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JA NUA RY, 2 019 | SHISHIRA

“To blend your mind with the teacher’s mind is the most profound of all practices, and the shortest path of realization”

-Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche


JANUARY, 2019 | SHISHIRA Monday

Tuesday 1

Wednesday 2

Thursday 3

New Year

Friday

Saturday

4

5

Vana Day

Amavasya

Sunday 6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

25

26

27

Lohri/ Medicine Buddha Puja

21

Dhanwantari Puja

22

23

24

29

30

31

Purnima

28

Auspicious day

Guru Gobind Singh/ Anniversary of Dudjom Rinpoche

Birthday

Vana Foundation Activities

Talk Series by Ratnashree at New Delhi

Talk Series by Ratnashree at Mumbai

Talk Series by Ratnashree at Pune

Festival

Puja

Full moon

New moon

Equinox

Solstice


FEBR UA RY, 2 019 | SHISHIRA

“The idea is not to regard the spiritual path as something very luxurious and pleasurable but to see it as just facing the facts of life.”

-Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche


FEBRUARY, 2019 | SHISHIRA Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

5

Amavasya

Losar / Chinese New Year

6

11

12

7

2

3

8

9

10

13

19

Talk Series by Ratnashree at Bengaluru

Vasant Panchami

14

15

Medicine Buddha Puja

18

Sunday

1

Talk Series by Ratnashree at Pune

4

Saturday

16

17

Dhanwantari Puja

20

21

27

28

22

23

24

Purnima

25

Anniversary of Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo  

Auspicious day

26

Birthday

Vana Foundation Activities

Festival

Puja

Full moon

New moon

Equinox

Solstice


M A R C H, 2 0 19 | VASANTA

“Form is empty. Emptiness is form. Emptiness is not other than form. Form is also not other than emptiness.�

-The Heart Sutra


MARCH, 2019 | VASANTA Monday

4

Tuesday

5

6

Maha Shivratri/

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

1

2

3

7

8

9

10

12

13

14

15

16

17

Medicine Buddha Puja

18

25

Sunday

Amavasya

Talk by Khandro Rinpoche at Vana

11

Wednesday

19

20

26

Dhanwantari Puja

21

Holi/ Spring Equinox/ Purnima

22

23

24

Holika Dahan

27

28

29

30

31

Lord Mahavir

Auspicious day

Birthday

Vana Foundation Activities

Festival

Puja

Full moon

New moon

Equinox

Solstice


A P R I L , 2 0 19 | VASANTA

“No matter what the practice or teaching, ego loves to wait in ambush to appropriate spirituality for its own survival and gain.�

-Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche


APRIL, 2019 | VASANTA Monday 1

Tuesday 2

8

3

9

Thursday

17

SEEL Curriculum Launch at at New Delhi

SEEL Curriculum Launch at New Delhi

11

12

13

14

Ram Navami/ Medicine Buddha Puja

Baisakhi

20

21

6

18

19 Good Friday/ Purnima

22

23

29

30

24

Birthday

Vana Foundation Activities

25

Festival

Sunday

Amavasya / SEEL Curriculum Launch at New Delhi

Kishori Amonkar

16

Saturday

5

Dhanwantari Puja

Auspicious day

Friday

4

Anniversary of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche /

10

Kumar Gandharva

15

Wednesday

Puja

26

Full moon

7 Ravi Shankar

Easter

27

New moon

28

Equinox

Solstice


M AY, 2 0 1 9 | GRISHMA

“Thousand of candles can be lit from a single candle and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.�

-Buddha


MAY, 2019 | GRISHMA Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday 1

Thursday 2

Friday 3

Saturday 4

Sunday 5

Amavasya

6

8

7

9

10

Rabindranath Tagore

13

14

11

Phra Paisal Visalo

15

16

17

12 Medicine Buddha Puja

18

19

Buddha Purnima

20

21

22

23

24

27

28

29

30

31

25

26

Dhanwantari Puja

Auspicious day

Birthday

Vana Foundation Activities

Festival

Puja

Full moon

New moon

Equinox

Solstice


JUNE, 2 0 1 9 | GRISHMA

“It is not the act of leaving behind the material world that Buddhists cherish, but the ability to see our habitual clinging to this world.�

-Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche


JUNE, 2019 | GRISHMA Monday

Tuesday

4

3

5

Amavasya

10

Wednesday

Sant Kabir/ Purnima/ Saga Dawa

24

Auspicious day

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

1

2

6

7

8

9

Eid-ul-Fitar/ Ramadan Ends

11

12

13

14

15

16

18

19

20

21

22

23

29

30

Dhanwantari Puja

Medicine Buddha Puja

17

Thursday

Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche

25

Summer Solstice

26

Birthday

Vana Foundation Activities

27

Festival

Puja

28

Full moon

New moon

Equinox

Solstice


JULY, 2 0 19 | VARSHA

“The truth is always present like water beneath the ground. Those who say that the Dhamma cannot be realized in this day and age are like people who have never tried to dig a well, but still insist that there is no water to be found.�

-Ajahn Chah


JULY, 2019 | VARSHA Monday 1

Tuesday 2

Wednesday 3

Thursday 4

Friday 5

6

Amavasya

8

Anniversary of Dzongsar Khyentse Chokyi Lodro  

15

9

Sunday 7

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

10

11

12

13

14

17

18

19

20

21

25

26

27

28

Medicine Buddha Puja

16

Saturday

Dhanwantari Puja

Purnima

22

23

24

29

30

31 Amavasya

Auspicious day

Birthday

Vana Foundation Activities

Festival

Puja

Full moon

New moon

Equinox

Solstice


AUGUST, 2 019 | VARSHA

“If you really wish to benefit others, the first step is to attain realization yourself. You must first mature your mind; otherwise you will be incapable of helping others.�

-Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche


AUGUST, 2019 | VARSHA Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday 1

Friday 2

Saturday 3

4

Amavasya

5

6

7

Sunday Choekhor Duechen

8

9

10

11

Medicine Buddha Puja

Anniversary of Dhanwantari Guru Padma- Puja sambhava

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

23

24

25

Purnima/ Raksha Bandhan

Janmasthami

26

Auspicious day

27

28

Birthday

Vana Foundation Activities

29

Festival

Puja

30

Full moon

31

New moon

Equinox

Solstice


S E P TEMBER , 2019 | SHARAD

“A happy mind is tranquil indeed; A tranquil mind is not confused; To have no confusion is to understand the truth; By understanding the truth one attains freedom.”

-Ārya Nāgārjuna


SEPTEMBER, 2019 | SHARAD Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday 1

2

3

4

5

Ganesh Chaturthi

9

10

16

17

6

7

His Holiness The 41st Sakya Trizin

8

Medicine Buddha Puja

13

14

15

11

12

Onam

Ganesh Visarjan

18

19

20

21

22

25

26

27

28

29

Amavasya

Maha Navratri Begins

Purnima

Vishwakarma Puja

23

24

Dhanwantari Puja

Autumn Equinox

30

Auspicious day

Birthday

Vana Foundation Activities

Festival

Puja

Full moon

New moon

Equinox

Solstice


O CTOBER , 2019 | SHARAD

“Your practice should be strengthened by the difficult situations you encounter, just as a bonfire in a strong wind is not blown out, but blazes even brighter.”

-Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche


OCTOBER, 2019 | SHARAD Monday

Tuesday 1

Wednesday 2

Thursday 3

Friday 4

Saturday 5

6

Mahatma Gandhi

7

8

9

Sunday Medicine Buddha Puja

10

11

12

13

Maha Navratri Dussehra Ends

Dhanwantari Puja

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

23

24

25

26

27

Dhanteras

Choti Diwali

Diwali / Amavasya

28

Auspicious day

29

Anniversary of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

30

Birthday

Vana Foundation Activities

Purnima / Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

31

Festival

Puja

Full moon

New moon

Equinox

Solstice


N OVEMBER , 2019 | HEMANTA

“When both myself and others are similar. In that we do not wish to suffer. What is so special about me. Why do I protect myself and not others.”

-Acharya Santideva


NOVEMBER, 2019 | HEMANTA Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

24

Medicine Buddha Puja

Guru Nanak/ Purnima

Dhanwantari Puja

Children’s Day

18

19

20

21

22

23

25

26

27

28

29

30

His Holiness the 42nd Sakya Trizin/ Lhabab Duchen Amavasya

Auspicious day

Birthday

Vana Foundation Activities

Festival

Puja

Full moon

New moon

Equinox

Solstice


D EC EMBER , 2019 | HEMANTA

“For as long as space endures and for as long as living beings remain, Until then may I, too, abide to dispel the misery of the world.�

-Acharya Santideva


DECEMBER, 2019 | HEMANTA Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday 1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

10

11

12

13

14

15

20

21

22

Medicine Buddha Puja

9

Dhanwantari Puja

Purnima

16

17

18

19

Winter Solstice

23

30

24

25

Christmas Eve Christmas/ Jigme Khyentse Rinpoche

26

27

28

29

Amavasya

31

Anniversary of New Year’s Chatral Sangye Eve Dorje Rinpoche

Auspicious day

Birthday

Vana Foundation Activities

Festival

Puja

Full moon

New moon

Equinox

Solstice


2019 JANUARY

FEBRUARY

MARCH

APRIL

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MAY M T W T 6

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JULY

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NOVEMBER

DECEMBER

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The Metta Sutta

The Buddha’s words on loving kindness Khuddaka Nikāya, Sutta Nipāta 9

This is what should be done By one who is skilled in goodness, And who knows the path of peace: Let them be able and upright, Straightforward and gentle in speech. Humble and not conceited, Contented and easily satisfied, Unburdened with duties and frugal in their ways. Peaceful and calm, and wise and skillful, Not proud and demanding in nature. Let them not do the slightest thing That the wise would later reprove. Wishing: in gladness and in safety, May all beings be at ease. Whatever living beings there may be, Whether they are weak or strong, omitting none, The great or the mighty, medium, short or small. The seen and the unseen, Those living near and far away, Those born and to be born — May all beings be at ease.

Let none deceive another, Or despise any being in any state. Let none through anger or ill-will Wish harm upon another. Even as a mother protects with her life Her child, her only child, So with a boundless heart Should one cherish all living beings; Radiating kindness over the entire world: Spreading upwards to the skies, And downwards to the depths; Outwards and unbounded, Freed from hatred and ill-will. Whether standing or walking, seated or lying down Free from drowsiness, One should sustain this recollection. This is said to be the sublime abiding. By not holding to fixed views, The pure-hearted one, having clarity of vision, Being freed from all sense-desires, Is not born again into this world.


2020 JANUARY

FEBRUARY

M T W T

F

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M T W T

3

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7

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MAY M T W T 4

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JULY

JUNE S

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AUGUST

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SEPTEMBER M T W T 7

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NOVEMBER

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Vana Foundation Calendar 2019  
Vana Foundation Calendar 2019