Merry Christmas & Happy New Year
Although not a Christian country in name, Australia and New Zealand are mainly Christian. This is reflected throughout the culture, from national holidays through to the laws of the land. For this reason, we warmly wish you a merry Christmas and very happy new year.
Happy Lama Tsongkhapa Day
We would also like to wish you a very happy Lama Tsongkhapa Day. On this day we recognize the anniversary of Lama Tsongkhapa’s (1357-1419) parinirvana. The date follows the Lunar calendar, meaning that it does not occur on a set date on the Gregorian calendar in the same way that Christmas does.
To celebrate Lama Tsongkhapa Day, extensive light offerings are made, symbolizing the light of the wisdom of the dharma. This could be adding lights to your alter that be used for Christmas or parties. But any sincere practice performed with a positive motivation would also be awesome.