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Saka Dawa

Monday, June 17, (All day) 2019

This day marks Shakyamuni Buddha's birth, enlightenment and parinirvana (passing from this life).

Saka Dawa is an especially auspicious day for spiritual practice — the karmic effects of all actions, positive and negative, are multiplied exponentially!


Our schedule at Kadampa Center will include:

5:15 - 7:00 am

Eight Mahayana Precepts, followed by a  group reading of  a sutra. The precepts begin before dawn and end at sunrise the following day. These precepts must be taken from a qualified master the first time; afterward the student may take them at home before their altar., or with other students at Kadampa Center. Geshe Sangpo will offer precepts if students request it. If you wish to take precepts for the first time, please register here by Thursday, June 13.

We will take precepts at the Center in any case.

3:00 - 4:00 pm

Animal blessing and liberation 

7:00 - 9:00 pm

Venerable Robina Courtin teaches on How to Discover Our True Nature  in the first night of her week-long visit to Kadampa Center.  


Sponsor Holy Day Activities $108