Buddhist Prayers for
Healing, Living & Dying

º Annual Activities º

Throughout the year, the monastery and nunnery perform certain activities according to the Tibetan lunar calendar. Many of these are related to removing obstacles from the previous year and gathering positive conditions for the new year. (See the activities starting from the Wrathful Padmasaṃbhava Pūjā and concluding with the Ocean of Amṛta Drubchen at Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling.)

Also of note are the four days commemorating significant events in the life of the Buddha: Chötrul Düchen, Saga Dawa Düchen, Chökhor Düchen and Lhabab Düchen. The effects of positive and negative actions are thought to be multiplied 10 million times on these days and are therefore very auspicious days to do spiritual practice, perform good deeds, sponsor prayers and make offerings.

The fourth month in the Tibetan lunar calendar is called Saga Dawa and is considered to be the most auspicious month of the year. It is also called the ‘Month of Merits’ and practitioners take extra care to perform meritorious deeds and avoid harmful actions during this time.  (See the activities starting from Fasting Retreat at Nagi Nunnery and concluding with the Anniversary of Mipham Rinpoche.) 

If you are unable to make an offering but would like to be included in the prayers, please send your name(s) to office@monlam.org.

º Wrathful Padmasaṃbhava Pūjā · Sidok Raksha Thötreng Drubchok Pūjā º

January 18 – 20, 2023 · Make an offering

º Ocean of Amṛta Drubchen at Nagi Nunnery · Ngakso Drubchen º

January 29 – February 6, 2023 · Make an offering

º Chöd Pūjā at Nagi Nunnery º

February 7, 2023 · Make an offering

º Vajrakilaya Pūjā and Lama Dances · Gutor Pūjā º

February 13 – 19, 2023 · Make an offering

º Anniversary of Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche º

February 14, 2023 · Make an offering

º Tibetan New Year Fragrant Smoke Pūjā · Losar Sangchöd Pūjā º

February 20, 2023 · Make an offering

º Tibetan New Year · Losar º

February 21, 2023 · Water Rabbit Year 2150 · Make an offering

º Annual Fish Release · Tse Thar º

February 25, 2023 · Make an offering

º White Amitāyus Drubchen · Tsekar Drubchen º

February 27 – March 7, 2023 · Make an offering

º Chötrul Düchen · Festival of Buddha’s Display of Miracles º

March 7, 2023 · Make an offering

º Annual Raising of Prayer Flags · Lungta º

March 26, 2023 · more information · Make an offering

º Ocean of Amṛta Drubchen at Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling · Ngakso Drubchen º 

March 29 – April 6, 2023 · more information · Make an offering

º Fasting Retreat at Nagi Nunnery · Nyungne º

May 19 – June 5, 2023 ·  more information · Make an offering

º Recitation of the Collected Words of the Buddha · Kangyur Dakdrok º

May 28 – May 31, 2023 · more information · Make an offering

º Saga Dawa Düchen · Festival of Buddha’s Birth, Enlightenment, and Parinirvāṇa º

June 4, 2023 · Padma Natesvar Avalokiteśvara (Pema Garwang) Pūjā · more information · Make an offering

º Jewel Garland of Chöd Feasts Pūjā · Tsokle Rinchen Trengwa Chöd Pūjā º

June 13, 2023  · more information · Make an offering

º Anniversary of Mipham Rinpoche · Mawey Senge Pūjā º

June 17, 2023 · more information · Make an offering

º Anniversary of Chokgyur Dechen Shikpo Lingpa · Kusum Rigdu Pūjā º

June 19, 2023 · more information · Make an offering

º Birthday of Guru Padmasaṃbhava · Thukdrup Trinley Gyepa Pūjā º

June 28, 2023 · more information · Make an offering

º Chökhor Düchen · Festival of Buddha’s Turning of the Wheel of the Dharma º

July 21, 2023 · Sampa Lhündrub Pūjā · more information · Make an offering

º Monastic Rainy Season Retreat at Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling · Yarney º

August 1 – September 14, 2023 · more information · Make an offering

º Monastic Rainy Season Retreat at Nagi Nunnery · Yarney º

August 1 – September 14, 2023 · more information · Make an offering

º Chanting the Collected Songs of Realization of the Kagyu Masters · Kagyu Gurtso º

August 31, 2023 · more information · Make an offering

º 3 Day Fasting Retreat at Nagi Nunnery · Nyungne º

October 21 – 23, 2023 · more information · Make an offering

º 3 Days of Shitro Narak Dongtruk Pūjā º

October 22 – 24, 2023 · more information ·  Make an offering

º Lhabab Düchen · Festival of Buddha’s Descent from Heaven º

November 4, 2023 · Thukdrub Gongpa Kündü Pūjā · more information · Make an offering

º Anniversary of Kyabje Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche · Ngakso Pūjā º

December 27, 2022 · Make an offering