All Events

World Press Freedom Day

"On World Press Freedom Day, I call for an end to all crackdowns against journalists – because a free press advances peace and justice for all." — António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General.

  • 03 May 2018 - 03 May 2018
  • Accra

Buddha Shakyamuni's Descent from the Heaven of 33 - Lha Bab Düchen
The 22nd of the 9th month, 'Buddha Shakyamuni's Descent from the Heaven of 33' is celebrated. Buddha's mother had been reborn in Indra's heaven.

  • 10 November 2017 - 10 November 2017
  • Main Temple
  • McLeod Ganj

Who is the Dalai Lama? 8 facts to celebrate his 80th birthday
This spiritual and social icon — His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama — travels worldwide to spread messages of peace and compassion.

  • 06 July 2017 - 06 July 2017
  • Main Temple
  • McLeod Ganj

The most important festival for Tibetan Buddhism, the 'Saka Dawa Festival' commemorates Shakyamuni's Buddhahood and the death of his mortal body. Saga Dawa also stands for the Disu month in the Tibetan language; Disu is one of the 28 constellations of astrology in Tibetan calendar.

  • 18 April 2017
  • Jokhang Temple
  • Barkor Street

On 10 March 1959, tens of thousands of Tibetans took to the streets of Lhasa, Tibet’s capital, rising up against China’s illegal invasion and occupation of their homeland.
Every year thousands of Tibetans and their supporters take to the streets across the world to mark the anniversary of Tibetan National Uprising Day.

  • 09 March 2017 - 09 March 2017
  • Main Temple
  • McLeod Ganj- 176219

Chokhor Duchen: Festival of Turning the Wheel of Dharma

First Turning of the Wheel of Dharma - Chökhor Düchen
The 4th of the 6th month, the "First Turning of the Wheel of Dharma" (first teaching) is celebrated. For the first seven weeks after his Enlightenment, Buddha did not teach.

  • 04 August 2017 - 04 August 2017
  • Main Temple
  • McLeod Ganj