Tibetan Buddhist Holidays

Remembering the Buddha on Saga Dawa Duchen

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!

Losar: Tibetan New Year

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 practices.

Lha Bab Düchen

Celebrating Lha Bab Düchen

Lha Bab Düchen (lha babs dus chen) in Tibetan translates as, ‘The Festival of the Descent from Heaven.’ We celebrate this great event on the 22nd

Celebrate Chokhor Duchen

Celebrate Chökhor Düchen!

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 16.