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Re: Tibetan Calendar

Postby Dechen Norbu » Tue May 17, 2011 2:52 pm

At last! :jumping:
It works! All I had to do was going to allzip and disassociate the program from jar files. Then by simply clicking the icon it worked like a charm. :woohoo:
How could I miss such a simple step?... :zzz:

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Re: Tibetan Calendar

Postby kirtu » Tue May 17, 2011 4:44 pm

username wrote:Like I said the TB calendar which protects or helps people from avoiding/doing certain things, surgery marriage practices(avoiding naga & more) etc. etc., on bad or auspicious days for certain things and much more, which took many years of very hard expert work by Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche has been available in print for some years. It is UNIQUE and frighteningly and miraculously accurate in my experience even looking at the day's entry for the first time at the end of a day. For planning major events it is indispensable as many unfortunately found out and now live by it. No other calendar tells you what a day is like, hence help you plan/avoid, depending on your year of birth sign.


We can add the basic good day/bad day for prayer flag raising and general in/auspicious days, etc. and could personalize it as well but as you noted to do this in detail (other than the generalized versions) requires considerable Tibetan astrological knowledge so we will probably never get that in depth with this little desktop application. I'll have to check out CNNR's calendar.

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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."
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Re: Tibetan Calendar

Postby kirtu » Tue May 17, 2011 4:52 pm

Dechen Norbu wrote:At last! :jumping:
It works! All I had to do was going to allzip and disassociate the program from jar files. Then by simply clicking the icon it worked like a charm. :woohoo:
How could I miss such a simple step?... :zzz:


Excellent! Glad it's working.

Kirt
Kirt's Tibetan Translation Notes

"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 kirtu » Tue May 17, 2011 4:53 pm

I was going to put an update out this morning but the layout under Windows appears more skewed than I expected so I have to work on that a bit.


I dropped Tara practice days and the 12 Guardian Deity practice notation and the dakini day on the 5th of the Tibetan months as I could not find documentation for those days on other Tibetan calendars that I have access to. I plan on adding a selectable parinirvana days by lineage shortly. I would also like to being internationalization as soon as possible including Tibetan, Mongolian and Chinese but will need help with that. We can add non-astrological features as people like. If astrological data gets rolled in, then that will be further down the road.

Thanks Dechen and Madeliaette!

I did put an updated version of the calendar, ver 0.15 on my website this afternoon. The layout on my Windows machine is better and going to a Tibetan date was added - including doubled days (if you want to go to the actual doubled date, add a b to the date).

Kirt
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Kirt's Tibetan Translation Notes

"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 Dechen Norbu » Tue May 17, 2011 5:12 pm

You are doing an excellent work, Kirt. Thank you very much! :namaste:

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Re: Tibetan Calendar

Postby Madeliaette » Tue May 17, 2011 5:38 pm

^ agreed - I would never manage to do something like you have done, myself! :namaste:

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Re: Special Days

Postby kirtu » Tue Jun 14, 2011 1:55 pm

Tomorrow, 15 June 2011, is Saka Dawa. This is the cellebration of the birth, enlightenment and parinirvana of Shakyamuni Buddha and is one of the four major holy days on the Tibetan Buddhist calendar. On top of that there is a lunar eclipse so altogether merit is multiplied 10,000,000 times.

We are facing difficult times worldwide. I hope everyone could come together and recite 21 Tara sadhana and Shakyamuni Buddha sadhana 100,000 - 1,000,000 times and dedicate their practice for the benefit and happiness and the ultimate enlightenment of all beings.

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Kirt's Tibetan Translation Notes

"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: Special Days

Postby kirtu » Thu Jun 30, 2011 8:04 pm

Tomorrow, Friday 1 July is Shakyamuni Buddha Day. There is also a partial solar eclipse.

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Kirt's Tibetan Translation Notes

"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: Special Days

Postby gnegirl » Fri Jul 22, 2011 4:30 pm

Monday is Dakini Day... if you care to know that sorta thing :).
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Re: Special Days

Postby gnegirl » Wed Aug 03, 2011 2:08 pm

"Things are not what they appear to be: nor are they otherwise." --Surangama Sutra

Phenomenon, vast as space, dharmata is your base, arising and falling like ocean tide cycles, why do i cling to your illusion of unceasing changlessness?

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Re: Tibetan Calendar

Postby kirtu » Sat Aug 20, 2011 8:13 pm

If anyone has any suggestions for the desktop Tibetan Calendar please let me know. My work/financial situation appears to be resolving for the better (and I hope that finally does go through soon) and I can add this to my list of projects to focus on.

One of the things I was going to add is Mongolian, Tibetan and Chinese language capability. We can add Portuguese, Spanish, French, German (I might just go ahead and add German on my own), Dutch and whatever else might be helpful.

I was also going to add selectable lineage dates including Parinirvana dates.

Kirt
Kirt's Tibetan Translation Notes

"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 ngodrup » Sat Aug 27, 2011 6:59 pm

This is really wonderful and useful.
I sure do hope we'll get to see a version for 2139.

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Re: Special Days

Postby kirtu » Mon Sep 12, 2011 12:50 am

Tomorrow, Monday 12 September, is the 15th day of the 7th Tibetan month - Amitabha Day. Merit and demit is multiplied 100 times. HH Trulshik Rinpoche said (in 1999) to perform Shakyamuni sadhana on these days 8th, 15th and 30rd) or at least recite Shakyamuni Buddha's mantra. It is also an excellent time to take the Eight Mahayana Precepts for a day.

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Kirt's Tibetan Translation Notes

"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: Special Days

Postby kirtu » Thu Nov 03, 2011 6:45 pm

Today is Medicine Buddha Day. This Saturday is Guru Rinpoche Day. There is also a partial solar eclipse on Friday 25 Nov.

But on Thursday 17, November is Descent From Heaven Day, Lhabab Duchen. Merit is multiplied 10 million times. This is the day celebrated as the return of Shakyamuni Buddha from the Heaven of the Thirty Three (a high god realm) where he physically went to teach his mother, Queen Maya, the Dharma (she died shortly after Shakyamuni Buddha was born). This is the last major holiday of the year until Losar.

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Kirt's Tibetan Translation Notes

"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 kirtu » Tue Jan 03, 2012 8:02 pm

Does anyone have the dates and details for the 11th and 12th months of the Water Dragon year coming up? I'm getting the ecalendar I did last year out the door as soon as possible but the calendar I'm using right now only runs to Dec 2012.

Thanks!

Kirt
Kirt's Tibetan Translation Notes

"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 Virgo » Wed Jan 04, 2012 1:52 am

In regards to the calander. You guys might want to check out this link:

http://www.kalacakra.org/calendar/kcal.htm

In addition, this one:

http://www.kalacakra.org/calendar/tibast01.htm
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Re: Tibetan Calendar

Postby ngodrup » Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:49 pm

Kirtu,

The calendar for last year was so helpful, thank you so much.
I'm eager to see water dragon 2139.
Hope it's coming out soon.

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Re: Tibetan Calendar

Postby kirtu » Wed Feb 22, 2012 6:02 am

ngodrup wrote:Kirtu,

The calendar for last year was so helpful, thank you so much.
I'm eager to see water dragon 2139.
Hope it's coming out soon.


Thanks Ngodrup!

I was hoping to have it out by now but I was delayed. I hope to have a beta version out within 24 hours and a better version in a month.

Kirt
Kirt's Tibetan Translation Notes

"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 kirtu » Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:10 pm

I do have an alpha version of the Tibetan calendar for 2139, the Water Dragon year, available here.

Unfortunately my ISP has disallowed Java JAR files so this is an actual compressed zip file. I also tried to upload the JAR file here but the board also disallows JAR files. So you will need to unzip it after you download it in order to run it. I have not been able to test this on a Windows machine yet so I don't know for sure how it looks under Windows.

I will try to remedy the situation by hosting the program on another ISP and also by generating a native Windows executable. However I don't know if that can be done for Mac's. So for right now, if you want to use this calendar you will unfortunately have to extract it/uncompress it by hand.

This isn't changed much over the previous year except that the dates are correct for the Water Dragon Year and I have expanded a bit on the Buddha days and added Bodhisattva days according to the scheme outlined on Jeff Watt's discussion of Tibetan Holy days. As such, this may reflect an unintentional Sakya bias.

I have not had time to add Parinirvana dates and birthdays (exepct for HH 14th Dalai Lama's Birthday which I also included in 2138). I will include these dates and add other enhancements within about a month. So another version is on the way.

Happy Water Dragon Year!

Kirt
Kirt's Tibetan Translation Notes

"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 Grigoris » Wed Feb 22, 2012 2:57 pm

I'm going to be complete bastard and ask why you haven't included dakini and naga days. :tongue:
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