BHSMC Calendar List
June 23rd marks the 10th day of the lunar calendar when the male energy of skillful means is most prevalent.
This day also marks the Anniversary of Guru Sengey Dradok, one of Guru Rinpoche's manifestations. On the 10th day of the month of the Monkey, when the Tirthikas from South India tried to cause great harm to the Dharma, Guru Rinpoche vanquished the Tirthikas and their gods and guardians into dust with his great powers. Waving triumphantly the Victory Banner of the Dharma, he became known as Guru Sengey Dradok, the Guru who roars like a lion.
The Goddess Kurukulla is invoked for the controlling activities of subjugating, magnetizing, and attracting. She is extremely seductive: her red color and subjugating flower-attributes emphasize her more mundane activity of enchanting men and women, ministers and kings, through the bewitching power love.
The Tai Sui are stars directly opposite of Jupiter. In the Chinese zodiac, these 60 heavenly Soldiers, assist the Jade Emperor in taking charge of the well-being of the Mortal World. Each of them takes turn to be in charge for a year.
Guru Rinpoche Long Life Empowerment comes from Rigdzin Jigme Lingpa of the Nyingthik tradition of the Nyingma Lineage.
The Medicine Buddha is a healing Buddha from the Bhutan Buddhist tradition. Medicine Buddha is a profound practice for healing physical, mental, and emotional ailments.
Drolma Yongdue is a type of Tara ritual specially performed to eradicate obstacles. During this ritual, participants will place someone's cut fingernails, hair or clothing (worn and unwashed), together with the len-chag (a type of mold used for rubbing onto unwell body areas) into a receptacle called ‘Due’.
This prayer pays homage to Tara, to create causes to attain enlightenment as well as avert obstacles and ensure success in worldly spiritual affairs. Green Tara is known as a Swift Liberator, commonly believed to be born from the tears of Bodhisattva Avolokiteshvara, Tara materialized and vowed to assist Him in the battle to reverse the tides of Samsara.