Saga Dawa: Month of merits

Saga Dawa, the 4th Tibetan lunar month which runs from 20th May until 18th June 2023, is known as the month of merits, it is also called bumgyur dawa, which means “merits multiplied by a hundred thousand times”. Accordingly, practitioners make extra efforts during this month in practicing Dharma, generosity, kindness and compassion accumulating virtuous merit and purifying negative karma.

The Friday, 26th May 2023 celebrates the birth of Buddha (Tampei Düchen) and the 15th day of this lunar month, the full moon day, Sunday, 4th June 2023 celebrates the day of
Buddha’s enlightenment (Sangyé Düchen) and parinirvana (Nyangdé Düchen).