Nyingma Monlam Chenmo
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Festival of Nyingma Monlam Chenmo is organized in January-February month of the year for about three weeks. This festival is rejoiced for world peace and is usually attended by Dalai Lama (incarnation of Gautama Buddha) as well.
At present, the Nyingma Monlam Chenmo provides the only event for members of the diverse lineages of the Nyingma Tradition to gather together. Its celebration reflects a vital significance with the need for better understanding and co-operation among people of world. It is the enthusiastic hope of festival that the Monlam (ceremony for world peace) will serve as an opportunity to promote closer ties and greater unity which would develop even further in the years to come.
Hence it was decided by Enlightened Masters to hold the Annual Nyingma Monlam Chenmo at Bodhgaya from the first to tenth days of the twelfth month of the Tibetan calendar. The 10th day is observed as Guru Rinpoche day and Tsog is offered with a sense of devotion to Guru Padmasambhava which would conclude the Monlam each year.
In short, the 12th month of the Tibetan calendar believes importance for the Nyingma Buddhist community, serving as the occasion for the Annual Monlam Chenmo as well as for the festivity of the Anniversary of Kunkhyen Longchenpa in Bodhgaya, both of which are aimed towards World Peace.