DrawingInSandWe believe that the true nature of every sentient being is pure, complete and full of good qualities. Yet often that true nature lies dormant, and as a result, people suffer. Our goal is to help people everywhere awaken their inner nature. Through Buddhist teachings and practices, they can learn to uncover and embrace their inner-goodness, alleviating their suffering and, in the process, finding wisdom, awareness, and peace.

External suffering and misunderstanding can be reduced—even eradicated—once the problem is recognized and its causes addressed. Buddha’s teachings offer the methods that uproot the causes of suffering, activating unconditional happiness and insight. This not only helps individuals realize their full potential, it benefits all those they encounter.

These vital teachings have been preserved through an unbroken lineage of Buddhist masters; today, Dharmakaya keeps them alive, translating them to address the issues of the modern world.

The Dharmakaya organization was established to preserve and promote Buddhist philosophy, practice, arts and culture in the United States and around the world. We are registered in New York State of the United States as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit Labrang Church of the Trungram Tradition.

Meaning of Abbreviations

* The following day is a missing or a double date accroding to Tibetan calendar.
BA Amitabha Buddha Day
BD Baden: unfavourable for putting up flags
BM Medicine Buddha Day
BS Shakyamuni Buddha Day
DP Dharmapala Day
LD Ludok: unfavourable for Naga Offering
LT Luthep: favourable for Naga Offering
ME Moon Eclipse: great day for accumulation of merit
NG Ngenpa Guzom: unfavourable for new project, e.g. gathering, inauguration
NN Nyinag: unfavourable for new project, e.g. marriage, inauguration
SE Sun Eclipse: a greater day for accumulation of merit
SN Shakngen: unfavourable for new project, e.g. marriage, inauguration
TN Tashi Nyima: auspicious day in a general sense
YK Yenkong: unfavourable for new project, e.g. marriage, inauguration
ZC Zangpo Chuzom: auspicious day, good for gathering

Duchen great anniversaries, special days of Buddha Shakyamuni, etc., good for accumulating merits.
Tsezang good days for accumulating merits
Naga Powerful long-lived serpent-like beings who inhabit in water, guard great treasure. Some great protectors of the Dharma are nagas such as Eight Major Nagas.