In Western sun cycle related calendar it is 2016,
Also according to the astrological 12 year cycle it is currently Monkey year,
And according to the five element system it is year of fire element.
It is also year 2143 according to sun / moon cycle, counting from the inception of the Tibetan monarchy.
In this year we have several important days and months, here are a few of them.
1st month is called Bumjur Dawa, it is month during which Buddha displayed miraculous activities to encourage faith and so this month is called month of miracles or multiplication month. All things done during this month are thought to carry multiplied power of great value or by 100,000 times. It’s culmination is on the 15th day, the day of full moon.
4th month called Saga Dawa on the 7th day we remember Buddha’s birth and on the 15th day of full moon we remember Buddha’s enlightenment and passing.
All things done during this month are thought to carry multiplied power of great value or by 100,000 times
6th month is the month during which, on 10th day Guru Rinpoche the Padmasambhava appeared in this world on the wood monkey year 2556(about) years ago in Odiyanna.
1st month: During the 2016 these are the dates for each month.
February 9th – Tuesday. 1st day of 1st month of new 2143 year.
February 17th – Wednesday. 10th day of 1st month. Monthly Guru Rinpoche day.
February 22ns – Monday. 15th day of 1st month. Full moon dasy, Culmination of the month of miracles.
March 4th – Friday. 25th day of 1st month. Monthly Dakini’s day.
May 13th – Friday. 4th month, 7th day, Buddha’s Birth.
May 16th – Monday. 4th month 10th day, Monthly Guru Rinpoche day.
May 21st – Saturday. 4th month 15th day, Full moon day, Culmination of the month on which Buddha displayed birth, passing and enlightenment.
May 31st – Tuesday. 4th month 25th day, Monthly Dakini’s day.
August 6th – Saturday. 4th day of 6th month. Is called ChoKhor Deutchen, day on which Buddha gave 1st Dharma discourse.
August 13th – Saturday. 10th day of the 6th month. Is the month and day when 2556(about) years ago in the year of wood monkey Guru Rinpoche appeared in this world.
August 18th – Thursday. 15th day of 6th month. Full moon day.
August 27th – Saturday. 25th day of 6th month. Monthly Dakini’s day.