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Saga Dawa Retreat via Zoom
May 31, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Meeting ID: 858 0887 6929
Considering the National Emergency declaration due to COVID-19, the Buddhist Institute in Spokane, WA will join in effort to prevent the spread of this epidemic. We will suspend all of our services at the Institute from March 15, through the end of May. We will continue our Friday & Saturday evening and Sunday morning sessions via Zoom (meeting link above).
Saga Dawa Retreat
The most important month in the Tibetan Buddhist lunar calendar is Saga Dawa, the 4th lunar month which runs from May 23rd up until June 22nd, 2020.Â Friday June 5th, which is the full moon day, is calledÂ Saga Dawa DÃ¼chenÂ (DÃ¼chen means â€œgreat occasionâ€).Â This day is the mostÂ important holy day of the year for Tibetan BuddhistsÂ as itÂ commemorates the birth, enlightenment, and parinirvana of our perfect supreme teacher, Buddha Shakyamuni. In Tibetan tradition, the first two weeks up until theÂ full-moon is considered a very powerful time to accumulate virtuous merits, particularly the full-moon day.
In other Buddhist traditions this occasion is known as Buddha Purnima, or Buddha Day and is celebrated slightly earlier than Saga Dawa as itâ€™s based off of a different lunar calendar.
To celebrate this auspicious occasion, Geshe-la is going to offer our annualÂ **Saga Dawa Retreat**Â via ZoomÂ to beÂ held every Friday and Saturday night, and Sunday morning beginningÂ Saturday, May 23rdÂ throughÂ Friday, June 5th.
Teachings are presided by the most authentic mentor Ven. Prof. Geshe-la Phelgye, a Tibetan Buddhist monk since 1973. Everyone is invited to take privilege of this rare and precious opportunity.
All services are offered free of charge; however, your generous offerings are much needed for the maintenance of the facility, they are truly appreciated.
To learn more about our Guru (Dharma mentor) Venerable Geshe-la Phelgye, please clickÂ here.