Buddha Weekly Monthly Dharma Dates
As part of our mission to Spread the Dharma, we've tried to publicize important Dharma practice dates across all the traditions — Theravada, Mahayana and Vajrayana over the last ten years. We've diligently attempted to convert all lunar dates to western calendar dates for ease-of-use. Lunar calendars can be confusing — especially since there are three systems: lunisiderial, lunisolar, and pure lunar.
SUNDAY SEPT 4
Tara Puja Day
Lunar 7th month 8th Day
Recommended by Lama Zopa for Tara Pujas. Also good for Medicine Buddha Pujas.
MONDAY SEPT 5
Guru Rinpoche Day
Lunar 7th month 10th Day
NOTE: The 9th Day is absent in this lunar month per Tibetan astrology.
MONDAY SEPT 7
His Holiness Sakya Trichen's Birthday
Lunar 7th month 12th Day
HAPPY BIRTHDAY and long life wishes to His Holiness. May he live long. May all beings benefit.
SUNDAY SEPT 10
Lunar 7th month 15th Day
Full moon recommended for all practices, and especially Medicine Buddha and Tara.
Annual Grand Vajrakilaya Drubcho
Held annually from the 11th day of the 7th lunar month for eleven consecutive days. During this Drubcho, in the Sakya lineage select monks are graded individually on their performances as chant masters leading the Vajrakilaya Drubcho.
TUESDAY SEPT 20
Lunar 7th month 25th Day
Dakini Tsog (Tsok)
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 24
Dharma Protector Day
Lunar 7th month 29th Day
29th of Tibetan Lunar month is dedicated to Protector Pujas.
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 30
Lunar 7th month 30th Day
New moon is good for all practices.