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Guru Rinpoche day
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Guru Rinpoche day; Guru Rinpoche, or Padmasambhava, is the Enlightened teacher who entered Tibet from India in the 8th century AD and led Tibet's initial conversion to the Buddhist doctrine. Celebrated monthly on the 10th day according to the traditional Tibetan lunar calendar, Guru Rinpoche Day practices include the standard evening meditation practices with the addition of the "Shower of Blessings" Tsok or assembly practice, composed by the Tibetan Bodhisattva Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche. These monthly practices were stipulated by Guru Rinpoche as a specific means for his followers to celebrate and uphold his tradition, now known as Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.