On Saka Dawa, we commemorate the Buddha’s birth, awakening, and parinirvana (passing).

In these challenging times, Buddha’s compassionate wisdom teachings offer support and comfort to Buddhists and non-Buddhists, too.

On Saka Dawa—and every day—rejoice in having met the teachings, take advantage of your precious opportunity to practice them, and cultivate your good qualities.

Now, dedicate all this goodness to relieve suffering, to sustain the teachings, and for your own awakening to bring about the welfare of all beings.

All merit accumulated on this special day is multiplied 100 million times.

Close-up of golden Buddha for Lhabab Duchen

Ways to celebrate Saka Dawa and create merit