak
6 25th 25th August Dakini Day
6 29th 29th August Dharmapala Day
6 30th 30th August 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.