Barom Kagyu Chodrak Drupju Chuling

Year of the Wood Horse 2014
Important Dates

Message from Venerable Sonam Tenzin Rinpoche:

Venerable Sonam Tenzin Rinpoche and Venerable Lama Namsai wish to extend to all students, supporters and friends their best wishes for a very happy New Year 2014, the Tibetan year of the Wood Horse 2141. May you all enjoy excellent health, may your Dharma practice continue to flourish and may your business endeavours succeed. May all obstacles vanish so that you move swiftly along the path to supreme enlightenment. May you receive showers of blessings of the Triple Gems.

Calendar and important practice days:

In the Buddhist tradition, certain days are considered especially auspicious or inauspicious for particular Dharma practices. These days can be recurrent either each (Tibetan) month or annually. The information below only serves as general guidelines to important practice dates and it is essential to obtain instructions from a fully qualified teacher.

1. On days when Solar and Lunar eclipses fall, positive and negative actions are multiplied by 10,000 times.

2. During the month of Saka Dawa, the 4th Tibetan Lunar month (from Thursday 29/05/2014 to Friday 13/06/2014), positive actions are multiplied by 10 million times, and therefore Dharma practice is strongly recommended, the killing of animals is not permitted and the eating of black foods such as meat, is generally discouraged.

3. Buddha's Days: on these days, the effects of positive or negative actions are multiplied 100 times:

          8th Day - Medicine Buddha

        10th Day - Guru Rinpoche

        15th Day - Amitabha Buddha

        30th Day - Shakyamuni Buddha

 

Date

Tibetan

month / day

Practice

Celebration & Commemoration

01-Jan-14

10 / 30

Shakyamuni Buddha

New Moon

Anniversary of the 12th Karmapa Changchub Dorje

04-Jan-14

11 / 3

 

Anniversary of the 1st Karmapa, Dusum Khyenpa

08-Jan-14

11 / 8

Medicine Buddha

Positive actions are multiplied by 100 times

10-Jan-14

11 / 10

Guru Rinpoche
   (Padmasambhava)

Positive actions are multiplied by 100 times

14-Jan-14

11 / 14

 

Anniversary of Sakya Pandita Kunga Gyaltsen

15-Jan-14

11 / 15

Amitabha Buddha

Positive actions are multiplied by 100 times

16-Jan-14

11 / 16

Full Moon

 

20-Jan-14

11 / 19

 

Anniversary of Taklung Thangpa, the founder of Taklung Kagyu Lineage

27-Jan-14

11 / 26

 

Anniversary of the 1st Jamgon Kongtrul, named Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Thaye

30-Jan-14

11 / 30

Shakyamuni Buddha

New Moon

Positive actions are multiplied by 100 times

February 2014

07-Feb-14

12 / 8

Medicine Buddha

Positive actions are multiplied by 100 times

09-Feb-14

12 / 10

Guru Rinpoche
   (Padmasambhava)

Positive actions are multiplied by 100 times

14-Feb-14

12 / 15

Amitabha Buddha
   Full Moon

Positive actions are multiplied by 100 times

March 2014

01-Mar-14

12 / 30

Shakyamuni Buddha

New Moon

Positive actions are multiplied by 100 times

02-Mar-14

1 / 1

 

Losar Tibetan New Year. Wood Horse Year 2141

09-Mar-14

1 / 8

Medicine Buddha

Anniversary of the 6th Karmapa Thongwa Donden

10-Mar-14

1 / 9

 

Anniversary of the Opening of the Sefton Temple in
Sydney, Australia

11-Mar-14

1 / 10

Guru Rinpoche
   (Padmasambhava)

Positive actions are multiplied by 100 times

15-Mar-14

1 / 14

 

Anniversary of Jetsun Milarepa, (Zhepa Dorje)
the greatest Yogi of Tibet

16-Mar-14

1 / 15

Amitabha Buddha
   Full Moon

Chotrul Düchen (Day of Miracles) and anniversaries of
Marpa Lotsawa,  Garab Dorje &  the 7th Karmapa,
Chodrak Gyamtso


Masters of 6 major Indian philosophical schools challenged the Lord Buddha to a contest and Buddha Shakyamuni performed miracles for 15 days, completely overwhelming his challengers and thus inspiring people to follow the Buddhadharma.

On this day, the effects of positive and negative actions are multiplied by 10 million times

22-Mar-14

1 / 21

 

Anniversaries of the 14th Karmapa Thekchok Dorje and the 1st Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo

28-Mar-14

1 / 28

 

Anniversary of the 9th Karmapa Wangchuk Dorje

30-Mar-14

1 / 30

Shakyamuni Buddha

New Moon

Positive actions are multiplied by 100 times

April 2014

07-Apr-14

2 / 8

Medicine Buddha

Anniversary of Tenga Rinpoche

09-Apr-14

2 / 10

Guru Rinpoche
   (Padmasambhava)

Guru Rinpoche Day: he became known as Guru Chime Pemajungne (the Immortal Lotus Born)

15-Apr-14

2 / 15

Amitabha Buddha
   Full Moon
   Total lunar eclipse

Anniversary of the 10th Karmapa Choying Dorje

18-Apr-14

2 / 18

 

Good Friday

19-Apr-14

2 / 19

 

Easter Saturday

20-Apr-14

2 / 20

 

Easter Sunday

21-Apr-14

2 / 22

 

Easter Monday

25-Apr-14

2 / 26

 

Anniversary of Jetsun Taranata

29-Apr-14

2 / 30

Shakyamuni Buddha
   New Moon
   Annular solar eclipse

Positive actions are multiplied by 10,000 times for Solar & Lunar Eclipses

May 2014

02-May-14

3 / 3

 

Anniversary of the 2nd Karmapa, Karma Pakshi

07-May-14

3 / 8

Medicine Buddha

Positive actions are multiplied by 100 times

09-May-14

3 / 10

Guru Rinpoche
   (Padmasambhava)

Positive actions are multiplied by 100 times

14-May-14

3 / 15

Amitabha Buddha
   Full Moon

The Lord Buddha taught the Kalachakra Tantra for the first time

24-May-14

3 / 26

 

Anniversary of the 15th Karmapa, Khakhyap Dorje

28-May-14

3 / 30

Shakyamuni Buddha

New Moon

Positive actions are multiplied by 100 times

30-May-14

4 / 2

 

Anniversary of Barom Dharma Wangchuk, the founder of our Barom Kagyu Lineage

June 2014

06-Jun-14

4 / 8

Medicine Buddha

Positive actions are multiplied by 100 times

08-Jun-14

4 / 10

Guru Rinpoche
   (Padmasambhava)

Positive actions are multiplied by 100 times

13-Jun-14

4 / 15

Amitabha Buddha
   Full Moon

Saka Dawa Düchen (Vaishakha Day): Buddha Shakyamuni attained enlightenment at the age of 35 year old, at Bodhgaya (India).

Saka Dawa also marks the Buddha’s birth (in Lumbini) & Buddha’s Parinirvana (at Kushinagara).

 

On this most sacred Buddhist day, the effects of positive and negative actions are multiplied by 10 million times

16-Jun-14

4 / 19

 

Anniversary of Dzogchen Patrul Rinpoche, the author of “The Words of My Perfect Teacher”

26-Jun-14

4 / 29

 

His Holiness the 17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje’s 29th birthday, Head of the 900 year old Karma Kagyu Lineage, and the anniversary of Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche

27-Jun-14

4 / 30

Shakyamuni Buddha

New Moon

Positive actions are multiplied by 100 times

July 2014

05-Jul-14

5 / 8

Medicine Buddha

Positive actions are multiplied by 100 times

06-Jul-14

5 / 9

 

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama's 79th birthday

07-Jul-14

5 / 10

Guru Rinpoche
   (Padmasambhava)

Positive actions are multiplied by 100 times

12-Jul-14

5 / 15

Amitabha Buddha
   Full Moon

Positive actions are multiplied by 100 times

26-Jul-14

5 / 30

Shakyamuni Buddha

New Moon

Positive actions are multiplied by 100 times

31-Jul-14

6 / 4

 

Chökhor Düchen: the Lord Buddha Shakyamuni first taught the 4 Noble Truths (the First Turning the Wheel of the Dharma) at Sarnath, India.

On this day, the effects of positive and negative actions are multiplied by 10 million times

August 2014

04-Aug-14

6 / 8

Medicine Buddha

Positive actions are multiplied by 100 times

06-Aug-14

6 / 10

Guru Rinpoche
   (Padmasambhava)

Anniversary of Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava) & the birthday of A-Ten Phuntsok Rinpoche, Abbot of Chodrak Khang Nay monastery

09-Aug-14

6 / 14

 

Anniversary of the 3rd Karmapa, Rangjung Dorje

10-Aug-14

6 / 15

Amitabha Buddha
   Full Moon

Anniversary of Gampopa, the Physician of Dagpo & Great Father of all the Kagyu lineages and the author of “The Jewel Ornament of Liberation

25-Aug-14

6 / 30

Shakyamuni Buddha

New Moon

Positive actions are multiplied by 100 times

September 2014

02-Sep-14

7 / 8

Medicine Buddha

Positive actions are multiplied by 100 times

04-Sep-14

7 / 10

Guru Rinpoche
   (Padmasambhava)

Positive actions are multiplied by 100 times

06-Sep-14

7 / 12

 

Anniversary of the 11th Karmapa Yeshe Dorje

09-Sep-14

7 / 15

Amitabha Buddha
   Full Moon

Anniversaries of the 4th Karmapa Rolpe Dorje & Kunkhyen Pema Karpo

18-Sep-14

7 / 25

 

Anniversary of Phagmodrupa

24-Sep-14

7 / 30

Shakyamuni Buddha

New Moon

Positive actions are multiplied by 100 times

25-Sep-14

8 / 1

 

Anniversary of the 5th Karmapa Dezhin Shegpa

28-Sep-14

8 / 4

 

Anniversary of the 13th Karmapa Dudul Dorje

October 2014

02-Oct-14

8 / 8

Medicine Buddha

Positive actions are multiplied by 100 times

03-Oct-14

8 / 10

Guru Rinpoche
   (Padmasambhava)

Positive actions are multiplied by 100 times

08-Oct-14

8 / 15

Amitabha Buddha
   Full Moon
   Total lunar eclipse

Positive actions are multiplied by 10,000 times for Solar & Lunar Eclipses

16-Oct-14

8 / 23

 

Anniversary of the 8th Karmapa Mikyo Dorje

20-Oct-14

8 / 27

 

Anniversary of Lama Gendun Rinpoche

23-Oct-14

8 / 30

Shakyamuni Buddha
   New Moon
   Partial solar eclipse

Positive actions are multiplied by 10,000 times for Solar & Lunar Eclipses

31-Oct-14

9 / 8

Medicine Buddha

Positive actions are multiplied by 100 times

November 2014

02-Nov-14

9 / 10

Guru Rinpoche
   (Padmasambhava)

Positive actions are multiplied by 100 times

04-Nov-14

9 / 12

 

Birthday of Venerable Lama Namsai

05-Nov-14

9 / 14

 

Anniversary of the 16th Karmapa, Rangjung Rigpe Dorje

06-Nov-14

9 / 15

Amitabha Buddha
   Full Moon

Positive actions are multiplied by 100 times

13-Nov-14

9 / 22

 

Lha Bab Düchen: Buddha Shakyamuni descent from the Heaven of Thirty-Three (Trayastrimsa) back to earth, at Sankhasa, near Patna.
In order to repay his mother's kindness and to liberate her, the Lord Buddha spent 3 months teaching the Dharma in the Gods desire realms.

On this day, the effects of positive and negative actions are multiplied by 10 million times

22-Nov-14

9 / 30

Shakyamuni Buddha

New Moon

Positive actions are multiplied by 100 times

29-Nov-14

10 / 8

Medicine Buddha

Positive actions are multiplied by 100 times

December 2014

01-Dec-14

10 / 10

Guru Rinpoche
   (Padmasambhava)

Positive actions are multiplied by 100 times

06-Dec-14

10 / 15

Amitabha Buddha
   Full Moon

Positive actions are multiplied by 100 times

16-Dec-14

10 / 25

 

Anniversary of Je Tsongkhapa, the founder of the Geluk Lineage

21-Dec-14

10 / 30

Shakyamuni Buddha

New Moon

Anniversary of the 12th Karmapa Changchub Dorje

24-Dec-14

11 / 3

 

Anniversary of the 1st Karmapa, Dusum Khyenpa, the founder of the Karma Kagyu Lineage

25-Dec-14

11 / 4

 

Christmas Day & the birthday of Venerable Sonam Tenzin Rinpoche

26-Dec-14

11 / 5

 

Boxing Day

29-Dec-14

11 / 8

Medicine Buddha

Positive actions are multiplied by 100 times

31-Dec-14

11 / 10

Guru Rinpoche
   (Padmasambhava)

New Year's Eve