• WINTER 2019

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Protector Day (29th Lunar Day)
Protector Day (29th Lunar Day)
Feb 3 all-day
Damten Chitor with Ekajati, Kshetrapali, Long Serkyem Offering and so forth. Extra fulfillments of Ekajati and Kshetrapali may be offered. If the Tibetan month is missing the 29th lunar day, the Protector Practice is held on the 28th lunar day.
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Extended Protector Prayers
Extended Protector Prayers
Feb 4 all-day
Extended Protector prayers are recited on the three days leading up to LOSAR. Practice Damten Chitor with Ekajati, Kshetrapali, Long Serkyem Offering and so forth. Extra mantras of Vajrakilaya and fulfillments of Ekajati and Kshetrapali should be offered.
No Moon (30th Lunar Day)
No Moon (30th Lunar Day)
Feb 4 all-day
Read all liturgies in the the Lotus Garden prayer book.
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Parinirvana of Kyabje Mindrolling Trichen
Parinirvana of Kyabje Mindrolling Trichen
Feb 7 all-day
Lunar Observance of the Parinirvana of Kyabje Mindrolling Trichen Rinpoche. Rinpoche passed into parinirvana in 2008. Feast practice of the Minling Dorsem (Vajrasattva) is undertaken at Lotus Garden each year on the third day of the first lunar month.
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Tara Day (8th Lunar Day)
Tara Day (8th Lunar Day)
Feb 13 all-day
8th Lunar Day. Tara sadhana and praises.
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Tse Chu (10th Lunar Day)
Tse Chu (10th Lunar Day)
Feb 14 all-day
Rigzin Thugthig sadhana/feast.
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Chotrul Düchen
Chotrul Düchen
Feb 19 all-day
The Festival of Miracles – occurs on the full moon (15th day) of the 1st lunar month. The first fifteen days of the month celebrate fiftenn days in which the Buddha displayed a different miracle to his disciples. Generally, a butterlamp ceremony is held on this day.
Full Moon Day (15th Lunar Day)
Full Moon Day (15th Lunar Day)
Feb 19 all-day
Vajrasattva (Minling Dorsem) sadhana/feast practice.
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