Monday, 4 June 2012

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


Buddha Shakyamuni statue in Lerab Ling, France

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 is celebrated in Rigpa centres around the world. To find a centre closest to you, click here .

No comments: