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Re: Special Days

Postby kirtu » Sun Apr 25, 2010 10:21 pm

This Wednesday, 28 April (3-15 on the Tibetan calendar), is the next Full Moon - Amitabha Day. Merit (and demerit) is multiplied 100 times.
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Re: Special Days

Postby Ngawang Drolma » Mon Apr 26, 2010 12:54 am

kirtu wrote:This Wednesday, 28 April (3-15 on the Tibetan calendar), is the next Full Moon - Amitabha Day. Merit (and demerit) is multiplied 100 times.


Thanks Kirtu :)
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Re: Special Days

Postby Will » Fri May 28, 2010 3:36 am

Saka Dawa 2010 was today, 27 May.
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Re: Special Days

Postby kirtu » Tue Jun 22, 2010 2:44 pm

June 26, this coming Saturday, is Amitabha Day and on our calendar is a 100x multiplying day. However it's also a lunar eclipse (somewhere in the world) so it's a 1000x multiplying day.

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Re: Special Days

Postby conebeckham » Tue Jun 22, 2010 4:13 pm

We're celebrating the birthday of His Holiness Gyalwa Karmapa Orgyen Tinley Dorje on the 26th---if anyone's in the SF Bay Area, come by the Berkeley Marina between 10-3.....we'll be doing Riwo Sangcho at 10, and it's a special day for practice as noted above!
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Re: Special Days

Postby tktru » Fri Jul 23, 2010 8:33 am

The nineteenth lunar day of this month (or July 30) is the day of Avalokitesvara's Renunciation. Its a good day to reflect on oneself, so be mindful!
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Re: Special Days

Postby kirtu » Thu Nov 11, 2010 9:03 pm

This Sunday, 14 November is the monthly Tibetan calendar Medicine Buddha day (10th month 8th day). Merit is multiplied 100 times.
Tuesday November 16 is Guru Rinpoche Day - (10th month 10th day)
Sunday Novermber 21 is Amitabha Day (10th month 15th day). Merit is multiplied 100 times.
Tuesday November 30 is Dakini Day (10th month 24th day)
Sunday December 5 is Shakyamuni Buddha Day (10th month 30th day). Merit is multiplied 100 times.
Friday December 10 is Dakini Day (minor) (11a* month 5th day)
Monday December 13 is Medicine Buddha Day (11a month 8th day). Merit is multiplied 100 times.
Wednesday December 15 and Thursday December 16 is Guru Rinpoche Day (11a month 10th day - there are two 10th days).
Tuesday December 21 is Amitabha Day (11a month 15th day). Merit is multiplied 1000 times because of a lunar eclipse.
Thursday December 30 is Dakini Day (11a month 25th day).

and that ends 2010.
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Re: Special Days

Postby kirtu » Sat Dec 25, 2010 9:11 am

The special practice days according to the Tibetan calendar beginning from the end of the 11a month and all of the 11b month (the 11th month is doubled this Tibetan year):

Months 11a and 11b in 2137 Year of the Metal Tiger
Dharmapala Days:
3 January 2011 (11a 29 2137)
13 January - 11b 9
23 January - 11b 19
1 February - 11b 29

4 January, 2011 - 11a 30 New Moon - Shakyamuni Buddha Day merit is multiplied 10,000 times because of a solar eclipse
5 January, 2011 - 11b month begins
9 January - 11b 5 - Dakini Day
12 January - 11b 8 - Medicine Buddha Day - merit is multiplied 100 times
14 January - 11b 10 - Guru Rinpoche Day
19 January - 11b 15 - Full Moon - Amitabha Day merit is multiplied 100 times
28 January - 11b 25 - Dakini Day
2 February - 11b 30 - New Moon - Shakyamuni Buddha Day merit is multiplied 100 times

Losar begins Saturday 5 March, 2011 - 1 1 2138 - Metal Rabbit Year
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Re: Special Days

Postby kirtu » Thu Feb 17, 2011 5:56 pm

Tomorrow, Friday 18 Feb, is the full moon and is the last Amitabha Day in the current Iron Tiger (2010-2011) year. Merit and demerit is said to be multiplied 100 times.

Any practice is great but especially Shakyamuni Buddha or Medicine Buddha or Prostrations to the 35 Buddhas or Amitabha practice.

Iron Rabbit Losar begins on 5 March.

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Re: Special Days

Postby gnegirl » Sat Mar 19, 2011 6:36 pm

This is TODAY! W00t! Everything is multiplied by 10 bhum or more, positive or negative.

So be good today ya hear?!

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Re: Special Days

Postby gnegirl » Tue Apr 26, 2011 10:07 pm

Tommorow: 4/27 is Dakini Day!
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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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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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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

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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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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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Re: Special Days

Postby kirtu » Mon Jul 23, 2012 2:27 am

Chokhur Duchen, the observation of the First Turning of the Wheel, falls on Monday, 23 July 2012 this year! Merit is multiplied 10 M times (or 100 M times in some sources)! A really good day to accumulate merit.

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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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Re: Special Days

Postby Sherab Dorje » Thu Nov 01, 2012 10:58 am

That's Wednesday November 7th for us European dwellers.
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