Celebrate the

Day of Miracles

Saturday, February 27, 2021

All merit accumulated on this day is multiplied 100 million times!

The 15 days before are also especially meritorious.
Please join us in making merit for the Abbey’s Buddha Hall project
by reciting Shakyamuni Buddha’s mantra.
Go here to learn more.

And join us on the Day of Miracles to practice the Shakyamuni Buddha Meditation, recite Buddha’s mantra together, and — hopefully — collectively meet our goal of 5 million mantra recitations to remove obstacles for the Abbey’s aspiration to build a beautiful new Buddha Hall!

Register here to join in.


The Day of Miracles is one of the four holy days in the Tibetan Buddhist calendar. It celebrates the time when a group of matted-hair ascetics challenged the Buddha to a contest of miracle powers at Sravasti.

Although the Buddha did not want to show his miraculous powers, as this was the only way to subdue these ascetics and help them to develop faith in the Buddhadharma, he performed magnificent miracles each day for 15 days, outshining all opponents.

As a result, the ascetics as well as a huge assembly of devas and humans adopted the Buddhist doctrine, practiced it, and gained spiritual attainments. Subsequent generations continue to be inspired by the Buddha’s demonstration of his extraordinary qualities.

Ven. Thubten Chodron explains the historical background of the Day of Miracles in this 2013 talk and tells several stories about the Day of Miracles in this short talk from 2009.

She reminds us how best to celebrate the Day of Miracles, following the Buddha’s example to overcome afflictions, in this brief video.

And she talks about taking refuge in the Three Jewels in this talk from 2015.

Let’s rejoice together in having met the Buddha’s teachings!


 How to celebrate the Day of Miracles

and create merit 

Think about how the Buddha’s teachings affect your life, rejoice in your fortune, and dedicate the merit for your own awakening and for all sentient beings!