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
6 4th 14th July Chokhor Duchen
6 8th 17th July Medicine Buddha Day
6 10th 19th July Guru Rinpoche Day
6 15th 24th July Sojong, Amitabha Buddha Day
6 25th 3rd August Dakini Day
6 29th 7th August Dharmapala Day
6 30th 8th August Sojong, Shakyamuni Buddha Day


Tibetan Month Tibetan Day Western Date Event
7 8th 16th August Medicine Buddha Day
7 10th 17th August Guru Rinpoche Day
7 15th 22nd August Amitabha Buddha Day
7 16th 23rd August Sojong
7 25th 1st September Dakini Day
7 29th 5th September Dharmapala Day
7 30th 6th September Sojong, Shakyamuni Buddha Day


Tibetan Month Tibetan Day Western Date Event
8 8th 14th September Medicine Buddha Day
8 10th 16th September Guru Rinpoche Day
8 15th 20th September Sojong, Amitabha Buddha Day
8 25th 1st October Dakini Day
8 29th 5th October Dharmapala Day
8 30th 6th October 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.