Tibetan Buddhist holidays

Celebrating Lha Bab Düchen -

Nov 18, 2019

Lha Bab Düchen  Lha Bab Düchen ( lha babs dus chen) in Tibetan translates as, ‘The Festival of the Descent from Heaven.’ We celebrate the Buddha’s descent from Távatimsa heaven on the 22nd day of...

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Remembering the Buddha on Saga Dawa Duchen -

Jun 7, 2019

May everyone who sees a Buddha image, hears the Buddha’s name, or the dhāraṇī –or recalls his qualities– embark on the path to complete and perfect enlightenment! Remembering the Buddha, on Saga Dawa...

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Losar: Tibetan New Year -

Feb 5, 2019

Losar literally means 'New Year' in Tibetan. Tibetans celebrated a New Year harvest festival prior to the introduction of Buddhism into Tibet. Many elements of the ancient harvest festival remain, however Buddhist rituals easily incorporated these ancient...

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Bumgyur Dawa: Month of Miracles and Merit -

Feb 4, 2019

Bumgyur Dawa: Opportunity to Accumulate Vast Merit Bumgyur Dawa is the Tibetan term for a month where karmic actions are multiplied by 100,000. The first fifteen days of the first month of...

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Celebrate Chökhor Düchen! -

Jul 16, 2018

Celebrate Chökhor Düchen by recollecting the Buddha's first teaching after his awakening. Tibetan Buddhists commemorate this auspicious event on the fourth day of the sixth Lunar month. In 2018, we celebrate Chökhor Düchen on July...

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Chokgyur Dechen Shikpo Lingpa -

Jun 14, 2018

Chokgyur Dechen Shikpo Lingpa Parinirvāṇa On June 14, 2018, the community of Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery performs a puja to commemorate the anniversary of Chokgyur Lingpa.   Chokgyur Dechen Shikpo Lingpa (Tib. མཆོག་གྱུར་བདེ་ཆེན་ཞིག་པོ་གླིང་པ་,...

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Chökhor Düchen – The Great Festival of the First Turning of the Dharma Wheel -

Jul 26, 2017

Chökhor Düchen is "The Great Festival of the First Turning of the Dharma Wheel". An overview of the importance and history of this...

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Commemorating the Great Tertön Chokgyur Dechen Lingpa’s Parinirvāṇa -

Jun 25, 2017

Hello, very happy anniversary of great treasure revealer Parinirvāṇa. Today is the 5th month of Tibetan lunar calendar. And 1st day of the fifth...

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Practice This Saga Dawa Month -

May 15, 2016

Dear Friends Near and Far, I am sending you many happy wishes for Guru Rinpoche Day. This Saga Dawa month is a very important month. Please practice well. I’m going to focus on...

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Tsekar Drubchen -

Feb 17, 2016

Tsekar Drubchen Dates for  Tsekar Drubchen: February 23-March 3, 2018 The Tsekar (White Amitāyus ) Drubchen is an extensive group practice from the Chokling Tersar tradition. Drub chen means “great accomplishment”. Participants...

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