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
3 1st 1st May Sojong
3 8th 9th May Medicine Buddha Day
3 10th 11th May Guru Rinpoche Day
3 15th 16th May Sojong, Amitabha Buddha Day
3 16th 17th May Nyi nak
3 25th 25th May Dakini Day
3 29th 29th May Dharmapala Day
3 30th 30th May Sojong, Shakyamuni Buddha Day


Tibetan Month Tibetan Day Western Date Event
4 8th 7th June Medicine Buddha Day
4 10th 9th June Guru Rinpoche Day
4 15th 14th June Sojong, Saga Dawa Duchen, Amitabha Buddha Day
4 24th 22nd June Nyi nak
4 25th 23rd June Dakini Day
4 29th 27th June Dharmapala Day
4 30th 28th June Shakyamuni Buddha Day
4 30th 29th June 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.