A Tibetan Calendar comes from Buddha’teachings of Vinaya and Kalachakra tantric teachings and includes some astrology. Without misinterpretation it provides Buddhists days for practicing and offering tsog. Click for further explanation of the Tibetan Calendar.
These are the most powerful days to accumulate virtue. Guru Rinpoche and all the Buddhas promised us that if we offer on these auspicious days (Wheel days ) they will really come to you and you will receive more powerful blessings. Unique to Vajrayana are the celebrations of Guru Rinpoche and Dakini Days.
If you don’t offer tsog twice a month then vajrana practice is far from you. Because we have unkowningly broken our samayas, this is our opportunity to offer generosity, purify and accumulate merit. Lacking mindfulness and overpowered by carelessness, I have not persevered in meditation, and I have been distracted during mantra recitation.
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Concerning the root samaya of body, speech and mind, overpowered by my lack of awareness, both knowingly and unknowingly, I have transgressed my teacher’s words and contradicted the vows, any practitioner who has allowed samaya to deteriorate should not be associated with, even for an instant, although stated in the scriptures, this is difficult to adhere to. The secret path is difficult to define, and so hard to understand clearly. Lacking omniscience, it is difficult to discern who is at fault.
Obstacles. Breaking samaya is a serious matter. For example, someone sick with sexual disease can infect many other people. But this person is a physical danger to himself and others in only one lifetime. But breaking samaya can bring negative effects to the perpetrator and others for many lifetimes.
The new and full moon and the Buddha medicine day are special days that come from Mahayana teachings. Every month on Guru Rinpoche day we offer the Shower of Blessings tsog offering. This sadhana was composed by Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche and edited by Dungse Rinpoche.
Every Full Moon we practice the Essence of Siddhi (Rangjung Pema Nyingthig), a short daily practice. Dakini Day time practices of (Yeshe Tsogyal Guru Yoga Tsog Offering sadhana revealed by Kyabje Khyentse Rinpoche Terama ) New moon is Buddha Shakmuniy day practice of the Treasure Blessing Buddha Sadhana by Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche.
May all the precious masters, the splendor of the doctrine, reach everywhere like the sky. May they shine on everyone like the sun and moon, and may their lives be firm like mountains. For more information on any of these events, if you have wish, contact us, firstname.lastname@example.org
Every relative phenomenon from moment to moment is always changing because of impermanence. Even our dear body is like a hotel and our mind is guest which one day will leave beyond of body, consciousness gone. If we recognize the nature of impermanence then why do we remain attached? Attachment produces sadness.
Every being has suffering but a different kind of suffering. Just like shit; it doesn’t matter how beautiful, handsome, rich, or ugly, all shit is the same – no quality. In the same way every living being has suffering.
Nagarjuna said: “Know that the mind is just like a painting on water, sand, or stone. The emotionally tainted mind belongs to the first. The last and the best is to desire the quest for life’s meaning.”