My teachers observe the Tibetan New Year ten days from today. It is a lunar calendar which is approximately congruent with Chinese New Year. This time the congruence is exact, but other years there is a month's difference. The next week will be an intensive time for my monastery, with day long practices to expel the leftovers of the old year in preparation for the coming time of Chotrul Duchen, or the first fifteen days of the new year. These are said to be extremely good times for intensive practice. In those fifteen days the effects are greatly multiplied.
I, too, will be busy during the next week, though not as busy as my teachers. So I will not be blogging until the New Year turns. Feel free to read the compendiums and down the blogroll, and I will return to you on New Year's Day, the 30th, or but a little after.