Thursday, February 7, 2019

Important lunar practice day

I was repeatedly asked to give specific day in each month to do the deity practices. The following is the list of major lunar days as per Bhutanese /Tibetan calendar in each month that is auspicious to do various dharma practices.

3rd
·      Yoga Tantra 
·      Dharmapala Tsiu Marpo
·      Five Dakinis Practice (afternoon) 
·      White Tara Practice (morning) 

5th
·      Dakini Day (minor)

8th
·      Guru Rinpoche Day (minor) 
·      Medicine Buddha Day Tara Puja
·      Shri Hevajra
·      Gyalwa Gyatso - Red Chenrezig (morning)
·      Milarepa Guru Yoga (afternoon)

9th
·      All Dharmapalas (dharma protectors) (minor)

10th 
·      Daka/Heruka Day (Male Deities) Feast Day 
·      Heart Yoga Practice
·      Vajrayogini
·      Guru Rinpoche (afternoon)

13th
·      12 Guardian Deity Offerings 
·      Purification (minor) Prayer-Flag day 
·      Fire Puja - Purification

14th
·      Shri Hevajra
·      The 1002 Buddhas (Kshitagarbha Sutra)
·      Dharmapala Magzor Gyalmo, Shri Devi 
·      Sojung (confession practice) (3 a.m.)

15th
·      Amitabha Buddha Day/Full Moon Day
·      Chakrasamvara Practice (morning) 
·      Full Moon Assembly
·      All Peaceful Deities
·      Amitabha Buddha
·      Drikung Phowa Practice Chakrasmvara (morning)
·      Thang Lha (local deity) Afternoon

18th
·      One of the Four Guardians Kings 
·      Mahakala

19th
·      Medicine Buddha
·      All Dharmapalas (protectors) (minor)

21st
·      Chenresik

23rd
·      Tara/Healing (major)
·      Vajravarahi Practice
·      Shri Hevajra
·      Vairochana Buddha
·      Green Tara (long form) (morning) 
·      Vajrayogini (short form) (afternoon) 

24th
·      Kshitagarbha Sutra

25th
·      Dakini Day (Female Deities) Feast Day 
·      Heart Yoga Practice
·      Vajrayogini
·      Guru Rinpoche (morning)
·      Vajrayogini (long form) (afternoon)

27th
·      Purification

28th
·      Purification
·      Amitabha Buddha

29th
·      Dharma Protector Day (major) 
·      Medicine Buddha
·      Shri Hevajra
·      All Dharmapalas (protectors) 
·      Sojung (confession practice) 
·      Dharmapala Day
·      Mahakala (all day)
·      Kunrik (purification practice) (3 a.m.)

30th
·      Buddha Day, Reading of Sutras 
·      Vairochana Practice
·      Shakyamuni Buddha (100-fold merit) 
·      Sojung (confession practice) 
·      Drikung Phowa Practice

Hopefully, you all will undertake to do some specific dharma practice on the above days for the wellbeing of all sentient beings.  


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