Saka Dawa
(Vesak Day)

Rejoice and Celebrate the Buddha’s

Birth, Awakening, and Parinirvana

Monday, June 17, 2019 
in the Tibetan calendar 



Saka Dawa is the holiest day of the Buddhist year.

5-27-10 Holidays: Vesak Day - BBC

Ven. Chodron explains in this 2-minute video.
Click it to start.

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

We rejoice in our potential to become fully awakened too.

We recall the Buddha’s fully perfected compassion, love, wisdom, and skillful means.

And we honor all the teachers who have brought the teachings to us.

It takes a tremendous amount of merit to meet the Buddha’s teachings, and you have created the causes to do so.

Rejoice in your fortune, take advantage of your precious opportunity, and cultivate your good qualities. Now, dedicate all this goodness for your own awakening and for the welfare of all beings.

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


Ways to celebrate Saka Dawa and create merit




Saka Dawa greetings and best wishes from
everyone in the Sravasti Abbey Community