Auspicious Days for Performing Virtuous Action, 2016

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.

Dates selected from 2016 Nitartha “Complete Tibetan Calendar 2016 Fire Monkey Year”

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Solar Eclipse Days

Wednesday March 9 (Total)

Thursday Sept. 1 (Annular)

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Lunar Eclipse Days

Wednesday March 23 (Penumbral)

Friday Sept. 16 (Penumbral)

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Drubjor (Attainment of Success) Days

Wednesday February 3

Monday February 8
 

Friday. March 11

Thursday May 12

Thursday June 9
 

Saturday July 2

Wednesday July 6

Tuesday August 23
 
Sunday, September 4
 

Wednesday November 2

Monday November 7
 
Monday December 5

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Four Great Occasions (Duchen)

Chotrul Duchen (Buddha’s Performance of Miracles): Monday, February 22

Saka Dawa Duchen (Buddha’s Birth, Enlightenment, Death): Saturday May 21

Chokhor Duchen (Buddha’s First Teaching): Friday July 8

Lhabab Duchen (Buddha’s Descent from Heaven): Saturday, October 22

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Other Astrological dates 2016

Days for Taking Sojong Vows

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New Moon

Saturday January 9

Monday February 8 (also Drubjor)

Wednesday March 9

Thursday April 7

Friday May 6

Sunday June 5

Monday July 4

Tuesday August 2

Thursday September 1

Friday September 30

Sunday October 30

Tuesday November 29

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Full Moon

Sunday January 24

Monday February 22 (also Chotrul Duchen)

Wednesday March 23

Friday April 22

Saturday May 21 (also Saka Dawa Duchen)

Monday June 20

Tuesday July 19

Thursday August 18

Friday September 16

Sunday October 16

Monday November 14

Wednesday December 14

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Days When One Should Not Raise New Prayer Flags

Thursday January 7

Monday January 10

Friday January 22

Wednesday February 3

Wednesday February 17

Tuesday March 1

Tuesday March 15

Sunday March 27

Monday April 11

Saturday April 23

Thursday May 5

Saturday May 7

Thursday May 19

Tuesday May 31

Wednesday June 15

Monday June 27

Monday July 11

Saturday July 23

Saturday August 6

Friday August 19

Tuesday August 30

Friday September 2

Wednesday September 14

Sunday September 25

Tuesday October 11

Saturday October 22 (also Lhabab Duchen)

Sunday November 6

Friday November 18

Saturday December 3

Thursday, December 15

Tuesday, December 27

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