Tibetan eCalendar

Buz Overbeck

Sadly, Buz Overbeck died last year on March 26th, 2010 at the age of 72yo.   He was the sole architect of the Tibetan eCalendar that so many of us have depended on for years.   We are looking into ways to continue the eCalendar as a tribute to Buz, but this will take time and the eCalendar may not be available for this year.   We would ask that you refrain from e-mailing regarding the eCalendar for now as Buz' wife may be overwhelmed by the volume of e-mails.   At least don't expect that your e-mails will be answered.   To see an interview with Buz and read more about his life, please visit these websites:



Year of the Metal Tiger

Version 7.3.0

The Tibetan eCalendar is a  program that puts a practice calendar on the desktop. It covers the Tibetan year 2137---Metal Tiger Year--- beginning with Losar on 14 February 2010 and ending on 4 March 2011, the last day of the Tibetan year.


The eCalendar has three views, the Day View, Details View and Time Periods View

Day View


  The Day View Includes

        • Black months
        • Doubled and missing days
        • Naga days
        • Black, Bad, Unfavorable and Yankong days
        • Solar and lunar eclipses
        • Great festival days (Duchen)
        • Other special practice days
        • Exact time each lunar day begins at the location
        • Move forward and backward throughout the year using Arrow Keys
        • Go directly to a specific date within the year
        • Set the calendar for local, GMT or user-entered time zone

Details View

  The Detail View Includes

        • Important astrological indicators for each day are shown, including
        • Daily planet and element
        • Lunar mansion at the beginning of the Civil Day or Lunar Day
        • Option to change the Day Base (or calculation base) to a Civil or Lunar day.
        • Grand conjunction of the day
        • Position of the Sun and Moon at the beginning of the day
        • Easily move forward and backward through the calendar
        • Sunrise/Sunset and length of day and night at the location

Time Periods View


This view presents a table of  favorable and unfavorable time periods for the day. This method is based on an astrological system originally said to have originated during the time of the 13th Dalai Lama. In this system, each time period is ruled by a favorable or unfavorable constellation (or energy force). The table is based on the quality of the day and changes daily.

The Tibetan eCalendar is free and offered as a gift to all practitioners. Those wishing to contribute to its continuing development can find information on how to do so in the program's Help file.

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