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FOUR MAJOR BUDDHIST FESTIVALS (Düchen)
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 - Buddha Shakyamuni's Performance of Miracles
Saka Dawa Düchen - Buddha Shakyamuni Attains Enlightenment
Chokhor Düchen - Buddha Shakyamuni First Turns the Wheel of Dharma
Lhabab Düchen - Buddha Shakyamuni's Descent from Tushita Heaven
Losar 2008- February 7 Tibetan Year 2135 Male Earth Rat Year
Chotrul Düchen March 3, 2007 (Tibetan 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 May 31, 2007 (Tibetan 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 18, 2007 (Tibetan 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 1, 2007 (Tibetan 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.
Tibetan Calendar 2007
New Year 2134 Feb 18, 2007 Year of the Female Fire Pig
Guru Rinpoche Tsog - 10th Day of the Tibetan Month
Monday February 26
Wednesday March 28
Thursday April 26
Saturday May 26
Monday June 25
Tuesday July 24
Thursday August 23
Friday September 21
Sunday October 21
Monday November 19
Wednesday December 19
Thursday January 17, 2008
Dakini Tsog - 25th Day of the Tibetan Month
Thursday February 12
Wednesday March 14
Thursday April 12
Saturday May 12
Sunday June 10
Monday July 9
Wednesday August 8
Thursday September 6
Friday October 5
Sunday November 4
Tuesday December 4
Wednesday January 2, 2008
INAUSPICIOUS or UNFAVOURABLE DAYS for Hanging Prayer Flags
Though Monday is a good day to hang flags and Friday is very good,
some Inauspicious Days for Hanging Prayer Flags are:
10th and 22nd of the First, Fifth and Ninth months
7th and 19th of the Second, Sixth and Tenth months
4th and 16th of the Third, Seventh and Eleventh months
1st and 13th of the Fourth, Eighth and Twelfth months.
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