Tibetan Calendar

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Re: Tibetan Calendar

Post by antiquebuddhas » Tue Apr 19, 2016 8:24 am

Thank You for the links.
I have wanting to know about Tibetan calendar. :namaste: :namaste: :namaste:
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Re: Tibetan Calendar

Post by tondrup@tibastro.be » Wed May 03, 2017 5:00 pm

Some information about the current year and month.
For 20170503 (yyyymmdd ISO 8601 notation) the details are expanded.
This is day 8 Wednesday with information about gzadag="4;44,38,4,379" DayBreak="7;3,1,1,-312" NyiDag="0;35,40,0,0" in notation nāḍī (chu tshod), pala (chu srang), breaths (dbugs) and fractional units.
Day 6 is an omitted day.
Day 19 is the first day of a double day and Day 20 is the second day of a double day.
The special days is a combination of year calendar dates and information about the special days in month 1 to 12
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Re: Tibetan Calendar

Post by kirtu » Wed Jul 26, 2017 1:39 am

This Thursday, 27 July, 20017 is Chökhor Düchen, Shakyamuni Buddha's First Turning of the Wheel. Please take time to practice for all beings. Merit is said to be multiplied 10,000,000 times on this day.


Traditional Practices for Chökhor Düchen

Sutra recitation
Shakyamuni Buddha Practice
The 35 Buddhas of Confession
Renewing Bodhisattva Vows
Nyingne One Day Fast (like Nyung Nay but just one day)
One day retreat
Any practice
Anything positive
Avoid anything negative

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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

Post by kirtu » Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:02 pm

This Friday, 10 November, 2017 is Lhabab Duechen - the celebration of Buddha's Descent from the Heavens after teaching Dharma to his mother and gods in the Heaven of the 33. This is one of the four main religious days on the Tibetan Buddhist calendar. Merit and demerit are multiplied 10 million times.

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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

Post by kirtu » Sun Mar 04, 2018 3:21 am

Here is the Kalachakra Calendar for this coming year (and the dates are significantly different than for the more commonly used Tibetan Buddhist calendar) : Kalachakra Calendar for the coming year beginning on 18 March, 2016
Important Practice Dates Calendar for Kalachakra Year 2995 (Mar. 20, 2018 - Mar. 6, 2019)
This calendar was calculated wrt Austrailian kongitude

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Month  Date        Event
Mar      18        Kalachakra New Year
Mar      20        Vernal Equinox
Mar      31        Full-moon & Turning of the Kalachakra Tantra
Apr        2        Parinirvana of Ngawang Chözin Gyatso (1900)
Apr       18        Birthday of Khentrul Rinpoché Jamphel Lodrö
Apr       23        Birth of Shakyamuni Buddha
Apr       28        Parinirvana of Kyabje Lama Lobsang Trinlé (1999)
Apr       29        Full-moon & Enlightenment of the Buddha
May	     26        Birthday of H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso
May      29        Full-moon
Jun       17        The First Turning of the Wheel of the Dharma
Jun       28        Full-moon & The Buddha’s entry into the womb of his mother
Jul        11        New-moon & Partial Solar Eclipse
Jul        28        Full-moon & Total Lunar Eclipse
Aug      11        New-moon & Partial Solar Eclipse
Aug      26        Full-moon
Sep      25        Full-moon & Parinirvana of Sabsang Mati Panchen (1376)
Oct         2         Descent of the Buddha from god realm
Oct       15         Parinirvana of Kunkhyen Dolpopa Sherab Gyaltsen (1361)
Oct       24         Full-moon
Nov      23          Full-moon
Dec      22          Full-moon
Jan         6         New-moon & Partial Solar-Eclipse
Jan    7-20        The Buddha’s Demonstration of Miracles
Jan        21         Full Moon & Total Lunar Eclipse
Feb        19         Full-moon
Mar          1        Parinirvana of Khunpang Thukje Tsondru (1313)  
Mar          4        Parinirvana of Jetsun Taranatha, Kunga Nyingpo (1634)
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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