Important Buddha Dharma Dates for December, 2023

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    Virtuous and auspicious Dharma Days are an important way to create merit supportive of Dharma Practice. The lunar and annual Dharma Dates, by tradition, amplify the merit of all Dharma activities.

    According to Lama Zopa Rinpoche, based on the Vinaya text Treasure of Quotations and Logic, “karmic results are multiplied one hundred million times.”

    Buddha Weekly Dharma Dates in first week Dec 2023 Buddhism
    Dharma Dates for Dec 2023.

     

    Whether you take that as literal — many of us do — or symbolic of the importance of these days, it is auspicious for Buddhist practitioners to honor the special days. The full calendar of Dharma Dates is always available on our Dharma Dates Page>>

    Buddha Weekly Lama Tsongkhapa Day Ganden Ngamchoe Dec 7 2023 Buddhism

    December 7, 2023

    Annual Lama Tsongkhapa Day

    Ganden Ngamchoe

    Anniversary of Lama Tsongkhapa’s Parinirvana

    On the Tibetan Calendar Month 10, 25th Day, year 2150 is the day we celebrate and honor the great Enlightened Being Lama Tsongkhapa — the anniversary of his Paranirvana!

    Traditionally a day of light offerings, there are many other practices one can do to celebrate, and create merit, on this special day.

    Read more about this important day>>

     

    Dakini Day and Tsog Dec 7

     

    December 7

    Monthly Dakini Day

    and Tsog Offering

    Dakini Tsog (Tsok) is always offered and celebrated on the 25th day of each lunar month in Vajrayana Buddhist traditions, celebrating the feminine energy of wisdom, and is a commitment for Highest Yoga Tantra practitioners — especially sacred for practitioners of Vajrayogini or Chittamani Tara. Devoted Buddhists will celebrate with a Tsok (Tsog), a feast including food, singing, a group (or single) sadhana full of sound and celebration.

    Read more about Dakini Days!

     

    Bodhi Day Awakening Day Dec 8 2023

    December 8

    Bodhi Day

    Awakening Day!

    Bodhi Day is the precious day we celebrate Gautama Shakyamuni Buddha’s Enlightenment, primarily in Mahayana Buddhist traditions. Although it is, perhaps, the most important day of the Buddhist calendar — celebrating the ultimate goal of the path, Enlightenment — it is a quiet day in most traditions. It is meant to be a day of contemplation, practice, and purification. For this reason, there are no parades or fireworks.

    Read more about Bodhi Day!

     

    New Moon Dec 12 2023

     

    December 12

    New Moon

    Auspicious for All Practices

    New Moon dates are the 30th of the Tibetan month and are considered auspicious and meritorious for all practices, especially Tara, Medicine Buddha, Chenrezig Avalokiteshvara, Shakyamuni Buddha or other Sadhanas, Pujas and Offerings.

     

     

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