Feb. 9, 2016
Tibetan Year 2143 – Male Fire Monkey
Traditional Losar and First Month (Tibetan Calendar) Practice Events at Palyul Main Monastery – Namdroling Monastery in Bylakuppe, India
Visit the official Namdroling Monastery site at: http://www.namdroling.org
Last 5 days of the 12th Month: Vajrakilaya Gutor
The Vajrakilaya Gutor is a practice for pacifying negativities and eliminating obstacles of the current year and preparing positive conditions for the new year.
First 15 days of the 1st Month of the New Year:
Whatever good deeds (or negative actions) one performs or merits one accumulates during this fortnight, those actions are thought to be multiplied by 100,000.
Tenth Day of First Month of the New Year: Guru Rinpoche Dance
Including all Eight Manifestations of Guru Rinpoche; also 10 Story Tall Guru Rinpoche Thangka Unfurled.
Seventh Day of First Month to Fifteenth Day of the New Year:
Drübchen Purification (24 hr/day practice for 7 days)
Fifteenth Day of First Month of the New Year:
Various Lama Dances of all the meditational deities, including Black Hat and other wrathful dances; Amitayuus or Shakyamuni Buddha Thankga Unfurled; Empowerment (wang) granted in afternoon after dances.
Seventeenth or Eighteenth Day of First Month of the New Year:
Traditional one-month retreat*: Ngondro, Tsa Lung, and Dzogchen Teachings
*The same retreat is offered in the United States every year from July 10 to August 10 at Palyul Ling, NY. Please visit http://retreat.palyul.org for information.