Introducing Samye Institute's Vajrayana Membership

Lha Bab Düchen

Lha Bab Düchen in Tibetan translates as, ‘The Festival of the Descent from Heaven.’ We celebrate this great event on the 22nd day of the ninth mo…

Guru Rinpoche Day

In Tibetan Buddhism, we celebrate the 10th day of each lunar month as Guru Rinpoche Day. Guru Rinpoche or Padmasambhava is the Buddha who established …

Chökhor Düchen

On the auspicious day of the Chökhor Düchen Festival, we remember the Buddha’s first teaching. Traditionally, we refer to that event with the expr…

Saga Dawa Düchen

Saga Dawa Düchen, the 'Festival of Vaishakha', is one of the four major Buddhist holidays. It occurs on the full moon (the 15th day) of the fourth T…

Saga Dawa

Saga Dawa (Sanskrit Vaiśākha) is the fourth month of the Tibetan lunar calendar and is considered the most important Buddhist holiday period of t…

Chötrül Düchen

Chötrül Düchen is one of the four major annual Tibetan Buddhist festivals. It takes place during the first fifteen days of the first month of the T…