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Re: Special Days

Post by kirtu » Mon Nov 11, 2013 2:37 am

Sunday 24 November, 2013 is the last duchen day in this year. This day is Lha Bab Duechen, Descent from Heaven Day, the day that Shakyamuni Buddha returned from the Heaven of the 33 where he had gone to teach Dharma to his mother Mahamaya and dewas.

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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

Post by Adamantine » Wed Jan 15, 2014 9:50 pm

Today is the full moon, and also the anniversary of Jigme Phuntsok Rinpoche. _/\_

And then on this Sunday, the 19th of January it is the anniversary of the mahaparinirvana of HH Dudjom Rinpoche, the regent of Guru Rinpoche who showed us such vast kindness, and whose light continues to radiate wisdom blessings through space. It is a great day to do Guru Yoga, tsok offering, etc.


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Re: Special Days

Post by kirtu » Sat Oct 04, 2014 1:48 am

Eclipses in October:

8 October - partial lunar eclipse in North America. Totality is supposed to be visible on the East Coast prior to sunup at around 7 am.

23 October - partial solar eclipse visible all over North America except New England in the afternoon but esp. visible on the West Coast.

Remember that merit and demerit are multiplied during eclipses.

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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: Special Days

Post by kirtu » Wed Nov 05, 2014 4:08 am

Lhabab Duechen, Descent from Heaven Day and the last major holy day of the religious year until Losar, falls on 13 November, 2014. Merit or demerit is said to be multiplied ten million times.
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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: Special Days

Post by kirtu » Tue Mar 31, 2015 1:45 pm

There will be a lunar eclipse 4 April, 2015 over the Pacific. This can be seen before dawn in the Western US and Saturday evening in Asia.

Merit/demerit is multiplied 10,000 times.

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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: Special Days

Post by kirtu » Mon Jul 20, 2015 12:43 am

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Chokhor Duchen 2015 - the 4th day of the 6th month of the Tibetan Buddhist calendar, the First Turning of the wheel of Shakyamuni Buddha begins at sunrise 5:12 am in Bodhgaya on 20 July (11:42 pm GMT 19 July) - just a few minutes from now (I'm posting at 7:40 pm on 19 July, 2015).

Happy Chokhor Duchen!

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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: Special Days

Post by kirtu » Sun Mar 06, 2016 1:20 pm

This coming Wednesday, 9 March, is the last day of the first month of the Tibetan calendar for 2016. All the days in the first month of the Tibetan calendar are merit and demerit multiplying days.

Additionally, even though it can only be seen in the Pacific (Indonesia to Micronesia), Wednesday 9 March is a solar eclipse day and merit and demerit are multiplied 100,000 times (some lamas say millions of times).

Two weeks later, on 23 March, there will be a penumbral lunar eclipse, visible from West Asia (Afghanistan, Pakistan and the middle of Kazakhstan) through the Pacific to North and South America, excluding the easternmost parts of Brazil. Merit and demerit are said to be multiplied 10,000 times.

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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: Special Days

Post by kirtu » Tue Mar 08, 2016 2:19 pm

Re:Solar Eclipse 8 March 2016 in the Pacific

I didn't pay attention to the UTC times - so basically the solar eclipse begins at 23:19 UTC 8 March which is 6:19 pm on the US East Coast and ends at 01:59 UTC 9 March which is 8:59 pm US East Coast time.

So contrary to the online FPMT calendar, the eclipse day for North America is today (and this would be the case in Europe as well since the day is sunup to sunup). However it will be on the morning of 9 March in Asia.

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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: Special Days

Post by jay88 » Fri May 20, 2016 2:01 pm

On May 21st its the enlightenment, birth, and parinirvana of Shakyamuni Buddha.

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Re: Special Days

Post by tondrup@tibastro.be » Wed May 03, 2017 3:03 pm

For your information here are many of the special days for the current Phugpha month 3 in 2017

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Re: Special Days

Post by Ayu » Fri May 26, 2017 8:37 am

Reminder:
Saga Dawa is now, from 26th May 2017 to 24th June 2017. This is the month of three very important holy days of Buddha being celebrated: Birth, Enlightenment & Mahaparinirvana.

It is also known as Bumgyur Dawa. It means if you perform a merit, it will be multiplied into 100,000 times. Therefore, it is such a great opportunity to accumulate merits during the above date. Good to know.



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Re: Special Days

Post by Nicholas Weeks » Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:08 am

Friday November 10 2017 is one of the year's four main Buddhist holy days, Lhabab Duchen, celebrated as the day Guru Shakyamuni Buddha descended from the God Realm of Thirty-Three after teaching his mother and the gods living there Dharma for several months. As such, it is known as a Buddha Multiplying Day, when, as Lama Zopa Rinpoche has said, karmic results are multiplied one hundred million times, citing the Vinaya text Treasure of Quotations and Logic as his reference.

Therefore Lhabab Duchen is an amazing time to make offerings.
Glorious one, creator of all goodness, Mañjuśrī, his glorious eminence!
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Re: Special Days

Post by weitsicht » Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:55 am

Today 17h28 CET is Winter Solstice.
Time for Kunzang Monlam if you may
https://www.dropbox.com/s/o5ig16auajxjf ... o.pdf?dl=0
Ho! All the possible appearances and existences of samsara and nirvana have the same source, yet two paths and two results arise as the magical display of awareness and unawareness.
HO NANG SRI KHOR DAE THAMCHE KUN ZHI CHIG LAM NYI DRAE BU NYI RIG DANG MA RIG CHOM THRUL TE

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Re: Special Days

Post by Simon E. » Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:12 am

'The time is with the month of winter solstice
When he change is due to come'

Pink Floyd. 'Chapter 24'.
Taking advantage of a temporary situation. Back for a short time only folks.

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Re: Special Days

Post by Tirthan » Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:55 pm

Astrologically, tomorrow, Jan-23, 2018, interesting synergy of 2-3 factors:
1. Düdgyal (´King of daemons´) - good for wrathful rituals and Wrathful-Dharma-protector-practices.
2. (general) Day-Mewa #2, black (good for dogpa, protectors practices, eliminating negativity)
3. Tuesday - generally, good for wrathful practices.

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Re: Special Days

Post by weitsicht » Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:42 pm

Next Friday, July 27th
will be Super Red Moon eclipse over Europe.
Super rare
Starting at 9 h30 pm, not sure when exactly eclipse happening.
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Ho! All the possible appearances and existences of samsara and nirvana have the same source, yet two paths and two results arise as the magical display of awareness and unawareness.
HO NANG SRI KHOR DAE THAMCHE KUN ZHI CHIG LAM NYI DRAE BU NYI RIG DANG MA RIG CHOM THRUL TE

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Re: Special Days

Post by kirtu » Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:38 am

Rishi stars - September 9 - 15, 2018 - " This special astrological constellation causes the natural water-sources on earth to be transformed into nectar-like liquids. It is therefore particularly beneficial to take baths on these days."
The “Rishi” Stars –
According to Tibetan and Vedic astrology, there are a cluster of seven stars, called the ‘Rishi’ stars, that ‘appear’ once a year – usually in Sept.

Lama Dawa Rinpoche says that, according to Hindu legend, these stars (called Sapta Rishi – the seven Rishis) were once great sages of the past, who, upon their death, raised up into the heavens and became these stars. When they are visible in the night sky, their light is said to possess special healing powers that transform all water into a healing nectar. Typically, Tibetan doctors and healers would place buckets of water outside during this time, then use this water for making their medicines. Lama Dawa remembers how His Holiness Matrul Rinpcoche – a great Tibetan physician – would then boil this water down, thus concentrating it, then use this water to make the herbal medicinal pills, and also to consecrate the water with healing mantras.

Another way of benefiting from this healing water is to bathe in pools, ponds or rivers during this time. Or, collect water in buckets and use that for bathing. Any water – whether it is ocean, river, stream, or water in pools, is imbued with the healing qualities of the stars. This water can be used to make healing tinctures, or for giving to pets and plants. Even the water in our own bodies can be ‘blessed’ and purified by this special healing energy by exposing your body to the night sky when the stars are out. It is a particularly auspicious time to do practices such as the Vajra Armor mantra, which is used to consecrate water, or Medicine Buddha mantras and offering pujas.

Western astrologer, Terry Nazon, offered this information about the Rishi Stars:

“They are the fixed stars of Ursa Major the Big Dipper. They are always visible…but during that time in September as the constellation late Leo and early Virgo is right above us in the night sky…they are closest then and right above us. Because the earth is moving and just like the moon moves across the night sky so will the big dipper…it can also be that the Sun is activating them…for planets and stars to be effective they have to be triggered by a planet or star like the sun. If you are “charging” water you will want to place the water where it receives the most exposure. For instance maybe there’s tree blocking the Big Dipper in your front yard…and remember, we are made up of 60 % water and in ancient Kabbalah, the text said to bath ourselves in this planetary “rain” they called it.”

The Rishi stars:
1. Dubhe The Bear: Astrology, arrogance, psychic power, destruction; aka Krathu, one of the 7 Rishis (Hindu sages) in Ursa Major; Bast Isis, the Egyptian goddess; “The Eye”; “Heaven’s Pivot”

2. Merak: Prudent, restrained, mistrustful, self-controlled (but angry when roused), love of command, power to achieve, good with animals; Pulaha, one of the 7 Rishis (Hindu sages) of Ursa Major

3. Phecda: Civilising influence, tamer of beasts, transmission of divine knowledge; Pulasthya, one of the 7 Rishis (Hindu sages) of the Great Bear, Ursa Major; bloodbaths, assassinations, riots, sexual perversion

4. Tania Borealis: In the right hind paw of Ursa Major, along with Tania Australis, this star was part of an early Arabian constellation, The Gazelle, of which this group is the “Second Leap”. The Great Bear is mainly martial in action, considered unfortunate for nations and kings.

5. Megrez: Spiritual sight; creativity; violence; Atri, one of the 7 Rishis (Hindu sages), the ruling star of the
Great Bear, Ursa Major

6. Alioth, The Black Horse: Suicide among women; danger in pregnancy; Angirasa, one of the 7 Rishis (Hindu sages) in Ursa Major

7. Mizar: Connected with fires of a catastrophic extent and mass calamities; Vasishta, one of the 7 Rishis (Hindu sages) of Ursa Major

8. Alula Borealis: Hindmost foot of Ursa Major. As the northern Alula, it is more fortunate. Associated with female infidelity & revenge. The Great Bear gives a quiet, prudent, suspicious, mistrustful, self-controlled, patient nature, but an uneasy spirit; great anger when roused.
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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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