Saga Dawa Düchen May 21, 2016
Saga Dawa Düchen is one of the most important sacred Buddhist days. The full moon day of fourth Tibetan month is commemorates Lord Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and parinirvana (passing away). All the merits of virtues actions done on this day are multiplies on hundred million times.
The Rime Center will be hosting a series of Shakyamuni Buddha and Chenrezig Pujas, and open meditation sessions. The morning will start with participants receiving the 24 hour Mahayana vows and will have available open meditation sessions as an opportunity for you to come in and meditate throughout the day at your own pace and time limit. The evening will end with a Sūtra resounding event that Rime Center will be jointly hosting with 84000.co.
A Sutra resounding is an ancient monastic tradition, whereby each participant will read out a different part of the sutra in different languages simultaneously, so that the entire sutra is completed together as a group. The objective of a sutra resounding is to promote the reading, listening and learning of the actual words of the Buddha. This event is free for all to come, however we will collecting donations that will be used to help sponsor the translation of the Tibetan Kangyur, cannon of Tibetan Buddhist sutras, that is currently being translated into English by 84000.co.
Schedule for Activities
5:30 am – 24-Hour Mahayana Vows Given
6 am – 12 pm – Open Meditation
12 pm – Shakyamuni Buddha Puja with Meditation
1 pm – 5 pm – Open Meditation
5 pm – 1000 Arm Chenrezig Puja with Meditation
7 pm – 8:30 pm – Sutra Resounding