June 4, 2020

***This will be a virtual event via Zoom***

You will receive the Zoom meeting ID in your registration confirmation email

Ven Steve will give an evening talk at 6:30 pm to students of all levels.

What is Saka Dawa?

An auspicious merit multiplying day, the full moon day of the month of Saka Dawa.

The fifteenth day of Saka Dawa is one of the four great holy days of the Tibetan calendar, commemorating Shakyamuni Buddha’s enlightenment and parinirvana. Any actions done on this day, both auspicious and harmful, are magnified in their power. Karmic results are multiplied by one hundred million, as cited by Lama Zopa Rinpoche in the vinaya text, Treasure of Quotations and Logic.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s guidelines for Holy Days on the Tibetan Buddhist calendar can be found HERE.

Venerable Steve Carlier (Thubten Sherab) was born in the UK and has been studying Buddhism since 1977. He first met Lama Yeshe, the founder of the FPMT, and Lama Zopa, its current head, in 1978. He was ordained as a Buddhist monk by Lama Zopa in 1979 and received full ordination from Serkong Tsenshab Rinpoche the following year. He studied for eleven years at Nalanda Monastery in France, and from 1993 to 2004 was one of only a handful of Westerners who have followed the Nalanda (India) tradition of studies at Sera Monastery in India. Since 1978 he has been a student of the revered late abbot emeritus of Sera Je monastery, Geshe Jampa Tegchog. Eventually, he came to serve as this great master’s interpreter. He is currently teaching at Land of Medicine Buddha, teaching Discovering Buddhism and the Basic Program.

Date(s): June 4, 2020
Times: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Instructor/Leader:
Type of event: general class
Number of sessions: single event
Level: basic
Participation: open to everyone
Location: Online Via Zoom
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