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Saga Dawa Buddha's Enlightenment and Parinirvana - Chenrezik Puja


16 Jun 2019
7:00pm to 8:00pm

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The most important month in the Tibetan lunar calendar is Saga Dawa, the 4th month which runs from June 4th to July 2nd 2019. The 15th day of this lunar month, the full moon day, is called Saga Dawa Düchen. 

Düchen means “great occasion” and this day is the single most holy day of the year for Tibetan Buddhists. In 2019, Saga Dawa Düchen falls on June 17th. Saga Dawa Düchen commemorates the birth, enlightenment, and parinirvana of Buddha Shakyamuni. In other Buddhist traditions this occasion is known as Vesak or is sometimes called Buddha Day.

Saga Dawa is known as the month of merits. Tibetan Buddhists make extra efforts to practice more generosity, virtue, and compassion in order to accumulate greater merit. Buddhists believe that during this month, the effects of ones actions are multiplied. On the 15th day of the month the merits of one’s actions are increased manifold.

The KSDL Sangha will be in Samye Ling over this period for the UK Kagyu Monlam. However, we will commemorate Saga Dawa with a Chenrezig Puja dedicated to the wellbeing of all beings on Sunday 16th June at 7pm.

Please feel free to bring flowers to offer on the shrine.