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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


Year of the Earth Dog - 2145


Tibetan Month Tibetan Day Western Date Event
12 8th 14th January Medicine Buddha Day
12 10th 16th January Guru Rinpoche Day
12 14th 20th January Sojong, Nyi nak
12 15th 21st January Amitabha Buddha Day
12 25th 30th January Dakini Day, Nyi nak
12 29th 3rd February Dharmapala Day
12 30th 4th February Sojong, Shakyamuni Buddha Day


Year of the Earth Pig - 2146


Tibetan Month Tibetan Day Western Date Event
1 1st 5th February LOSAR - Tibetan new year 2146
1 8th 13th February Medicine Buddha Day
1 10th 15th February Guru Rinpoche Day
1 15th 19th February Sojong, Chotrul Duchen, Amitabha Buddha Day
1 21st 25th February Nyi nak
1 25th 1st March Dakini Day
1 29th 5th March Sojong, Dharmapala Day
1 30th 6th March 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.