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Tibetan Losar 2149- Year of the Water Tiger

March 1 March 3 Lhasa, Tibet

བོད་ཀྱི་ལོ་གསར། Tashi Delek Losar 2149 Tibetan New Year 2022

from Geshe Phelgye’s Buddhist Institute of Universal Compassion

Happy Losar 2022 Tibetan New Year 2149 from Geshe Phelgye's Buddhist Institute of Universal Compassion
Happy Losar 2022 Tibetan New Year 2149 from Geshe Phelgye’s
Buddhist Institute of Universal Compassion

TIBETAN NEW YEAR 2022

Tibetan New Year Losar 2022 2149

TIBETAN LOSAR2149 Year of the Water Tiger

Losar (Tibetan: བོད་ཀྱི་ལོ་གསར། . , Wylie: lo-gsar; New Year) is a festival celebrated in Tibet and similarly by Tibetan Buddhists worldwide. Tibetan Losar 2022 (New Year) festival falls on Thursday, March 3, 2022. While the Gregorian calendar is purely solar, the Tibetan calendar (Tibetan: ལོ་ཐོ, Wylie: lo-tho) is lunisolar. The Tibetan year is composed of either 12 or 13 lunar months, each beginning and ending with a new moon. A thirteenth month is added every two or three years, making an average Tibetan year equal to a solar year.

This year is the Year of the Water Tiger 2149, according to the Tibetan lunar calendar.


Celebrate Tibetan Losar 2022 with the Buddhist Institute:

Buddhist Institute in Tibetan prayer flags

Join us in celebrating with prayers, including exceptional teaching with Geshe-la at the Buddhist Institute or Zoom from any room on March 3rd, at 4 PM Pacific Time. Celebrate in person or Zoom from your room!

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HOW TO CELEBRATE LOSAR བོད་ཀྱི་ལོ་གསར།

Losar 2021

HOW DO TIBETANS CELEBRATE NEW YEAR?

Tibetans consider Losar to be an auspicious time of year to renew one’s life. Losar-related rituals fall into two different parts over three days:

In the first part, on the 29th day of the 12th month, Tibetans, likewise Buddhists say goodbye to the old year and let go of all its negative or bad aspects. This involves cleaning their home/room from top to bottom, including any stairs outside for instance. Tibetans worldwide will also celebrate by making a special Tibetan festive noodle soup, gu-thuk, enjoyed later that night.

Then, in the second part, on the 30th day, Tibetans spend a busy day cooking and preparing for the New Year. Finally, on the third day, they welcome Losar བོད་ཀྱི་ལོ་གསར། orTibetan New Year” with wholesome prayers and by inviting all good, auspicious things into their homes and lives. Above all, as with all auspicious celebrations, they always begin by paying homage and making offerings to the Three Jewels: Buddha, Dharma, & Sangha.


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