Saga Dawa Teachings and Practices 2020

This month, known as Saga Dawa, we celebrate the anniversary of the birth, enlightenment and death of Buddha Shakyamuni. Saga Dawa in 2020 begins on May 23 and ends on June 21. Merit generated during this time is amplified. There's lots of opportunity to practice virtually, so below you'll find a list of online practices we've heard of in which you can participate. You can practice at your own level or, if you are an experienced student, you might consider taking the Eight Mahayana Precepts (Sojong Vows followed by fasting after 12 PM) and/or following a vegetarian diet.

Khenpo Tenzin Norgay Rinpoche
Lama Pasang Tenzin

Khenpo Tenzin Norgay Rinpoche Teaching Online
Kuntuzangpo Mönlam (The Prayer of Buddha Samantabhadra)

This text holds that anyone who hears the aspiration contained within will be awakened within three lifetimes. Needless to say, it is of great benefit to make an attempt to understand such a text. With this in mind, we will go through this aspiration prayer this Memorial Day Weekend so that we can try to remember how and when we got lost in Samsara, reclaim our original self, and make ourselves Buddha again.

Anyone is welcome to join this online course, but must commit to reciting this prayer 108 times by the end of 2020.

Offered on Zoom

Schedule: May 23, 24, and 25 at 10 a.m. each day.

Zoom Meeting Link:
(open the day of the teaching - right now it is inactive)

Zoom Meeting ID:
830 6464 9425

Zoom Meeting Password:

Session 1: Saturday, May 23, 10:00 AM to Noon (EST)
Session 2: Sunday, May 24, 10:00 AM to Noon (EST)
Session 2: Monday, May 25, 10:00 AM to Noon (EST)

Teaching text:
Download the PDF

Saga Dawa & Sojong Vows Lead By Lama Pasang Tenzin

Please join Lama Pasang Tenzin as he leads the Sojong Vows and Nyungne Sadhana every morning via Zoom (only fasting after 12:00 noon is required). Students are free to take the vows on whichever day(s) they would like.

5/23 - 6/21
7:00 AM to 8:00 AM (EST)
Zoom Meeting ID: 722-893-558

On the days you take Sojong Vows, please refrain from eating meat or eggs. Taking these vows means means that one cannot have solid foods from 12:00 noon until the next morning. Liquids are OK.