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 Wood Dragon - 2151


Tibetan Month Tibetan Day Western Date Event
4 7th 14th May Birth of Buddha
4 8th 15th May Medicine Buddha Day
4 10th 18th May Guru Rinpoche Day
4 14th 22nd May Sojong
4 15th 23th May Saga Dawa Duchen, Amitabha Buddha Day
4 24th 1st June Nyi nak
4 25th 2nd June Dakini Day
4 29th 7th June Dharmapala Day
4 30th 6th June Sojong, Shakyamuni Buddha Day


Tibetan Month Tibetan Day Western Date Event
5 8th 14th June Medicine Buddha Day
5 9th 15th June Nyi nak
5 10th 16th June Guru Rinpoche Day
5 14th 21st June Sojong
5 15th 22nd June Amitabha Buddha Day
5 25th 1st July Dakini Day
5 29th 4th July Dharmapala Day
5 30th 5th July Sojong, Shakyamuni Buddha Day



Tibetan Month Tibetan Day Western Date Event
6 4th 9th July Chokhor Duchen
6 8th 14th July Medicine Buddha Day
6 10th 16th July Guru Rinpoche Day
6 14th 20th July Sojong
6 15th 21st July Amitabha Buddha Day
6 18th 24th July Nyi nak
6 25th 30th July Dakini Day
6 29th 3rd August Dharmapala Day
6 30th 4th 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.