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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.

  • 16 August 2017 - 16 August 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

A new free-speech outfit - for less press freedom?

On 3 May it will be World Press Freedom Day.   This is a time to recognise the importance of free media around the globe.

Held on the same date each year, the day celebrates the press and the role they play worldwide.  The day also acts as a time to pay tribute to those who have lost their lives in the pursuit of journalism.

May 3rd was first declared World Press Freedom Day in 1991 by the United Nations.  It acts as a poignant reminder to people who take the freedom of the press for granted, while in countries around the world publications remain censored and journalists live in fear when reporting the truth.

Each year there is also a special theme for the day.  In 2014 the day will focus on three themes which are inter related - 'media’s importance in development'; 'safety of journalists and the rule of law'; and the 'sustainability and integrity of journalism'.

The day is now in its 25th year, and it is more important than ever to recognise the work of the media and that’s what the day is all about.   So visit the World Press Freedom Day website today and find out just what you can do to get involved!

  • 03 May 2017