Pema Lingpa Treasure Nyingma Buddhist Meditation Centre of British Columbia
Under the direction of His Holiness Gangteng Tulku Rinpoche
Resident Teacher Lopon Sangay Yeshi
 
 
 
 
 
September 2018
 
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 1 { lunar 21 M:7 }
 
 Meditation
 and Teachings
 various practices
 
 Chinese Translator
 7:00 PM
 
2 { lunar 22 }
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3 { lunar 23 }
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4 { lunar 24 }
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
{ lunar 25 }
 
Dakini Tsok
 
6:00 PM
 
1050 Finlayson
 
 
GT
6 { lunar 26 }
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 7 { lunar 28 }
 
 VANCOUVER
 
 Teaching and Meditation
 
 Time: TBA
 
 Ask Cody for Information

 
 8 { lunar 29 }
 
 VANCOUVER
 
 Teaching and Meditation
 
 Time: TBA
 
 Ask Cody for Information

 
 9 { lunar 30 }
 Di Zang Pu Sa
 Anniversary
 7:30 pm
 1050 Finlayson
 Chinese
 Translator
 
 New Moon:
 11:02 AM
Sai Nyingpo
10 { lunar 1 M:8 }
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
11 { lunar 2 }
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
12 { lunar 3 }
Meditation
6:00 PM

In Fairfield
 
phone:
250 883 8840
778 977 0504
GT
13 { lunar 4 }
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
14 { lunar 5 }
Shamata
Meditation
7:00 PM
 
at
1050
Finlayson St.
 
GT
 15 { lunar 6 }
 
 Meditation
 and Teachings
 various practices
 
 Chinese Translator
 7:00 PM
 
 
16 { lunar 7 }
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
17 { lunar 8 }
 
Amitayuus
Meditation
7:00 PM
 
1050 Finlayson;
 
AM
18 { lunar 9 }
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
19 { lunar 10 }
 
Guru Rinpoche
Tsok
 
6:00 PM
 
1050 Finlayson
 
GT
20 { lunar 11 }
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
21 { lunar 12 }
Shamata
Meditation
7:00 PM
 
at
1050
Finlayson St.
 
GT
 22 { lunar 13 }
 
 VANCOUVER
 
 Teaching and Meditation
 
 Time: TBA
 
 Ask Cody for Information

 
 23 { lunar 14 }
 
 VANCOUVER
 
 Teaching and Meditation
 
 Time: TBA
 
 Ask Cody for Information

 
 24 { lunar 15 }
 
 VANCOUVER
 
 Teaching and Meditation
 
 Time: TBA
 
 Ask Cody for Information

 Full Moon: 7:54 PM
 25 { lunar 15 }
 Buddha
 Sakyamuni
 Tsok
 11:00 AM
 1050 Finlayson
 
 
 
 
SB
26 { lunar 16 }
Meditation
6:00 PM

In Fairfield
 
phone:
250 883 8840
778 977 0504
GT
27 { lunar 17 }
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
28 { lunar 18 }
Shamata
Meditation
7:00 PM
 
at
1050
Finlayson St.
 
GT
 29 { lunar 19 }
 
 Meditation
 and Teachings
 various practices
 
 Chinese Translator
 7:00 PM
 
 
30 { lunar 21 }
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Top  Bottom
October 2018
 
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1 { lunar 22 M:8 }
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2 { lunar 23 }
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
{ lunar 24 }
Meditation
6:00 PM

In Fairfield
 
phone:
250 883 8840
778 977 0504
GT
{ lunar 25 }
 
Dakini Tsok
 
6:00 PM
 
1050 Finlayson
 
 
GT
{ lunar 26 }
Shamata
Meditation
7:00 PM
 
at
1050
Finlayson St.
 
GT
 6 { lunar 27 }
 
 Meditation
 and Teachings
 various practices
 
 Chinese Translator
 7:00 PM
 
 
7 { lunar 28 }
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
{ lunar 29 }
Mahakala
Practice
 
4:30 PM
 
1050 Finlayson
New Moon:
8:47 PM
Prot
{ lunar 30 }
 
Amitabha
Meditation
7:00 PM
 
1050 Finlayson
 
 
AM
10 { lun 1 M:9 }
Meditation
6:00 PM

In Fairfield
 
phone:
250 883 8840
778 977 0504
GT
13 { lunar 4 }
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
12 { lunar 3 }
Shamata
Meditation
7:00 PM
 
at
1050
Finlayson St.
 
GT
 13 { lunar 4 }
 
 Meditation
 and Teachings
 various practices
 
 Chinese Translator
 7:00 PM
 
 
14 { lunar 5 }
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
15 { lunar 6 }
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
16 { lunar 7 }
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
17 { lunar 8 }
 
Amitayuus
Meditation
7:00 PM
 
1050 Finlayson;
 
AM
18 { lunar 9 }
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
19 { lunar 10 }
 
Guru Rinpoche
Tsok
 
6:00 PM
 
1050 Finlayson
 
GT
 20 { lunar 11 }
 
 Meditation
 and Teachings
 various practices
 
 Chinese Translator
 7:00 PM
 
 
21 { lunar 12 }
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
22 { lunar 13 }
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
23 { lunar 14 }
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 24 { lunar 15 }
 Buddha
 Sakyamuni
 Tsok
 11:00 AM
 1050 Finlayson
 
 
 Full Moon:
 9:47 AM
SB
25 { lunar 16 }
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
26 { lunar 17 }
Shamata
Meditation
7:00 PM
 
at
1050
Finlayson St.
 
GT
 27 { lunar 18 }
 
 Meditation
 and Teachings
 various practices
 
 Chinese Translator
 7:00 PM
 
 
28 { lunar 19 }
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
29 { lunar 20 }
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
30 { lunar 21 }
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 31 { lunar 22 }
 Buddha
 Sakyamuni
 Lhabab Duchen
 Descent from
 Tushita
 7:00 pm
 
 1050 Finlayson
SB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Top  Bottom
November 2018
 
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1 { lunar 23 M:9 }
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
{ lunar 25 }
 
Dakini Tsok
 
6:00 PM
 
1050 Finlayson
 
 
GT
3 { lunar 26 }
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4 { lunar 27 }
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
5 { lunar 28 }
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
6 { lunar 29 }
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
7 { lunar 30 }
 
 
 
 
 
 
New Moon:
8:02 AM
8 { lunar 1 M:10 }
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
9 { lunar 2 }
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
10 { lunar 3 }
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
11 { lunar 4 }
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
12 { lunar 5 }
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
13 { lunar 6 }
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
14 { lunar 7 }
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
15 { lunar 8 }
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
16 { lunar 9 }
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
17 { lunar 9 }
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
18 { lunar 10 }
 
Guru Rinpoche
Tsok
 
11:30 AM
 
1050 Finlayson
 
GT
19 { lunar 11 }
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
20 { lunar 12 }
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
21 { lunar 13 }
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
22 { lunar 14 }
 
 
 
 
 
 
Full Moon:
9:41 PM
23 { lunar 15 }
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
24 { lunar 16 }
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
25 { lunar 17 }
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
26 { lunar 19 }
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
27 { lunar 20 }
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
28 { lunar 21 }
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
29 { lunar 22 }
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
30 { lunar 23 }
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Top  Bottom
December 2018
 
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1 { lunar 24 M:10 }
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
{ lunar 25 }
 
Dakini Tsok
 
11:30 AM
 
1050 Finlayson
 
 
GT
3 { lunar 26 }
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4 { lunar 27 }
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
5 { lunar 28 }
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
6 { lunar 29 }
 
 
 
 
 
 
New Moon:
11:21 PM
7 { lunar 30 }
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
8 { lunar 1 M:11 }
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
9 { lunar 2 }
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
10 { lunar 3 }
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
11 { lunar 4 }
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
12 { lunar 5 }
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
13 { lunar 6 }
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
14 { lunar 7 }
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
15 { lunar 8 }
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
16 { lunar 9 }
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 17 { lunar 10 }
 Birthday of
 Gangteng Tulku
 Rinpoche
 6:00 PM
 1050 Finlayson
 Guru
 Rinpoche
 Tsok
GangtengTulkuRinpoche
18 { lunar 11 }
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
19 { lunar 12 }
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
20 { lunar 13 }
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
21 { lunar 14 }
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
22 { lunar 15 }
 
 
 
 
 
 
Full Moon:
9:50 AM
23 { lunar 16 }
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
24 { lunar 17 }
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
25 { lunar 18 }
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
26 { lunar 19 }
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
27 { lunar 20 }
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
28 { lunar 21 }
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
29 { lunar 23 }
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
30 { lunar 24 }
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
31 { lunar 25 }
 
Dakini Tsok
 
6:00 PM
 
1050 Finlayson
 
 
GT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 The astrologically modified lunar days (a day removed or doubled occasionally) published in this calendar are taken from the on-line   Bhutanese Calendar
 
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 Monthly Practices by the Lunar Calendar
 

 
   8  Amitayuus Practice and Medicine Buddha Practice
 10  Guru Rinpoche Tsok
 15  Buddha Sakyamuni tsok
 25  Dakini Tsok
 29  Mahakala Practice
 30  Amitabha Practice

 
   Annual Holidays at the Pema Lingpa Treasure Nyingma Buddhist Centre  
     

 
 1   Losar Buddhist New Year - 1st two days of the first lunar month
 2   Pema Lingpa Liberation Day - 3rd day of the lunar year
 3   Buddha's Performance of Miracles - Chotrul Duchen: - full moon of 1st lunar month (lunar 15)
 4   Buddha Sakyamuni's Parinirvana - Saga Dawa - birth, death, enlightenment - full moon of 4th lunar month (lunar 15)
 5   Guru Rinpoche's Birthday - 10th day of 5th lunar month
 6   Buddha Sakyamuni's First Sermon - Chokhor Duchen - 4th day of 6th lunar month
 7   Yu-lan-pen - Ullambana Ceremony, Ghost Festival for all the deceased - Sai Nyingpo - full moon of 7th lunar month (lunar 15)
 8   Birthday of Ti-tsang P'usa - Ksitigharba - Sai Nyingpo - last day of 7th lunar month (lunar 30)
 9   Buddha Sakyamuni's Decsent from Tushita Heaven - Lhabab Duchen - 22nd day of 9th lunar month
10  Birthday of O-mi-to Fwo - Amitabha Buddha - 17th day of the 11th lunar month - traditional Chinese Buddhist holiday
11  Birthday of Gangteng Tulku Rinpoche - December 17th calendar date
12  Buddha Sakyamuni's Enlightenment Day - 8th day of 12th (or final) lunar month - traditional Chinese Buddhist Laba holiday
13  Lud-shab Puja to ransom our life, a purification of negativities, obstacles, uncleanliness and sickness - 29th lunar day of the lunar month before Losar.
 
The Bhutanese Buddhist holiday observance is by the Bhutanese lunar astrological calendar, the Chinese traditional observance uses the actual lunar calendar.

 
  Celebration of Tsok  

 
Throughout the world, Vajrayana Buddhist practitioners of the Nyingma and other traditions celebrate the Guru Rinpoche Tsok on the 10th day, and the Dakini Tsok on the 25th day, of the lunar calendar. The Tibetan word tsok meanings gathering or accumulation. The Tsok Ceremony is a sacred moment which completes the four gatherings or accumulations of male and female practitioners, offering substances, wisdom deities and merit.
 

 
During the Tsok Ceremony, along with meditation and prayers, we make offerings of many things, including tea lights, flowers and various foods brought by the participants. Food offerings include cooked grains and beans, raw and cooked vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, cheese, yogurt, eggs, pickles, herbs, sweets and juice, along with meat and alcohol. Through meditation and mantra recitation, the offerings are consecrated and offered to the invoked gathering of enlightened beings, to bless sentient beings and free them from suffering. At the end of the ceremony, the food and drink are shared by all, and the merit which has been generated is dedicated for the benefit of all beings.
 

 
Participants are requested to arrive at least 15 - 30 minutes early so that all food offerings can be placed on the tsok table before starting the Tsok Ceremony on time. For further information contact us. Please always check the monthly calendar or call the centre to confirm dates and times for Tsoks and special anniversary events.
 
 
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  Results of cutting hair on the different days of the lunar month  

 
 1   short life
 2   slander
 3   wealth
 4   increase in virtue
 5   increase in wealth
 6   increased sensory clarity
 7   lawsuit
 8   long life
 9   attractive energy
 10  greater wang tang
 11  intelligence
 12  poverty
 13  increased longevity
 14  increase in comfort and wealth
 15  auspiciousness
 
 16  obstacles
 17  virtue
 18  loss
 19  increase in longevity
 20  wealth
 21  fear of sickness
 22  gaining clothes and food
 23  increase in comfort and wealth
 24  happiness
 25  sickness
 26  well-being
 27  joy and happiness
 28  strife and quarrels
 29  bad food
 30  purification of negative actions and obscurations
 

 
  For non-vegetarians meatless days of the lunar month are: 8th, 15th, 30th and the 4th lunar day of the 6th month. The meatless months are the 1st and 4th. According to the Sutra of the Past Vows of the Earth Store Bodhisattva (Sanskrit: Kshitigharba, Chinese: Tisan P'usa, Tibetan: Sai Nyingpo), the 10 vegetarian lunar days are: 1st, 8th, 14th, 15th, 18th, 23rd, 24th, 28th, 29th and 30th.
 
The life rescue, live release days by the lunar calendar are the 8th, 15th 30th and also the 10th and 25th.
 

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