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Re: Tibetan Calendar

Postby practitioner » Tue May 29, 2012 11:12 pm

The 10th day of Saga Dawa is skipped this year so the Rigpa calendar put Guru Rinpoche on the 11th day. Is this the general rule for practice days that are skipped? What about when practice day is doubled? Thanks
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Re: Tibetan Calendar

Postby kirtu » Wed May 30, 2012 12:10 am

practitioner wrote:The 10th day of Saga Dawa is skipped this year so the Rigpa calendar put Guru Rinpoche on the 11th day. Is this the general rule for practice days that are skipped? What about when practice day is doubled? Thanks


The Rigpa calendar for 2139 on page 11 says:

According the the Men Tsee Khang, the Tibetan Medical and Astrological Institute, if a day is missing, then any auspicious event for that day will fall on the next day. However, some do celebrate on the day before.

If a day is doubled, then any anniversary or special event will fall on the first day.


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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: 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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Re: Tibetan Calendar

Postby Sherab Dorje » 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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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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Re: Tibetan Calendar

Postby plwk » Thu Dec 20, 2012 4:21 am

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

Try this

Btw, just out of curiosity, does anyone know if tsog days are the same across all of the Tibetan Buddhist lineages? Or does it vary from one to another? :thanks:
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Re: Tibetan Calendar

Postby kirtu » Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:55 am

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


I will be unable to have an e-calendar ready by Losar as I lost the computer that the previous code was on (the hard drive died). I will see if I have a previous version of the code but the program was also written in Java and that has become a target for attacks and I do not want to potentially subject anyone to hacking. The recent zero-day exploits seem to affect Java 7 only so anything in Java 6 should be okay and all previous versions were Java 6. So I could probably have a minimal version running by Losar.

Another issue is that I was forced to leave the DC area and am destitute. Hopefully temp work will come in but my current temp work has fallen to ~ 6 hrs a week and I need 15-20 to build my cash reserves back up (or 40-80 but that isn't happening). So I am facing very difficult times right now. I have said on FB and privately that the holy beings have abandoned me and this seems to me to be very true. The outworking of karma has always been mixed for me but the past 3.5 years have been disastrous.

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Re: Tibetan Calendar

Postby Sherab Dorje » Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:08 am

Nobody has abandoned you kirtu. You know that! :smile: Karma is not the whim of holy beings, it is 100% ours.

My HD crashed recently taking 300Gb of Dharma music, books and videos with it. I have been un/underemployed for longer than I can remember. Is this the holy ones abandoning me too? Shiiiiiiit, if it was like that then they have abandoned over 90% of the worlds population. No my friend, it's just karma. Do your best. Don't beat yourself up. Maybe it'll work out. Maybe it'll get worse. Your mind is still yours to work with, regardless of the circumstances.

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And use, fall apart or are wasted or spoilt,
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Till now we’ve been careless with others’ possessions;
Hereafter let’s give them whatever they need.
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(21) When our minds are disturbed and we feel great frustration
That things never happen the way that we wish,
This is the wheel of sharp weapons returning
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Till now we have caused interfering disturbance
When others were focused on virtuous acts;
Hereafter let’s stop causing such interruption.
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