Based on our public consultation, we have produced a downloadable and printable version of the Karma Kagyü Calendar for the year 2022. This printable calendar is based on the Karma Kagyü Calendar, which is calculated according to the ancient Tsurphu calendric system, following the instructions of His Holiness the Karmapa. Our announcement on this can be found here.
This wall calendar is A3 in size (297 x 420 millimetres, 11-3/4 x 16-1/2 inches). It has 15 pages, because in addition to the page containing the twelve months, there is a cover, a list of pictures and an explanatory page.
This wall calendar follows the Western (Gregorian) calendar and assigns days and events and facts according to the Tibetan Tsurphu calendar.
Important! Even after use, take care of this Calendar with respect, like a Dharma book!
We are at your disposal for any questions or requests or suggestions. Contact us!
Contributed to the production of this printable calendar and special thanks to: Lama Mönlam Gyatso Rinpoche, Stephane Offort, Tokpa Korlo, Micha Donges, Gabriella Turányi, Anita Jász.
FREE TO PRINT AND SHARE!
Donations are appreciated.
If you have any ideas, suggestions or comments about the printable calendar, please contact us.
Two file versions are available. We recommend that you download both and take them to the printing company/copy centre. Approx. 32 MB per file. For detailed help on printing, see below.
Tips for printing
As this wall calendar is in A3 size (297 x 420 millimetres, 11-3/4 x 16-1/2 inches) and in our experience few people have a device capable of printing A3 documents, it's a good idea to have the job done by a nearby printing company/copy centre.
Two versions of the file were created (one with the crop marks and the bleeds). Take both to the printing company/copy centre and they will choose which one to work with.
We do not recommend scaling down this wall calendar to A4 or Letter size, as the letters will be too small. (This is why we have chosen A3 format.) Scaling to Letter can even distort proportions. The same should also be taken into account when converting to Tabloid/Ledger, which is similar to A3.
It is better to print on heavier than normal office paper, 80 grams, to make it more stable on the wall. We recommend at least 180 gram paper.
If you choose heavier, thicker paper, double-sided printing is also an option. In this case, think about how you will be turning the pages.
And for nice pictures, it's worth printing in colour.
We don't think laminating is necessary, but a matte or glossy film can look nice on paper. Not every printing company/copy centre can do this.
Most printing companies/copy centre will also do the stapling of the pages, but you can easily do it yourself. There are many do-it-yourself tutorials on social media and video sharing sites.