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Saka Dawa: Mahayana Precepts
May 26, 2021 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
About this practice
Saka Dawa marks the time of year when Buddhists remember the birth, enlightenment and parinirvana of Shakyamuni Buddha. The results of actions done on this day are considered to be multiplied by many hundreds of millions, so it’s an important day to focus on spiritual practice, virtue and accumulating merit. The fifteen days leading up to Saka Dawa are also considered to be especially powerful.
In normal times, we would celebrate Saka Dawa at Jamyang Buddhist Centre, but continued lockdown restrictions mean we will have to convene online. But don’t worry. We may not be able to come together physically, but we will certainly make the most of this time!
We’ll begin the day taking Mahayana Precepts together with Geshe Namdak. The practice is extremely virtuous at any time of year, but on a day like Saka Dawa the benefit multiplied enormously.
Saka Dawa is also a very auspicious day for Geshe Namdak to begin the first of two teaching series on Nagarjuna, which you can sign up for here. Geshe Namdak will lead us in additional prayers to mark the occasion.