Lunar Calendar: The Practice of Tséwang Rikdzin

Mural of Lama Tsewang Rikdzin from Yanggon Monastery in Dolpo, Nepal. Photo credit: Unknown.

According to the lunar calendar of the Yungdrung Bön, the 10th lunar day of each month is the day for the practice of the three sages: the great lama Drenpa Namkha and his two twin sons, Tséwang Rikdzin, and Péma Tongdrul. This coincides with April 3, 2020. This day is set aside specifically to pay homage and make offerings to these lamas, as well as to recite the mantras associated with their respective practices.

“You are like the embrace of a thousand cloudless suns upon the very white, snow mountain, Mount Meru.

A hundred praises to the deathless Tséwang Rikdzin, who overcomes the darkness of the suffering of sentient beings during this degenerate time!”

— From The Sword that Cuts the Noose of Death found within the Tséwang Jarima, The Teachings of Tséwang given at Jarima

Indestructible: The Longevity Practice of Lama Tséwang Rikdzin.

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Posted on April 3, 2020, in Tibetan Lamas, Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Hello Raven, I am learning so much from your instructions and beautiful presentations and photos. I am a student of Rinpoche Chongtul who is in New York. I am a TseDup student of his also …I would benefit from having a Lunar Calendar. Can you help me to acquire one?
    Again many thanks for your teachings. They are so helpful to me. Janet Gale

  2. He Janet, I’m so glad that you are benefiting from the website. For a lunar calendar, if you read Tibetan, there are a number of Yungdrung Bon specific resources. Otherwise, a smart phone app is probably the easiest resource. Bon Calendar is an app but the Tibetan date as well as other info only appears in Tibetan. For English only, I would suggest Druk Calendar, but with the understanding that it is Buddhist and will not have the Bon special days and includes Buddhist special days such as’ dakini day’ that do not occur in the Yungdrung Bon calendar. However, it has alerts for the 4 monthly auspicious days that are the same for Bon and Buddhist. All the best, Raven

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