Auspicious Days 2017

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 2017

 Dates selected from Nitartha “Complete Tibetan Calendar”


Solar Eclipse Days

Sunday, February 26 (annular)

Monday, August 21 (total)


Lunar Eclipse Days

Friday, February 10 (penumbral)

Monday, August 7 (partial)


Drubjor (Attainment of Success) Days

Friday, January 6

Saturday, February 4

Thursday, March 9

Sunday, June 4

Wednesday, August 2

Monday, August 7

Monday, September 4

Tuesday, October 10

Friday, December 2

Thursday, December 7


Four Great Occasions (Duchen)

Chotrul Duchen (Buddha’s Performance of Miracles): Sunday, March 12

Saka Dawa Duchen (Buddha’s Birth, Enlightenment, Death): Friday, June 9

Chokhor Duchen (Buddha’s First Teaching): Thursday, July 21

Lhabab Duchen (Buddha’s Descent from Heaven): Friday, November 10


Other Astrological Dates, 2017

Days for Taking Sojong Vows


New Moon

Saturday, January 28

Sunday, February 26

Tuesday, March 28

Wednesday, April 26

Thursday, May 25

Saturday, June 24

Sunday, July 23

Monday, August 21

Wednesday, September 20

Thursday, October 19

Saturday, November 18

Monday, December 18


Full Moon

Thursday, January 12

Saturday, February 11

Sunday, March 12

Tuesday, April 11

Wednesday, May 10

Friday, June 9

Sunday, July 9

Monday, August 7

Wednesday, September 6

Thursday, October 5

Saturday November 4

Sunday, December 3


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