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Re: Tibetan Calendar

Postby bunny » Fri Aug 24, 2012 7:56 am

Thank you all for posting links to calendars (I just looked at first page as I am starting to run late). I noticed a link to a google calendar, is there a way to get a google calendar or a calendar so that I can import it to my google calendar? This way I can access the calendar on my phone, tablet and PC.

Once again apologies for not going through the thread and if this has already been posted, please say so. I will look through the thread more closely this afternoon, I just didn't want to forget what I wanted to write.

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Re: Tibetan Calendar

Postby bunny » Fri Aug 24, 2012 1:26 pm

Hi, okay now am back home I got a wee chance to look through the thread and got the calendar downloaded :) thanks kirt for taking the time to provide this. It is appreciated :)

Also sorry for double posting, the option to edit the first post wasn't available to me.

Edit: Is there somewhere I can go that explains the "Naga" etc days.
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Re: Tibetan Calendar

Postby kirtu » Mon Sep 24, 2012 5:35 pm

bunny wrote:Edit: Is there somewhere I can go that explains the "Naga" etc days.


Hello Bunny -

Greg asked me to include Naga Days in the calendar I'm supporting and then sent a pdf document to facilitate that as well as a url to a site following Lama Dawa explaining Naga Days. It turned out that there is some slight inconsistency between the two texts and I have not had time to clarify the couple of issues (from memory I took the union of the two or three documents I had wrt Naga Days.

Nagas are water elemental beings that play a prominent role in all Buddhist schools and are venerated throughout Asia. Making offerings to the Nagas on the astrological days that are associated with their activity, can play an important role in establishing harmony and balance in the environment, as well as cure many kinds of diseases. Practitioners who regularly make offerings to the Nagas and turn them into their allies are often benefitted by ensuring one's prosperity. Many Buddhist Dharma protectors are Nagas and play an important role in the establishment and continuity of the Dharma.


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Re: Special Days

Postby kirtu » Thu Nov 01, 2012 6:28 am

As it turns out, 6 Nov., Election Day in the US, is the last major Tibetan Buddhist holy day in this calendar year. This would be the Descent from Heaven Day.

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"Even if you practice only for an hour a day with faith and inspiration, good qualities will steadily increase. Regular practice makes it easy to transform your mind. From seeing only relative truth, you will eventually reach a profound certainty in the meaning of absolute truth."
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Re: Special Days

Postby Grigoris » Thu Nov 01, 2012 10:58 am

That's Wednesday November 7th for us European dwellers.
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Re: Special Days

Postby kirtu » Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:00 pm

gregkavarnos wrote:That's Wednesday November 7th for us European dwellers.
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That's right. The moonphase begins on the US East Coast at 7:36 pm. When I have asked my lamas they said that one can just take the whole calendar day that the phase occurs on or one can take both days or can observe the lunar time.

But in Western Europe the moonphase is 1:36 am 7 Nov.

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"Even if you practice only for an hour a day with faith and inspiration, good qualities will steadily increase. Regular practice makes it easy to transform your mind. From seeing only relative truth, you will eventually reach a profound certainty in the meaning of absolute truth."
Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.

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Re: Special Days

Postby catmoon » Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:38 pm

You know, when they started doing things by the moon phases conversations probably went something like:

"When do we do the fire puja? Is it tonight?"
"Well tonight or tomorrow it's kinda close either way"
"U srs? Which is it?"
"Well the moon was a pretty thin crescent last night so I guess tonight is fine."
"What you're not sure?"
"How can I be sure? The only way to be positive is to get up in the morning and see if the moon rises on the other side of the sun. By then its too late."
"There has to be a better way than this."
"Look, get out a calendar. Count off 28 days from the last puja and we'll use that"
"What if it's off a day?"
"Then we'll correct the date by a day and use that until it needs correction again."
"But won't we need correction about every fourth month? Do you want to do a quarter of your pujas on the wrong day?"
"There is no wrong day to do a puja. If you're that worried you can do an extra one the day before"
"How do we know when it's the day before?"
"Simple. Count off 27 days from the last puja."
"Well I suppose it would work..."
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Re: Special Days

Postby kirtu » Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:08 am

:jumping: - hahahaha!

Well the intention is that it is the 1/2 moon. And when that actually occurs is at a different time all around the globe because of our time zones even though it occurs at the exact same time in the Earth-Moon-Sun system. This was always true and would not have been a noticeable issue near India. However the Kalmyks for example would have definitely seen it way off on the shores of the Caspian Sea. For that matter, Atisha probably noticed it during his studies in Indonesia.

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"Even if you practice only for an hour a day with faith and inspiration, good qualities will steadily increase. Regular practice makes it easy to transform your mind. From seeing only relative truth, you will eventually reach a profound certainty in the meaning of absolute truth."
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"Only you can make your mind beautiful."
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Re: Special Days

Postby plwk » Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:05 am

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Happy Lha Bab Duchen :namaste:

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Re: Special Days

Postby catmoon » Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:27 am

kirtu wrote::jumping: - hahahaha!

Well the intention is that it is the 1/2 moon. And when that actually occurs is at a different time all around the globe because of our time zones even though it occurs at the exact same time in the Earth-Moon-Sun system. This was always true and would not have been a noticeable issue near India. However the Kalmyks for example would have definitely seen it way off on the shores of the Caspian Sea. For that matter, Atisha probably noticed it during his studies in Indonesia.

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Re: Special Days

Postby Skydancer » Tue Nov 06, 2012 2:06 pm

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Today (Nov. 6. 2012) we celebrate Lhabab Duchen — Shakyamuni Buddha's descent from heaven. Buddha's mother, Mayadevi, was reborn in Indra's heaven. To repay her kindness, to liberate her, and also to benefit the gods, Buddha spent three months teaching in the heaven realm. When it came time for him to return to this world, Indra and Brahma manifested a triple staircase of 80,000 steps, and Buddha returned to this world on the twenty-second day of the ninth Tibetan month.

Today, the effects of positive, as well as negative, actions and thoughts are multiplied ten million times.

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Re: Special Days

Postby Pero » Tue Nov 06, 2012 9:22 pm

So what's the astrological significance of this day?
Although many individuals in this age appear to be merely indulging their worldly desires, one does not have the capacity to judge them, so it is best to train in pure vision.
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Re: Special Days

Postby Pero » Fri Nov 09, 2012 5:12 pm

Pero wrote:So what's the astrological significance of this day?

No one knows or there isn't one?
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Re: Special Days

Postby catmoon » Sat Nov 10, 2012 1:16 am

No idea here. Nope, not a clue.
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Re: Tibetan Calendar

Postby heike » Tue Dec 18, 2012 10:26 pm

hi, just found this thread here while searching for a tibetan buddhist online calendar. is there a chance for a 2013 edition?

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Re: Tibetan Calendar

Postby kirtu » Wed Dec 19, 2012 10:30 am

heike wrote:hi, just found this thread here while searching for a tibetan buddhist online calendar. is there a chance for a 2013 edition?


Hello Heike - I will be putting out a version of the Tibetan calendar for the upcoming Water Snake year 2013-2014. I'm certain that others will also put out versions as well. So I'm certain that there will be several versions available shortly before or shortly after Losar on 11 February.

In addition, Rigpa and Namse Bangdzo have calendars available now.

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"Even if you practice only for an hour a day with faith and inspiration, good qualities will steadily increase. Regular practice makes it easy to transform your mind. From seeing only relative truth, you will eventually reach a profound certainty in the meaning of absolute truth."
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"Only you can make your mind beautiful."
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Re: Tibetan Calendar

Postby Grigoris » Wed Dec 19, 2012 10:36 am

I'm eagerly looking forward to your new electronic calender Kirt, it's been a great support to my practice!
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Re: Tibetan Calendar

Postby kirtu » Wed Dec 19, 2012 10:40 am

gregkavarnos wrote:I'm eagerly looking forward to your new electronic calender Kirt, it's been a great support to my practice!
:namaste:


Thamks Greg! Any suggestions for the upcoming version would be greatly appreciated.

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"Even if you practice only for an hour a day with faith and inspiration, good qualities will steadily increase. Regular practice makes it easy to transform your mind. From seeing only relative truth, you will eventually reach a profound certainty in the meaning of absolute truth."
Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.

"Only you can make your mind beautiful."
HH Chetsang Rinpoche

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Re: Tibetan Calendar

Postby Nosta » Wed Dec 19, 2012 11:20 pm

Tibetan Calendar?? So...Is there anything special on that calendar for the 21/12? Are they expecting the end of the world? :D

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Re: Tibetan Calendar

Postby kirtu » Thu Dec 20, 2012 1:39 am

Nosta wrote:Tibetan Calendar?? So...Is there anything special on that calendar for the 21/12? Are they expecting the end of the world? :D


It's the 9th day of the 11th month. As it is the 9th day, it's a dharmapala day. So get out the black tea, wine, cookies and curl up to your favorite protector prayers or perhaps do Medicine Buddha practice to invoke the Yasha protectors or practice Vajrakilaya.

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"Even if you practice only for an hour a day with faith and inspiration, good qualities will steadily increase. Regular practice makes it easy to transform your mind. From seeing only relative truth, you will eventually reach a profound certainty in the meaning of absolute truth."
Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.

"Only you can make your mind beautiful."
HH Chetsang Rinpoche


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