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Happy LOSAR New Year 2133!      Feb 28, 2006 Year of the Fire Dog

Tibetan Buddhist Calender 2006

Tsog and Special Practice Days



Losar 2132 Fire Dog Year - February 28th
Chotrul Düchen - March 14th, Buddha Shakyamuni's Performance of Miracles
Saka Dawa Düchen - June 11th, Buddha Shakyamuni Attains Enlightenment
Chokhor Düchen - July 29th, Buddha Shakyamuni First Turns the Wheel of Dharma
Lhabab Düchen - November 22nd, Buddha Shakyamuni's Descent from Tushita Heaven
Losar 2007- February 18th

There are four major Special Buddha Days or "Festivals" (düchen) in a year which relate to the life of Buddha Shakyamuni. During these days, it is said that the effects of positive or negative actions are multiplied 10 million times, so practice is strongly advised.

Chotrul Düchen March 14, 2006 (Tib Chok-trul Düchen -15th day of 1st lunar month): During the first two weeks of the new year, it is celebrated that the Buddha displayed a miracle each day to increase the merit and devotion of future disciples. The 15th is the "Day of Miracles".

Saga Dawa Düchen June 11, 2006 (Tib Saka-Dawa - 15th day of 4th lunar month): Buddha Shakyamuni's Enlightenment and Parinirvana are celebrated. He became enlightened during a full moon night in Bodhgaya and entered parinirvana ("passed away") in Kushinagar.

Chökhor Düchen July 29, 2006 (Tib Chö-kor Düchen-14th day of 6th lunar month): the "First Turning of the Wheel of Dharma" (first teaching) is celebrated. For the first seven weeks after his Enlightenment, Buddha did not teach. Encouraged by Indra and Brahma, he then gave his first teachings at Sarnath on the Four Noble Truths.

Lha Bab Düchen November 22, 2006 (Tib Lha-bab Düchen - 22nd day of 9th lunar month): "Buddha Shakyamuni's Descent from Tushita Heaven" is celebrated. Buddha's mother, Queen Mayadevi, had been reborn in Tushita heaven. To repay his mother's kindness, Buddhan went to Tushita to teach dharma to Mayadevi and other celestial beings. He remained there in Tushita for 3 months during the rainy season retreat. As a result of receiving the teachings, Mayadevi attained the realization of an arhat. 




Though Monday is a good day to hang flags and Friday is very good, 

some Inauspicious Days for Hanging Prayer Flags are: 


Tibetan Calendar 2006

New Year 2133  Feb 28, 2006 Year of the Fire Dog


Guru Rinpoche Tsog - 10th Day of the Tibetan Month 
January 9 (Monday)
February 7 (Tuesday)
March 9 (Thursday)
April 8 (Saturday)
May 7 (Sunday)
June 6 (Tuesday)
July 6(Thursday)
August 4 (Friday)
September 3 (Sunday)
October 2 (Monday)
October 31 (Tuesday)
November 30 (Thursday)
December 29 (Friday)
January 28 (Sunday) 2007


Dakini Tsog - 25th Day of the Tibetan Month  
January 24 (Tuesday)
February 23 (Thursday)
March 24 (Friday)
April 23 (Sunday)
May 22 (Monday)
June 24 (Tuesday)
July 20 (Thursday)
August 18 (Friday)
September 17 (Sunday)
October 16 (Monday)
November 15 (Wednesday)
December 15 (Friday)
January 13 (Saturday) 2007
February 12 (Monday)



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