Days Not To Hang Prayer Flags

The following article is from the Spring, 1997 issue of the Snow Lion Newsletter and is for historical reference only. You can see this in context of the original newsletter here.

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When you put up prayer flags to bring success, if you put them up on the wrong astrological dates [paden tharivo], you will continuously receive obstacles. For as long as the prayer flags last, obstacles will continuously arise. Tliis also applies to long prayer flags and to banners.

The following are the wrong dates according to the Tibetan calendar:

-æ10th and 22nd of the first, fifth and ninth months

-æ7th and 19th of the second, sixth and tenth months

-æ4th and 16th of the third, seventh and eleventh months

-æ1st and 13th of the fourth, eighth and twelfth months

(Reprinted from an article by Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Mandala Magazine, March/April 1997)

*ξPlease note that the Western dates in the chart to the right are only applicable to the years shown.

The inauspicious days converted to the Western Calendar*

1 10th: Feb. 16 - æ- æ- æ- æ1997
22nd: Mar. 1

2

7th:

Mar. 15

19th: Mar. 28

3

4th:

Apr. 11

16th: Apr. 23

4

1st:

May 7

13th: May 20

5

10th:

June 15, July 15

22nd: June 27, July 26

6

7th:

Aug. 10

19th: Aug. 22

7

4th:

Sept. 6

16th: Sept. 17

8

1st:

Oct. 2

13th: Oct. 14

9

10th:

skipped

22nd: Nov. 21

10

7th:

Dec. 6

19th: Dec. 17

11

4th:

Jan. 2 - æ- æ- æ- æ- æ1998

16th: Jan. 13

12

1st:

Jan. 29

13th: Feb. 9
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