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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


Tibetan Year of the Iron Mouse - 2147 


Tibetan Month Tibetan Day Western Date Event
5 8th 28th June Medicine Buddha Day
5 9th 29th June Nyi nak
5 10th 30th June Guru Rinpoche Day
5 15th 5th July Sojong, Amitabha Buddha Day
5 25th 15th July Dakini Day
5 29th 19th July Sojong, Dharmapala Day
5 30th 20th July Shakyamuni Buddha Day


Tibetan Month Tibetan Day Western Date Event
6 4th 24th July Chokhor Duchen
6 8th 28th July Medicine Buddha Day
6 10th 29th July Guru Rinpoche Day
6 15th 3rd August Sojong, Amitabha Buddha Day
6 25th 14th August Dakini Day
6 29th 18th August Sojong, Dharmapala Day
6 30th 19th August 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.