Known as the month of merits, Saka Dawa is the most important and holy month in the Tibetan calendar, to celebrate Shakyamuni Buddha's Birth, Enlightenment and Parinirvana. During this period (31 May - 29 June 2022), all karmic results—good and bad—are considered to be multiplied by millions. The full moon day, called Saka Dawa Duchen, falls on June 14th which is the single most holy day of the year.
What better time than this holy month to accumulate immense merit? VNOS has organised many virtuous activities for you, to benefit the most in this auspicious month!
** First Week Activities Highlight (4th June) **
In order to give students more positive energy to prepare for their Saka Dawa practices, Gen Namgyel-la will specially offer a one-day retreat on Green Tara, followed by an optional Refuge Ceremony.
Special One-Day Green Tara Virtual Retreat
Times: AEST (UTC+10): 15:00-17:00 and 18:30-20:30
HKT (UTC+8): 13:00-15:00 and 16:30-18:30
INDIA (UTC+5:30): 10:30-12:30 and 14:00-16:00
CEST (UTC+2): 07:00-09:00 and 10:30-12:30
Details & Registration: https://www.venerable-namgyel-online-sangha.com/virtualretreat
There will be a separate event, an optional Refuge Ceremony right after the retreat.
Registration required. Details: https://forms.gle/fexfkbhyEpUvRCy16
What more? There are many ways that practitioners can use this time well, as advised by Gen Namgyel-la:
Gen Namgyel-la's special advice for Dharma practice
- Recite “Sanghata Sutra” at least once - Recite "Praise to Shakyamuni Buddha" - Recite "King of Prayers" - Light offerings are very beneficial
Light Offering with Gen Namgyel-la
Light Offering with Gen Namgyel-la
Gen Namgyel-la will make light offerings with dedications in his meditation room during this auspicious time. You can make your special dedications, whether it is for worldly matters or spiritual attainments.
Sponsor special pujas in monasteries and nunneries
VNOS will support monasteries and a nunnery in India & Nepal to perform a series of special pujas to pray for the peace and benefit of all sentient beings. You can make your own dedications and multiply their power at this special time.
Make Offerings to Merit Fund
Merit Fund is to support all kinds of pujas, prayers and virtuous activities. Once you make the offerings, merits and your dedications will roll on forever. This is an auspicious time to accumulate inconceivable merits.
** Special Gift of Dharma **
This is an excellent opportunity to remember and reflect on Buddha’s precious teachings through our joyful and diligent Dharma practices, so as to develop our inner wisdom and compassion!
We wish more people could benefit from the Dharma, especially during Saka Dawa with merits multiplied by MILLIONS! On this auspicious occasion, VNOS warmly presents all non-members with a special gift: two months free access to all VNOS website member zones, which include meditation recordings, various Dharma and secular teachings/tutorials.
This gift registration offer starts from today and will be available until the 29th of June—with the two months free access applied from the date the gift is claimed.
Non-members can sign up to claim this gift on the webpage below:
Special thanks to all our donors who enable VNOS to continuously spread the Dharma to benefit all sentient beings. It is also our way to repay their kindness by multiplying their merits with these virtuous actions. We deeply rejoice, and may all the merits accumulated help bring us to buddhahood quickly.