SAKA DAWA (A MONTH HONORING THE BUDDHA’S LIFE)
Saka Dawa, is the holy month when we celebrate the birth, enlightenment and death (parinirvana) of the Buddha Shakyamuni.
The merit of any good deeds that you perform during this month are considered to be multiplied many times over — by as much as one hundred million times — so it is an excellent time to dedicate ourselves to all kinds of spiritually positive actions.
The Saka Dawa observations take place in the fourth Tibetan month, which in 2017 begins on May 26th and ends on June 24. Most holy of all is the full moon day of Saka Dawa, the 15th day of the month (June 9th), which is the date most commonly associated with not only Buddha’s birth but also his enlightenment and parinirvana.
Source: Drepung Gomang Monastery
Life / Longevity Empowerment
Khangser Rinpoche is well versed in English. Rinpoche will bestow Tsewang and explain it in Tibetan/ English for our younger generations.
Venue: TANC Community Center
Time: 9.30 – 10.00 AM (Kangyur and Tengyur opening pages recitation)
From 10.00 AM – Noon: ཚེ་དབང་། Life Empowerment/ Longevity
When: Saturday, 27 May (2017) Saka Dawa Day Two