The Tibetan year is based on the lunar calendar and generally consists of twelve months. 2019 to 2020 is the year of the Female Earth Pig, a leap year with thirteen months — specifically two-first months — starting with the first day in the first month on February 5th. The first day of second lunar month is on Thursday, March 7th.
We will celebrate Losar (new year in Tibetan) on March 7th since Nechung Choktrul Rinpoche is in residence, beginning at 10:00 am with a prayer service. Offering tea & sweet rice, recitation of auspicious prayers, and performing cleansing rituals will be part of the ceremonies. This will be followed with a potluck lunch. Please join us!