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2020-Year of the Metal Rat


5 February 2019 Losar–Tibetan New Year of the Female Earth Pig
7 February 10th Anniversary of Parinirvana of His Holiness Mindrolling Trichen Rinpoche
13 February Commencement of 7-day Thukje Chenpo Drubchen Marking the Parinirvana of Kyabje Mindrolling Trichen
19 February Chotrul Düchen–Occasion of Great Miracles
30 March Commencement of 10-day Kagyed Drubchen
7 April Anniversary of Terdag Lingpa
14 April The Great Tse Chu Ceremony and Ritual Dances
18 May Commencement of 7–day Vajrasattva Drubcho
6 June Newly admitted monks join the monastery
17 June Saga Dawa–Day of Buddha Shakyamuni’s Enlightenment and Mahaparinirvana
1 July Anniversary of Jamgön Mipham Rinpoche
2 July Anniversary of Khenchen Ngawang Khyentse Norbu
6 July Birthday of H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama
9 July Commencement of 3-day Tel-da Tse Chu Ceremony
16 July Dzam Ling Chi Sang – Universal Prayer Day
1 August Celebration of the Buddha’s First Turning of the Wheel of Dharma
15 August Commencement of the 45-day Yarne Retreat
15 August Independence Day of India
02 September Tibet Democracy Day
24  September Commencement of 3-day Drubcho of the Dharmapalas
10 November Sacred Ritual Dance of Tsa Cham
14 November Commencement of 7-day Ka Ma’i Tshogchen Düpa Drupchö
19 November Lha Bab Dü Chen–Day of Buddha’s Descent from Devaloka
Commemoration of the inauguration day of the World Peace Stupa
2 December Commencement of 5-day Drubchö of the Three Great Protectors Gyalpo, Lha and Tsan
6 December Founder’s Day of the Mindrolling Shedra–Do Gyüd Lekshe Ling
10 December Commemoration day of the Nobel Peace Prize to H.H. the 14th Dalai
21 December Commencement of 3-day Guru Drakpo Tordok
23 December Commencement of 3-day Vajrakilaya Tordok
28 December Anniversary of Minling Chung Rinpoche
1 January New Year 2020
1-2 January Ngenpa Gu Dzom: Nine Bad Omens occurring together
6 January 54th Founder’s Day of Mindrolling Monastery in India
17 January Commencement of 7-Day Kagyed Thorol Druchö
26 January Commencement of the 30th 10-day Great Nyingma Monlam at Bodh Gaya
26 January Republic Day of India
11 February Anniversary of the Omniscient Longchen Rabjam
16 February Commencement of 7-day Yamantaka Tordok

Metal Earth Rat24 February is LOSAR 2020 —Tibetan New Year of the Metal Rat

Updated: 8 January 2020

Photo credit: Ritual dancers during drubchö at Mindrolling Monastery ©2015-2020 Mindrolling International

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