This is an online celebration via Zoom. Each event has a separate Zoom link and registration, with the exception of the one Facebook live event. Please follow the links below and register for each Zoom event individually.
Please join The FPMT Harmonious Friends, for a Saka Dawa celebration to commemorate Guru Shakyamuni Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and parinirvana.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche has explained that merit is multiplied 300,000,000 times on Saka Dawa. Because Saka Dawa combines these three special days, the possibility to create merit is unbelievable. To learn more about the amazing results of doing practice on this day, please watch this video with Lama Zopa Rinpoche from Kopan.
There are four FPMT Centers participating in this Saka Dawa Celebration:
The schedule of programs begins on Tuesday, May 25th with two practices at Land of Medicine Buddha on Saka Dawa in India time. Harmonious Friends programming continues through Wednesday, May 26th at Ocean of Compassion Buddhist Center, Vajrapani Institute and Lama Yeshe Ling. Please participate in any or all you can. Please note that each event has a separate Zoom link and registration through the center offering the session.
Tuesday, May 25, 2021
- 6:00pm – 8:00pm PDT (9:00pm – 11:00pm EDT)
The Source of All Attainments: The Yoga of the Inseparability of the Guru and Avalokiteshvara followed by a short Tara Practice, led by Ven. Steve Carlier at Land of Medicine Buddha
Wednesday, May 26, 2021
- 4:45am – 5:45am PDT (7:45am – 8:45am EDT)
Precepts and Morning Prayers at Ocean of Compassion Buddhist Center
(People may join at 5:15am PDT for just the Morning Prayers and Blessing the Speech part if they like.)
- 7:00am – 8:00am PDT (10:00am – 11:00am EDT)
35 Buddhas Practice with Elaine Jackson at Vajrapani Institute
- 9:00am – 10:00am PDT (12:00pm – 1:00pm EDT)
Recitation of Diamond Cutter Sutra with Lama Yeshe Ling
- 11:00pm – 12:00pm PDT (2:00pm – 3:00pm EDT) – Four Mandala Offerings to Chittamani Tara with Venerable Samten at Land of Medicine Buddha ***No registration necessary, streaming via FacebookLive on: Land of Medicine Buddha’s Facebook page
- 4:00pm – 5:00pm PDT (7:00pm – 8:00pm EDT)
Oral Transmission of the Heart Sutra with Geshe Sonam at Lama Yeshe Ling
*REMEMBER YOUR MERIT ON THIS BLESSED DAY IS MULTIPLIED MANY TIMES OVER*
|Date(s):||May 25th 6pm - May 26th 5pm 2021, PDT|
|Type of event:||special event|
|Number of sessions:||Various events available over two days, Please register for each event individually|
|Level:||All are Welcome|
|Participation:||Attend one event, or all|
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