Auspicious Days for Practicing Generosity 2015

Losar Mahakala 2015: The Gutor Shrine. Photo, Torma Movie

According to Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche, the Four Great Occasions (holy days related to events in the life of the historical Buddha), the solar and lunar eclipse days and the days called Drubjor (Attainment of Success) are excellent days for performing virtuous actions, as the merit of those actions multiplies a great deal on those days.

Auspicious Days for Giving, 2015

Dates selected from Nitartha “Complete Tibetan Calendar”


Solar Eclipse Days

Friday March 20

Sunday Sept. 13


Lunar Eclipse Days

Saturday April 4

Monday Sept. 28


Drubjor (Attainment of Success) Days

Sunday March 8

Sunday April 5

Wednesday May 6

Monday May 11

Friday June 12

Tuesday June 16

Saturday July 11

Saturday Aug. 8

Thursday Sept. 10

Sunday Dec. 6


Four Great Occasions (Duchen)

Chotrul Duchen (Buddha’s Performance of Miracles): Thursday, March 5

Saka Dawa Duchen (Buddha’s Birth, Enlightenment, Death): Tuesday June 2

Chokhor Duchen (Buddha’s First Teaching): Monday July 20

Lhabab Duchen (Buddha’s Descent from Heaven): Tuesday November 3


Other Astrological Dates, 2015

Days for Taking Sojong Vows


New Moon

Wednesday Feb. 18

Friday March 20 (also Vernal Equinox)

Saturday April 18

Monday May 18

Tuesday June 16

Thursday July 16

Friday Aug. 14

Sunday Sept. 13

Tuesday Oct. 13

Wednesday Nov. 11

Friday Dec. 11


Full Moon

Tuesday Feb. 3

Thursday March 5

Saturday April 4

Monday May 4

Tuesday June 2

Thursday July 2

Friday July 31

Saturday Aug. 29

Monday Sept. 28

Tuesday Oct. 27

Wednesday Nov. 25

Friday Dec. 25


Days When One Should Not Raise New Prayer Flags

Saturday Feb. 14

Saturday Feb. 28

Thursday March 12

Thursday March 26

Wednesday April 8

Wednesday April 22

Tuesday May 5

Saturday May 16

Tuesday May 19

Sunday May 31

Friday June 26

Wednesday July 8

Thursday July 23

Tuesday Aug. 4

Tuesday Aug. 18

Sunday Aug. 30

Friday Sept. 11

Monday Sept. 14

Saturday Sept. 26

Wednesday Oct.7

Tuesday Nov. 3

Wednesday Nov. 18

Sunday Nov. 29

Monday Dec. 15

Saturday Dec. 26

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