Saka Dawa begins today!

May 12 starts the auspicious month of Saka Dawa. Saka Dawa refers to the fourth month of the Tibetan Lunar Calendar during which Buddha’s ordination, enlightenment, and parinirvana are celebrated. Saka Dawa runs from May 12 to June 10.

On Wednesday, May 26, Tashi Gatsel Ling is hosting a virtual event of a powerful Medicine Buddha Puja and Saka Dawa. We will extend our time together to 2 hours starting at 6:30 pm EST to 8:30 pm EST. Here is the Zoom link to access this event.

This is a Buddha Day when karmic results are multiplied one hundred million times, as cited by Lama Zopa Rinpoche in the Vinaya text Treasure of Quotations and Logic. As Buddha Days are particularly powerful, it is encouraged to put effort into creating merit through virtuous actions.

Day of Offerings

Venue: His Holiness’s Residence, Dharamsala, HP, India
Date: February 27, 2021
Duration: 1 hour and 24 minutes

His Holiness the Dalai Lama gives a short teaching from the Life Stories of the Buddha and from Chapter 1 of Nagarjuna’s Precious Garland on the occasion of the Day of Offerings from his residence in Dharamsala, HP, India on February 27, 2021. He also conducts the ceremony for Generating the Awakening Mind.