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Tibetan Calendar

Postby Ngawang Drolma » Thu Apr 29, 2010 4:48 pm

Hi all,

Here is a Tibetan Buddhism calendar:

I hope that you find it useful.

Kindly,
Laura

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Re: Tibetan Calendar

Postby Ngawang Drolma » Tue Nov 16, 2010 6:26 pm

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Re: Tibetan Calendar

Postby kalden yungdrung » Thu Dec 16, 2010 12:20 am

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Re: Tibetan Calendar

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Re: Tibetan 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."
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Re: Tibetan Calendar

Postby zerwe » Sun Jan 02, 2011 1:44 am

Laura, there is a 2011 Tibetan Astrological Calendar available through Itunes as an app. A large portion of the proceeds go to support the Liberation Prison Project one of FPMT's many charitable projects.
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Re: Tibetan Calendar

Postby gnegirl » Mon Feb 28, 2011 11:11 pm

Anyone know if Buz Overbeck will be putting out a version for the Iron Bunny year?
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Re: Tibetan Calendar

Postby gnegirl » Tue Mar 01, 2011 2:32 pm

I just found out from Buz Overbeck's relative that he passed away, so the E-calendar is off for now. However, as I happen to be a software engineer, i just volunteered to help put out a new one.

I know nothing about the astrology system however.
"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 Ngawang Drolma » Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:02 pm

Thanks all :)

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Re: Tibetan 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."
HH Chetsang Rinpoche

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Re: Tibetan Calendar

Postby gnegirl » Mon Mar 14, 2011 3:37 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 » Fri May 13, 2011 9:25 pm

I have finally put a prototype of a Tibetan calendar together based on Buz's original. I will put he prototype online within the next couple of days. This will run on virtually all platforms as it is a Java application. However I need to double check the xml calendar data that I currently have. I cannot guarantee that the calendar will be completely correct until I see the Rigpa calendar or another authentic Tibetan calendar.

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"Only you can make your mind beautiful."
HH Chetsang Rinpoche

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Re: Tibetan Calendar

Postby Madeliaette » Sat May 14, 2011 1:28 pm

Thank you! :twothumbsup: I really miss that desktop Tibetan calendar... It was jolly useful!

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Re: Tibetan Calendar

Postby kirtu » Sun May 15, 2011 8:40 am

I finished a very beta version of the Tibetam calendar for year 2138 (Mar 2011 - Feb 2012) and put it at: http://www.kirtundercoffer.com/projects ... index.html The calendar currently follows Buz Overbeck's application format except it is very bare bones right now (it lacks astrological information and probably always will, but it also lacks geographic settings, etc.).

I still need to go over the calendar data and make sure it is correct (it is correct for most days).

I wrote this under Linux and it looks okay on my Linux machine. However I'm not so happy with the look under Windows so I'll look into putting out a C# version. I have no way of checking out the look and feel under MacOS. I'd appreciate it if people would give it a spin and let me know how it works out on their machine.

I packaged the application and the libraries for it in one, single JAR file (a JAR file is a Java executable file): . Just download the file and double click on the icon that your system creates to run it. This will run under Linux, MacOS X and WIndows.

Within the next week I'll make several modifications as time permits but right now it's a minimally functional calendar.

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Re: Tibetan Calendar

Postby Madeliaette » Sun May 15, 2011 3:10 pm

I would like to check it out - but i am a computer dunce. Could you tell me how one 'creates an application directory'? Normally I just download things and they give me suggestions as to where they will go, but if I have to make somewhere for it to go - I have never done this - yet - if anybody knows how this step is done....I am more than willing to trial run it for you on a windows7 desktop...

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Re: Tibetan Calendar

Postby kirtu » Sun May 15, 2011 4:39 pm

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Screenshot-Tibetan Buddhist Calendar.png
This is what it looks like on my machine
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"Only you can make your mind beautiful."
HH Chetsang Rinpoche

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Re: Tibetan Calendar

Postby Madeliaette » Mon May 16, 2011 2:22 pm

Thanks - i will 'try' - and get back to you in an edit later on/tomorrow.... :namaste:


YES! It is coming up the same as on your computer.
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Re: Tibetan Calendar

Postby Dechen Norbu » Mon May 16, 2011 2:47 pm

How do I run it, Kirt? When I click on it, it gives me the option to extract it with all allzip. :shrug:

Btw, my OS is Windows 7.

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Re: Tibetan Calendar

Postby Madeliaette » Mon May 16, 2011 3:19 pm

I have Windows 7 too - and it worked OK for me. I just right clicked the link then pressed the 'save as' download option and saved it to my desktop, then clicked it and it opened fine... & I clicked ahead a few days to make sure it didnt stick....
Maybe you don't have that Java thingy needed? Perhaps if you downloaded it to downloads rather than desktop or used a run rather than save as it came out differently for you....? I am not very computer savvy, so there is probably some other simple thing I havent thought of....

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Re: Tibetan 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."
HH Chetsang Rinpoche


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