September Dharma Dates 2022 — Meritorious Practice Days and Events

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    SEPTEMBER 2022

    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.

    Chittamani Tara's face, a detail from a painting by Jampay Dorje (Ben Christian).

    Tara Puja Day

    Lunar 7th month 8th Day

    Recommended by Lama Zopa for Tara Pujas. Also good for Medicine Buddha Pujas.

    Guru Rinpoche Padmasambhava.

    Guru Rinpoche Day

    Lunar 7th month 10th Day

    NOTE: The 9th Day is absent in this lunar month per Tibetan astrology.

    His Holiness the Sakya Trizin often offers initiation in Black Manjushri.

    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.

    Buddha statue against a full moon.

    Medicine Buddha

    Lunar 7th month 15th Day

    Full moon recommended for all practices, and especially Medicine Buddha and Tara.

    September 6-16

    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.


    Dakini Day

    Lunar 7th month 25th Day

    Dakini Tsog (Tsok)

    Black Mahakala is the most iconic of the wrathful Enlightened Deities. He is a ferocious emanation of the Buddha of Compassion Avalokiteshvara or Chenrezig.

    Dharma Protector Day

    Lunar 7th month 29th Day

    29th of Tibetan Lunar month is dedicated to Protector Pujas.


    New Moon

    Lunar 7th month 30th Day

    New moon is good for all practices.

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    Lee Kane

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    Lee Kane is the editor of Buddha Weekly, since 2007. His main focuses as a writer are mindfulness techniques, meditation, Dharma and Sutra commentaries, Buddhist practices, international perspectives and traditions, Vajrayana, Mahayana, Zen. He also covers various events.
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