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Saka Dawa Düchen 2022

Tuesday, June 14, (All day) 2022


Saka Dawa is the month when we honor Shakyamuni Buddha's birth, enlightenment and parinirvana (passing from this life). In 2022, Saka Dawa begins May 31 and ends June 29.

Saka Dawa Düchen (June 14), is the full-moon day of the month. 

This day, and the entire month, are especially auspicious for spiritual practice  — the karmic effects of all actions are multiplied one hundred thousand times. 



Geshe Gelek advises us to create merit by going around the stupa (or the entire Gompa), reciting mantras and sutras, liberating animals, saying prayers and doing charitable works.

Here is our schedule of Saka Dawa practices.

     If you wish to take the Precepts online with a teacher, Lama Zopa Rinpoche has kindly made this option available here: 

Location at Kadampa Center: