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Ceremonies and Important Dates 2016-17


9 February LOSAR – Tibetan New Year of the Fire Monkey
11 February Parinirvana Anniversary of His Holiness Kyabje Mindrolling Trichen
16 February Commencement of Seven-Day Thukje Chenpo Drubchen marking the parinirvana of Kyabje Mindrolling Trichen
22 February Chotrul Düchen – Commemorating the Great Miraculous Activities of the Buddha
2 March Commencement of Ten-Day Kagyed Drubchen
10 March Anniversary of Terdag Lingpa
18 March The Great Tse Chu Ceremony and Ritual Dances
10 May Commencement of Seven Days of Vajrasattva Drubchö
14 May Newly admitted monks join the monastery
21 May Saga Dawa – Day of Buddha Shakyamuni’s Enlightenment and Mahaparinirvana
4 June Anniversary of Jamgön Mipham Rinpoche
5 June Anniversary of Khenchen Ngawang Khyentse Norbu
6 July Birthday of H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama
12 July Commencement of Three-Day Tel-de-Tse Chu Ceremony
19 July Dzam Ling Chi Sang – Universal Prayer Day
6 August Celebration of the Buddha’s First Turning of the Wheel of Dharma
15 August India Independence Day
18 August Commencement of the 45-Day Yarne Retreat
2 September Tibet Democracy Day
25 September Commencement of the Three-Day Drubchö of the Dharmapalas
11 November Sacred Ritual Dance of Tsa Cham
15 November Commencement of Seven-Day Ka Ma’I Tshogchen Düpa Drubchö
20 November Lha Bab Du Chen – Day of Buddha’s Descent from Devaloka
5 December Commencement of five-day Drubchö of the Three Great Protectors-- Gyalpo, Lha and Tsan
9 December Founder’s Day of the Mindrolling Shedra – Do Gyüd Lekhse Ling
10 December Commemoration of the Nobel Peace Prize Awarded to H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama
20 December Commencement of the Three Day Vajrakilaya Tordok
31 December Anniversary of Mining Chung Rinpoche
1 January New Year 2017
4-5 January Ngenpa Gu Dzom: Nine Bad Omens Occurring Together
6 January 52nd Founder’s Day of Mindrolling Monastery in India
20 January Parinirvana Anniversary of Minling Lochen Dharmashri
26 January Republic Day of India
28 January Commencement of the 28th Ten-Day Great Nyingma Monlam at Bodh Gaya
13 February Anniversary of the Ominiscient Longchen Rabjam
19 February Commencement of Seven-Day Yamantaka Tordok
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Last Update: 15 February 2016