|On Saga Dawa Duchen, the birth, enlightenment and parinirvana of Shakyamuni Buddha are commemorated.
Saga Dawa is the month of merit, also called Bumgyur Dawa, which means “merit multiplied by a hundred thousand”. During this period, Buddhists around the world make special efforts to practice the Dharma and exercise generosity and compassion in order to accumulate greater merit and dissolve negative karma.
Saga Dawa Duchen, the full moon day, falls this year on Tuesday, June 14th, also the day of our monthly Gesar practice and will be broadcast via Zoom at 7.30 pm, as always.
At The RIC, in order to allow as many people as possible to participate onsite, we will celebrate Saga Dawa on Sunday, June 12th.
Our beloved teachers, His Eminence Namkha Drimed Rabjam Rinpoche and Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche in Bodhgaya, the place of Buddha Shakyamuni’s enlightenment, one of the most important Buddhist pilgrimage destinations (Winter of 2021/22).