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
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 27th 3rd September Nyi nak
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 Amitabha Buddha Day
8 16th 21st September Sojong
8 25th 1st October Dakini Day
8 29th 5th October Dharmapala Day
8 30th 6th October Sojong, Shakyamuni Buddha Day


Tibetan Month Tibetan Day Western Date Event
9 8th 13th October Medicine Buddha Day
9 10th 15th October Guru Rinpoche Day
9 15th 20th October Amitabha Buddha Day
9 16th 21st October Sojong
9 20th 25th October Nyi nak
9 22nd 27th October Lha Bab Duchen
9 25th 31st October Dakini Day
9 29th 3rd November Dharmapala Day
9 30th 4th November 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.