Saka Dawa 2018


Saka Dawa is the holiest day of the year according to the Tibetan calendar. It celebrates the Buddha’s birth, passing, and para-nirvana. This year it takes place on May 29. Suggested practices include: Lama Zopa Rinpoche recommends offering a complete recitation of the Sutra of Golden Light (resources available here). Taking the Eight Mahayana precepts […]

Saka dawa practice: give up meat


This year, Saka dawa falls between May 26 and June 24. During this time, Buddhists honor the Buddha’s life. One of the best spiritual practices to adopt during this time is to refrain from killing. We can easily do this by refraining from eating meat as much as possible. The benefits to animals are obvious […]