Saga Dawa

Saga Dawa is an auspiciously important month in the Tibetan calendar. The 15th day of this month, Saga Dawa Duchen is the great occasion and this year is on May 26th. This is the single most important day for Tibetan Buddhists as it commemorates the birth, enlightenment and parinirvana of Buddha. Some call today Buddha Day. Saga Dawa is the month of merits and merits are multiplied by a hundred thousand times. Extra efforts are made in practicing the Dharma, generosity and compassion this month. By doing this they will accumulate greater virtuous merits and purify negative karmas. Today Buddha is remembered but people also pray, praying for all holy gurus from all traditions, for spreading of Buddha’s teachings and for peace on earth.