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Publication: Anniversaries of the Tibetan Lunar Calendar

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In the Tibetan Lunar Calendar the full moon falls on the 15th day and the new moon on the 30th day. Occasionally there are discrepencies when calculating between the lunar calendar and the western solar calendar. In the lunar calendar this is rectified by adding additional days or dropping days from the calendar month as needed, or every few years by adding an additional 13th month into the year. By counting forward or backward from the full moon day the correct Tibetan Lunar day is calculated.

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1st Month, 1st - 15th days - Shakyamuni Buddha displaying miracles.
1st Month, 1st Day - Anniversary of the 6th Dzogchen Rinpoche, Jigdral Changchub Dorje.
1st Month, 3rd Day - Anniversary of Dragshul Tinley Rinchen.
1st Month, 5th Day - Anniversary of the 1st Dzogchen Rinpoche, Pema Rigdzin.
1st Month, 5th Day - Anniversary of Rigdzin Kunzang Sherab.
1st Month, 10th Day - Anniversary of Terton Sogyal, Lerab Lingpa.
1st Month, 13th Day - Anniversary of the 1st Dodrupchen, Jigme Trinle Ozer.
1st Month, 14th Day - Anniversary of Jetsun Milarepa, Zhepa Dorje.
1st Month, 15th Day - Anniversary of Garab Dorje.
1st Month, 15th Day - Anniversary of Marpa Lotsawa.
1st Month, 21st Day - Anniversary of Gorampa Sonam Sengge.
1st Month, 21st Day - Anniversary of Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo.
1st Month, 26th Day - Birthday of Sakya Pandita Kunga Gyaltsen.

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2nd Month, 2nd Day - Anniversary of Orgyan Terdag Lingpa.
2nd Month, 5th Day - Anniversary of Jamyang Shepe Dorje Ngagwang Tsondru.
2nd Month, 8th Day - Anniversary of Yabje Kunga Rinchen of the Drolma Podrang.
2nd Month, 10th Day - Anniversary of Guru Shakya Sengge.
2nd Month, 10th Day - Anniversary of Guru Loden Chogse.
2nd Month, 15th Day - Anniversary of Gyalton Rinpoche.
2nd Month, 12th Day - Anniversary of Jetsun Dragpa Gyaltsen.
2nd Month, 20th Day - Anniversary of Do Khyentse Yeshe Dorje.
2nd Month, 26nd Day - Anniversary of Jetsun Taranata, Kunga Nyingpo.
2nd Month, 30th Day - Anniversary of Jamyang Loter Wangpo.
2nd Month, 30th Day - Anniversary of Khangsar Jampa Sonam Zangpo.


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3rd Month, 16th Day - Anniversary of Terton Migyur Dorje.
3rd Month, 18th Day - Anniversary of Sazang Pagpa Shonnu Lodro.
3rd Month, 18th Day - Anniversary of Dezhung Rinpoche.
3rd Month, 25th Day - Anniversary of the Great Fifth Dalai Lama.
3rd Month, 29th Day - Anniversary of Tarlam Mahasiddha Kunga Namgyal.
3rd Month, 29th Day - Ann. of Luding Khenchen Jamyang Tupten Lungtok Gyaltsen.
3rd Month, 29th Day - Anniversary of Gaton Ngagwang Legpa.
3rd Month, 30th Day - Anniversary of Terton Sanggye Lingpa.

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4th Month, 7th Day - Birth of Shakyamuni Buddha.
4th Month, 8th Day - Anniversary of Khenchen Ngagwang Chodag.
4th Month, 12th Day - Anniversary of Khangsar Khenchen Lama Dampa.
4th Month, 15th Day - Shakyamuni Buddha's Enlightenment and Parinirvana Day.
4th Month, 18th Day - Anniversary of Patrul Rinpoche.
4th Month, 23rd Day - Anniversary of Mahasiddha Virupa.
4th Month, 25th Day - Anniversary of Drigung Jigten Sumgon.
4th Month, 25th Day - Anniversary of Ngorchen Kunga Zangpo.
4th Month, 29th Day - Anniversary of Jamgon Mipam Rinpoche.
4th Month, 18th Day - Anniversary of Nyala Pema Duddul.

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5th Month, 1st Day - Anniversary of Terchen Chogyur Lingpa.
5th Month, 6th Day - Anniversary of Jamyang Khyentse Chokyi Lodro.
5th Month, 17th Day - Anniversary of Nyoshul Lungtok.
5th Month, 19th Day - Anniversary of Khenpo Ngagchung.
5th Month, 21st Day - Anniversary of Jamyang Khyentse Wangchug.
5th Month, 21st Day - Anniversary of Mangto Ludrup Gyatso.
5th Month, 24th Day - Anniversary of Lungtog Shedrup Tenpe Nyima.

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6th Month, 4th Day - Chokor Duchen - Shakyamuni's first sermon at Deer Park.
6th Month, 10th Day - Anniversary of Guru Padmasambhava.
6th Month, 10th Day - Anniversary of Guru Tsokye Dorje.
6th Month, 10th Day - Anniversary of Guru Sengge Dradog.
6th Month, 10th Day - Anniversary of Sakya Lotsawa Kunga Sonam.
6th Month, 10th Day - Anniversary of the 3rd Karmapa, Rangjung Dorje.
6th Month, 15th Day - Anniversary of Gampopa.
6th Month, 20th Day - Anniversary of Buton Rinchen Drub.
6th Month, 20th Day - Anniversray of Ngagwang Tutop Wangchug.
6th Month, 25th Day - Anniversary of Lama Dampa Sonam Gyaltsen.
6th Month, 29th Day - Anniversary of Ngor Ponlop Jamyang Ngagwang Legdrub.

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7th Month, 5th Day - Anniversary of Panchen Shakya Shribhadra.
7th Month, 10th Day - Anniversary of Jomo Menmo.
7th month, 12th Day - Anniversary of Sakyapa Ngagchang Kunga Rinchen.
7th Month, 15th Day - Anniversary of Trapa Ngonshe's discovery of the Gyu Shi.
7th Month, 15th Day - Anniversary of Tsarchen Losal Gyatso.
7th Month, 15th Day - Anniversary of Kunkhyen Pema Karpo.
7th Month, 15th Day - Anniversary of Zhuchen Tsultrim Rinchen.
7th Month, 25th Day - Anniversary of Pagmodrupa.

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8th Month, 10th Day - Anniversary of Guru Nyima Ozer.
8th Month, 19th Day - Anniversary of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.
8th Month, 25th Day - Anniversary of Rigdzin Kumaradza.
8th Month, 25th Day - Anniversary of Rigdzin Tsewang Norbu.

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9th Month, 3rd Day - Anniversary of Rigdzin Jigme Lingpa.
9th Month, 4th Day - Anniversary of Dagchen Lodro Gyaltsen.
9th Month, 4th Day - Anniversary of Tartse Jampa Kunga Tenpai Gyaltsen.
9th Month, 9th Day - Anniversary of the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa, Rangjung Rigpa'i Dorje.
9th Month, 14th Day - Anniversary of Kedrub Khyungpo Naljor.
9th Month, 14th Day - Anniversary of Bari Lotsawa Rinchen Drag.
9th Month, 14th Day - Anniversary of the 1st Sakya Tridzin, Khon Konchog Gyalpo.
9th Month, 14th Day - Anniversary of Sachen Kunga Nyingpo.
9th Month, 15th Day - Shakyamuni Buddha agrees to descend from the Divine Realms.
9th Month, 22nd Day - Lha Bab Duchen - Shakyamuni's Descent from the Divine Realms.
9th Month, 25th Day - Anniversary of Adzom Drugpa.

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10th Month, 8th Day - Anniversary of Muchen Sempa Chenpo.
10th Month, 10th Day - Anniversary of Pema Jungne.
10th Month, 15th Day - Anniversary of Doring Kunpang Chenpo.
10th Month, 20th Day - Anniversary of Gyalse Togme.
10th Month, 24th Day - Anniversary of Chamchen Choje, Shakya Yeshe.
10th Month, 25th Day - Anniversary of Je Tsongkapa, Lobzang Dragpa.

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11th Month, 10th Day - Anniversary of Guru Dorje Drolo.
11th Month, 11th Day - Anniversary of Lobpon Sonam Tsemo.
11th Month, 14th Day - Anniversary of Sakya Pandita Kunga Gyaltsen.
11th Month, 14th Day - Anniversary of Taglung Tangpa Chenpo.
11th Month, 22nd Day - Anniversary of Drogon Chogyal Pagpa.
11th Month, 22nd Day - Anniversary of Dezhung Ajam Rinpoche.
11th Month, 26th Day - Anniversary of Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Taye.

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12th Month, 3rd Day - Ann. of the 1st Chetsang Rinpoche, Drigung Konchog Ratna.
12th Month, 10th Day - Anniversary of Guru Pema Gyalpo.
12th Month, 14th Day - Anniversary of Rongton Sheja Kunrig.
12th Month, 17th Day - Anniversary of Lochen Rinchen Zangpo.
12th Month, 17th Day - Anniversary of Tarlam Jamyang Losal.
12th Month, 18th Day - Anniversary of Kunkhyen Longchen Rabjam.
12th Month, 18th Day - Ann. of the 1st Chungtsang, Drigung Rigdzin Chokyi Dragpa.
12th Month, 25th Day - Anniversary of Khenchen Shonnu Lodro.

Jeff Watt 7-1996