Monday, 8 June 2009

Saga Dawa Düchen: The Anniversary of Buddha's Enlightenment & Parinirvana

Statue of the Buddha in the Lerab Ling Temple

Yesterday, the Three Year Retreatants at Lerab Ling celebrated Saga Dawa Düchen with a full day of practice in the Temple.

Saga Dawa Düchen, one of the four major Buddhist holidays, is the anniversary of Buddha Shakyamuni's enlightenment at Bodhgaya and his parinirvana at Kushinigara. It occurs on the full moon (the 15th day) of the fourth Tibetan lunar month, which is called Saga Dawa in Tibetan.

The day was also celebrated in Rigpa centres around the world. To find a centre closest to you, click here.

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