Saka Dawa 

(Tibetan Vesak Day)

Remembering the Buddha’s

Birth, Awakening, and Passing Away

Sunday, June 4, 2023

(Vesak Day is June 2 in Singapore)

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

Add your Vesak Day offerings to help Raise the Roof on the Buddha Hall


Close-up of golden Buddha for Lhabab Duchen

Vesak Day—called Saka Dawa Duchen in the Tibetan tradition—is the most special time in the Buddhist calendar.

It’s the anniversary of the Buddha’s birth, awakening, and passing away.

Saka Dawa is a special time to renew your resolve to develop ethical conduct, love, compassion, and wisdom and diminish the afflicted minds that bring so much misery.

It’s a good day to do special practices that deepen your connection with the Buddha. See our suggestions below.

On Saka Dawa, let’s dedicate all goodness generated to relieve suffering and the causes of suffering. Dedicate merit to sustain the Buddha’s teachings, for your own awakening, and for the welfare of all beings.

When you dedicate, we invite you to dedicate merit to support completion of the Abbey’s Buddha Hall.

How to Celebrate



Community photo with Geshe Yeshi Lhundup.