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Sakya Holy Days

The Four Great Holy Days:

1) Shakyamuni Buddha displayed miracles from the 1st to the 15th of the 1st Month.
2) [a] The Birth of Shakyamuni Buddha, 7th day of the 4th Month; [b] entering the womb, [c] attaining complete enlightenment at dawn, and [d] passing into parinirvana at dusk, all on the 15th day of the 4th Month.
3) The first turning of the Wheel of Dharma on the 4th day of the 6th Month.
4) The Descent from the Divine Realms; Shakyamuni agreed to descend on the 15th of the 9th Month and actually descended on the 22nd of the 9th Month.
The Six Holy Days of the month are the; 8th, 14th, 15th, 23rd, 29th and New Moon.
The Three Holy Days are the; Full Moon, New Moon and 8th day.
Solar and Lunar eclipses are auspicious.
Regular Monthly Special Days:
1st Day - Buddha Samadhipradharaja (Kshitigarbha Sutra).
3rd Day - Dharmapala Tsi'u Marpo.
8th and 29th Days - Medicine Buddha, (merit is increased one hundred-fold. Kshitigarbha Sutra).
8th, 14th, 23rd and 29th Days - Shri Hevajra.
9th, 19th and 29th Days - All Dharmapalas, Panjara Mahakala, Chaturmukha and the like.
10th Day - Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava).
10th and 25th Days - Vajrayogini.
14th Day - the Thousand and Two Buddhas (Kshitigarbha Sutra).
14th Day - Dharmapala Magzor Gyalmo, Shri Devi, Rabtanma and the like.
15th Day - All Peaceful Deities (merit is increased one hundred-fold. Kshitigarbha Sutra).
15th and 28th Days - Amitabha Buddha (Kshitigarbha Sutra).
21st Day - Avalokiteshvara (Kshitigarbha Sutra).
23rd Day - Vairochana Buddha (Kshitigarbha Sutra).
24th Day - Kshitagarbha (Kshitigarbha Sutra).
30th Day - Shakyamuni Buddha, (merit is increased one hundred-fold. Kshitigarbha Sutra).
1st Month
1st Month, 1st - 15th days - Shakyamuni Buddha displaying miracles.
1st Month, 3rd Day - Dragshul Tinley Rinchen.
1st Month, 21st Day - Gorampa Sonam Sengge.
1st Month, 21st Day - Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo.
1st Month, 26th Day - Birthday of Sakya Pandita Kunga Gyaltsen.

2nd Month
2nd Month, 8th Day - Yabje Kunga Rinchen of the Drolma Podrang.
2nd Month, 12th Day - Dragpa Gyaltsen.
2nd Month, 26nd Day - Jetsun Taranata.
2nd Month, 30th Day - Loter Wangpo.
2nd Month, 30th Day - Khangsar Jampa Sonam Zangpo.
2nd Month, 30th Day - Birthday of Thinley Rinpoche of the Phuntsok Podrang.

3rd Month, 18th Day - Sazang Pagpa Shonnu Lodro.
3rd Month, 18th Day - Dezhung Rinpoche.
3rd Month, 29th Day - Tharlam Mahasiddha Kunga Namgyal.
3rd Month, 29th Day - Luding Khenchen Jamyang Thupten Lungtog Gyaltsen.
3rd Month, 29th Day - Ngawang Legpa.

4th Month, 7th Day - Birth of Shakyamuni Buddha.
4th Month, 8th Day - Khenchen Ngawang Choedag.
4th Month, 12th Day - Khangsar Khenchen Lama Dampa.
4th Month, 15th Day - Shakyamuni Buddha's Enlightenment and Parinirvana Day.
4th Month, 23rd Day - Mahasiddha Virupa.
4th Month, 25th Day - Ngorchen Kunga Zangpo.

5th Month, 6th Day - Khyentse Chokyi Lodro.
5th Month, 21st Day - Jamyang Khyentse Wangchug.
5th Month, 21st Day - Mangto Ludrub Gyatso.

6th Month, 4th Day - Chokor Duchen - Shakyamuni's first sermon at Deer Park.
6th Month, 10th Day - Guru Rinpoche Padmasambhava.
6th Month, 10th Day - Sakya Lotsawa Kunga Sonam.
6th Month, 20th Day - Buton Rinchen Drub.
6th Month, 20th Day - Ngawang Tutop Wangchug.
6th Month, 25th Day - Lama Dampa Sonam Gyaltsen.
6th Month, 29th Day - Ngor Ponlop Jamyang Ngagwang Legdrub.

7th Month, 5th Day - Panchen Shakya Shribhadra.
7th month, 12th Day - Sakyapa Ngagchang Kunga Rinchen.
7th Month, 15th Day - Tsarchen Losal Gyatso.
7th Month, 15th Day - Zhuchen Tsultrim Rinchen.

8th Month, 21st Day - Birthday of H.H. Sakya Trizin.

9th Month, 4th Day - Dagchen Lodro Gyaltsen.
9th Month, 4th Day - Thartse Jampa Kunga Tenpa'i Gyaltsen.
9th Month, 14th Day - Bari Lotsawa.
9th Month, 14th Day - Khon Konchog Gyalpo.
9th Month, 14th Day - Sachen Kunga Nyingpo.
9th Month, 15th Day - Shakyamuni Buddha agrees to descend from the Divine Realms.
9th Month, 18th Day - Birthday of Jigdal Dagchen Sakya.
9th Month, 22nd Day - Lha Bab Duchen - Shakyamuni's Descent from the Divine Realms.

10th Month, 8th Day - Muchen Sempa Chenpo.
10th Month, 15th Day - Doring Kunpang Chenpo.
10th Month, 20th Day - Gyalse Togme.

11th Month, 11th Day - Lopon Sonam Tsemo.
11th Month, 14th Day - Sakya Pandita Kunga Gyaltsen.
11th Month, 22nd Day - Chogyal Pagpa.
11th Month, 22nd Day - Dezhung Ajam Rinpoche.

12th Month, 14th Day - Rongton Sheja Kunrig.
12th Month, 17th Day - Lochen Rinchen Zangpo.
12th Month, 17th Day - Tarlam Jamyang Losal.
12th Month, 25th Day - Khenchen Shonnu Lodro.

Jeff Watt 5-1995