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Buddhism (Theravada): religious celerations and observances

Buddhism (Theravada): calendar of festivals and religious celebrations around the world for the current 2 months






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Anniversary of Guru Rinpoche*Tuesday July 11, 2017Buddhism (Theravada) 
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Khao Pansa / Esala Poya (Buddhist Fast begins)*Sunday July 16, 2017Buddhism (Theravada) 
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Anniversary of Guru Rinpoche -
Thursday July 11, 2019

Buddhism (Theravada) : Padmasambhava (in Sanskrit meaning lotus-born ) founded the Tibetan or Tantric school of Buddhism in the 8th century. In Bhutan and Tibet he is better known as Guru Rinpoche ( Precious Master ) where followers of the Nyingma school regard him as the second Buddha.


Khao Pansa / Esala Poya (Buddhist Fast begins) -
Tuesday July 16, 2019

Buddhism (Theravada) : For a period of 3 months, Buddhists priests have to meditate in temples and observe strict rules. Young men are also enrolled in temples on that day, until Auk Phansa -- full moon of October, the official end of the rainy season.