Within the Yungdrung Bön religious tradition, the 10th lunar day of each month is dedicated to the practice of the great lama Drenpa Namkha and his two sons, Tséwang Rikdzin and Pema Tongdrol. During 2020, these lunar days coincide with the Western dates:
- January 5th
- February 4th
- March 4th
- April 3rd
- June 1st
- June 30th
- July 29th
- August 28th
- September 26th
- October 26th
- November 24th
- December 24th
Now, during this negative time, rainfall does not come when needed and the nature spirits related to water, air and earth have been harmed. You are surrounded by the powerful nature spirits and their retinues. I pray to the Great Lama and his two sons, to the subduer of demons, Drenpa Namkha bring timely rainfall!
Now, during this negative time, there is a lot of fighting and violence and many sentient beings die because of weapons. You are surrounded by the fierce, male and female yidam deities. I pray to the Great Lama and his two sons, to the subduer of demons, Drenpa Namkha stop the fighting and the approaching armies!
Look upon me with your unbiased compassion morning and night during the past, present and future! Turn back both seen and unseen enemies! My present and future refuge and protector, bless me to accomplish all of my intentions!”
— Excerpt from Supplication Prayer to the Great Lama Drenpa Namkha
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