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
6 4th 1st August Chokhor Duchen
6 8th 5th August Medicine Buddha Day
6 10th 7th August Guru Rinpoche Day
6 15th 12th August Sojong, Amitabha Buddha Day
6 24th 14th August Nyi nak
6 25th 21st August Dakini Day
6 29th 26th August Dharmapala Day
6 30th 27th August Shakyamuni Buddha Day


Tibetan Month Tibetan Day Western Date Event
7 8th 4th September Medicine Buddha Day
7 10th 5th September Guru Rinpoche Day
7 15th 10th September Amitabha Buddha Day
7 16th 11th September Sojong
7 25th 20th September Dakini Day
7 29th 24th September Dharmapala Day
7 30th 25th September 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.