Chinese 1st of the 11th (doubled), M-T-K 1st of the 11th month. Tiger, Kham, Green 4. Today is a doubled day in Chinese practice, and the 1st of the 11th lunar month in Tibetan practice. You can take it as you find it, but I would put up prayer flags today if at all possible. Of interest, this is also a good day to replenish one's stocks of incense for the year to come. Lunar New Year isn't all that far off, you know? Anyway, the nagas are well rested after their long sleep last month. I don't know about you, but when I wake up after sleeping for thirty days, I am always a little hungry. The best days for naga offerings this month are today (Yay!), the 9th lunar and the 21st lunar. You can also do something on the 7th, 11th, 12th, 14th, 29th, and 30th, but it isn't quite so optimal. The days to avoid at all costs are the 4th, 5th, 8th, 10th, 15th, 16th, 19th, and 28th. The offerings you make this month are an important preliminary to the offerings of next month, so try to be observant. The 11th month is extremely important to Bhutan, so there will be a host of occasions all month long. This month's lunar 10th of course celebrates when Guru Rinpoche in the form of Guru Dorje Drollo manifested at Paro Taktsang. We also have a partial lunar eclipse this month (New Year's Eve), the anniversary of Kyabje Dudjom RInpoche on January 3rd, and a annular solar eclipse on January 15th, among other events. As previously reported, Ngapa Gu Dzom is on the lunar 6th, and Zangpo Chu Dzom on the lunar 7th. The solstice falls on lunar 5th. Christmas is lunar 9th, so when everybody else is doing that, you can be feeding the nagas. Don't hold back, because you know how they get if all they see is socks and underwear.