Join us for the most meritorious auspicious time of the year to practice!
Saga Dawa Duchen is considered one of the most holy times in Tibetan Buddhism, marking the birth, enlightenment and parinirvana (death) of the Buddha Shakyamuni.
It is said that on this day, the karma of all positive and negative actions is multiplied 100 million times. Thus, it is a tremendously auspicious time to engage in virtuous practice, and perform acts of kindness and generosity. Because of this multiplying effect, this is a golden opportunity to accomplish vast merit and virtue in a short amount of time.
The Garchen Institute will celebrate Saga Dawa ONLINE starting with H.E. Garchen Rinpoche bestowing the 1000 armed Chenrezig empowerment followed by Chenrezig sadhana practice, teachings on the Four Yogas of Mahamudra, Q & A with H.E. Garchen Rinpoche, and finishing with our annual Nyungne retreats. May 27th is the actual day of Saga Dawa Duchen, which will be the complete fasting day of no food or water during the Nyungne retreat.