Happy Saga Dawa 2016

sagadawaThe month of Buddha's birth, enlightenment and parinirvana begins today.

This special month is called Saga Dawa or विशाखा Viśhākhā "Alpha Libroe" under 27 stars that corresponds with the 12th lunar month.

Its importance is not because of the stars constellation but due to the Buddha's major deeds that make this month the holiest for every Buddhist.

Beside the blessings from the Buddha, whatever meritorious acts we do with devotional reflection upon the Buddha during such a holy period makes our practice more powerful. That's why it is also called the month of multiplication of merits.

I wish everyone a happy Vesak month. May you be able to accumulate a lots of merits now and always.

Shangpa Rinpoche